NI Spotlight Collection:India/Cuba/West Africa in the FREE Kontakt Player6?

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KVRist
80 posts since 4 Apr, 2021

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:02 pm

Hello, I am wondering what is the difference if I buy NI Spotlight Collection: India or Cuba or West Africa and use it inside the FREE Kontakt Player 6 compared if I had the FULL Kontakt 6? :help:

Sorry if this is in wrong sub forum

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KVRian
1237 posts since 16 Jan, 2004

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:57 pm

I own all 3 of those libraries, and only have the Kontakt Player. I think the main thing with the full version of Kontakt is that you can do things like edit the sample mapping to the keyboard, create effects chains (vs the ones that come built into those libraries) and stuff like that. Basically, if you read what Kontakt full vs Kontakt Player gives you normally - meaning, I don't think there's anything specific about those libraries that are any different than other libraries, and what you can do with full vs player. Sorry, I know that wording isn't the best - so I hope I don't cloud the issue.

I know some 3rd party libraries actually require the full version of Kontakt just to use, but obviously these don't.

KVRAF
8233 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:47 pm

I think you'll be too busy melding and orchestrating sounds and features of those libraries to worry much about Kontakt features.
There are reviews of West Africa that expose some capabilities you might not expect, and if you use Guitar Rig 6 Player, a huge range of options will enhance the already varied libraries.
Good luck!

KVRAF
22804 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:24 am

one specific difference between eg., West Africa and India is the latter uses MIDI, the former is all scripted audio for its patterns. India's MIDI can be exported to edit in DAW.
Don't remember if this can be accessed in Player. Only thing I've used in Player was a Scarbee bass lib, and everything needed was on the surface, didn't need to get under the hood.
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Boss Lovin' DR
8682 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:30 am

jancivil wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:24 am
one specific difference between eg., West Africa and India is the latter uses MIDI, the former is all scripted audio for its patterns. India's MIDI can be exported to edit in DAW.
I can't actually check a Kontakt Player anything with Full installed so easily, but if that is important I'd check to see if 'send MIDI to the outside world' can be indicated in the preferences in KP. I'd assume there is a checklist somewhere at NI.
I've got full 5 installed and 6 player, and can confirm that the midi out options are the same with all available.

KVRAF
22804 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:33 am

thx. I thought so but can't just go and check with both as full installed

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