The Mac version of Kontakt will be shipping by the end of August. The new v1.1 will include a Hybrid CD containing both the Mac and the PC installer and customers who have already purchased the PC version will be able to download a free crossgrade from NI's website.
The Kontakt v1.1 Mac release and PC update adds direct import of HALion, EXS, and SDII files, making it easy to switch. In combination with the existing support of the Gigasampler, AKAI, Sound Font, and Battery formats, Kontakt can now open just about any sample library. The import functionality for EMU files (EIII, ESI, and EIV) will be added later this year.
The crossgrade offer is available to owners of the following applications:
- Emagic EXS24, EXSP24
- Steinberg HALion
- Tascam GigaStudio 32, GigaStudio 96, GigaStudio 160
- Tascam GigaSampler 64
The crossgrade will cost $229/229 Euro and is available from September 1st, 2002.
All crossgrade customers are welcome to keep their previous sampler software.
More information about the crossgrade can be found at here...