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Native Instruments Kontakt 6 v6.6.0 Rev2 / v6.6.0 [WiN, MacOSX]

Native Instruments Kontakt 6
WiN: P2P | 08 July 2021 | 675.6 MB
MAC: MORiA | 06 July 2021 | 581.52 MB
With KONTAKT 6, you can sound like a snare drum, a symphony orchestra, or anything in between, from a universe of sampled instruments. It’s a simple sampler when you want it to be, and a deep sonic scripting laboratory when you need something more. The next generation of the world’s favorite sampling platform gives you new instruments and new features under the hood – so you can layer, link, stretch, and shape your sounds any way you can imagine.

What's new?
Over two decades, KONTAKT has become a highly-developed engine for creating and playing sampled instruments. KONTAKT 6 offers more for players and builders alike:

Introducing KONTAKT Play Series: Three new instruments for the KONTAKT library, offering pristine, contemporary sound in a creative and streamlined interface

Wavetable synthesis module: Build hybrid instruments for entirely new sounds

Enhanced effects: Even more effects for your creations, for greater expression and realism

Creator Tools: New standalone application dedicated to improving the library creation and editing process.

THREE NEW INSTRUMENTS
KONTAKT 6 introduces the KONTAKT Play Series: Sonically rich sample libraries that combine powerful sound design with simple playability. Each offers eight intelligently mapped macro knobs giving you a wide-sweeping, intuitive range of control. They all showcase KONTAKT’s new wavetable module, each offering two blendable sound sources and a unique take on a speciality style.

ANALOG DREAMS
Iconic 20th century hardware synthesizers captured with an intricate level of detail, and creatively processed with seminal outboard effects. This hybrid analog/digital instrument utilizes blendable sound sources to deliver a modern take on classic electro and synthwave, which have seen a resurgence in recent cinema.

ETHEREAL EARTH
Hybrid organic/electronic instrument that takes myriad acoustic instruments from around the world, and combines it with digital synthesis, organic foley layers, and effects processing. The result fuses traditional and digital, with basses, strings (bowed and plucked), wind instruments, tuned percussion, bells/metals, pads/drones, leads, and textural ambiences.

HYBRID KEYS
A contemporary, creative, and ultimately new take on keys and piano sounds. HYBRID KEYS moves away from conventional sampling processes and instead focuses on inventive techniques such as re-amping, creative mic positioning in interesting spaces, and vari-speed experiments with tape.

NEW FEATURES FOR BUILDERS
KONTAKT has long since grown beyond its origins as a software sampler, and now provides a solid foundation for building advanced sample-based instruments. We’ve been supporting this platform, and the people who use it, with continuous updates to KONTAKT 5, and KONTAKT 6 builds on this strategy with some big additions for you builders out there.

NEW EFFECTS

Replika Delay: Based on the dedicated Native Instruments plug-in REPLIKA XT, it offers multiple delay modes, each with a vastly different sound character.
Room Reverb: A new high-quality algorithmic room reverb that offers options for real time modulation.
Hall Reverb: Another high-quality algorithmic reverb, tuned for hall sounds.
Plate Reverb: Emulates a plate reverberator for for classic vintage metallic sounds.
Cry Wah: Wah-wah effect module, based on the most popular wah pedal of all time.

WAVETABLE MODULE
The latest version of KONTAKT adds wavetable synthesis to the ever expanding KONTAKT toolset. All three of the new Play Series instruments incorporate this new module, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you create with this powerful new building block.

CREATOR TOOLS
Creator Tools is a standalone application designed to improve the workflows of library builders and instrument creators. It consists of two elements: A Debugger, for identifying and fixing problems in KONTAKT script, and an Instrument Editor, which can load and run Lua scripts to automap samples, duplicate and batch rename groups, and copy settings from one part of an instrument to another.

► v6.6.0 - 2021-07-06
VST3 Target, User content base path, flexible EVENT_PAR routing.
ADDED Kontakt now also provides a VST3 target
REMOVED 32bit VST2 target is no longer provided
CHANGED The Options Load/Import tab is updated and renamed to Loading
ADDED It is now possible to set a user library path in the Kontakt options Loading Tab
ADDED KSP New KSP command redirect_output()
IMPROVED KSP It is now possible to refresh the ui_file_selector
ADDED KSP Scripts can now send modulation events to the new From Script modulator
ADDED KSP It is now possible to attach the ui_meter to gain reduction meters
ADDED KSP Level meter ranges and orientation can now be set with $CONTROL_PAR_RANGE_MIN and $CONTROL_PAR_RANGE_MAX
ADDED New factory script Arpeggiator (sync) based on the listener callback for solid host sync timing
ADDED The about screen now displays the Kontakt target
FIXED When modulating amp release, the release velocity was delayed by one note
FIXED Kontakt could crash on Windows if the system user documents folder was on a USB or network drive
FIXED Kontakt could crash when re-ordering NKIs in a bank
FIXED In some cases external modulator names were missing in instruments created with Kontakt 4 or earlier
FIXED Wavetable Inharmonic knob is now correctly displayed as a bipolar value
FIXED Collection of minor cosmetic GUI fixes

► Kontakt v6.6.0 Beta 1

VST3, Content Library Path, KSP Commands, Creator Tools 1.4
At a Glance
As the sub-header gave away, we are happy to share with you the long awaited VST3 target!
Additionally, a great UX improvement for cases where users have missing content has been implemented: you can now specify a base path for your non-Player Content but also choose if you want to store referenced paths relative to the base path. You can set these in the updated Loading tab (fka Import/Load) of Kontakt Options.

And although VST3 is the main purpose of this release, we couldn't have a release without a couple of cool new KSP features and improvements. To name one, you can now route the EVENT_PARs to various destinations!

Finally, we are sure that a lot of our builders will appreciate the new Creator Tools update as it enables file system access via Lua. That means that one can now automate any process via Lua scripts, without leaving the Creator Tools environment! We are certain that you will be super creative in finding ways to optimize your workflows. Enjoy and use responsibly :)

NOTE: Hosting Kontakt as VST3 inside Komplete Kontrol and Maschine is not fully supported yet. Please wait for the respective product updates.

We’d love to have coverage around the following key areas:
- Generally trying out the Kontakt VST3 target and reporting any discrepancies between Kontakt VST2 and VST3 behaviour and functionality
- Saving and recalling projects with Kontakt VST3
- Multiple outputs functionality with Kontakt VST3
- Migrating a DAW project correctly from Kontakt VST2 to Kontakt VST3 (For DAWS that support this)
- Sending external MIDI of all kinds to Kontakt VST3
- Specifically sending Program Change MIDI messages to Kontakt VST3
- Send MIDI output from Kontakt to other instruments
- Correct behaviour and parameter naming of host automation with Kontakt VST3
- Loading and resolving projects with missing content for all Kontakt plugin targets

This version is fully compatible with the new Creator Tools 1.4.0 beta.
We hope that everyone is safe and thanks again for all your help.

Greetings from Berlin,
The Kontakt team

Please scroll down all the way to the bottom of this page for the download links and documentation.
Notice that there are also download links for Kontakt 6.5.3 and Creator Tools 1.3.0 should you feel the need to roll back from the beta.

Changelogs

Kontakt v6.6.0 - Beta 1 (2021-04-XX)
ADDED Kontakt now also provides a VST3 target
REMOVED 32bit VST2 target is no longer provided
CHANGED The Options Load/Import tab is updated and renamed to Loading
ADDED It is now possible to set a user library path in the Kontakt options Loading tab
ADDED The about screen now displays the Kontakt target
ADDED KSP New KSP command redirect_output()
IMPROVED KSP It is now possible to refresh the ui_file_selector
ADDED KSP It is now possible to attach the ui_meter to gain reduction meters
ADDED KSP EVENT_PARs can be now routed to various destinations
Creator Tools v1.4.0 - Beta 1 (2021-04-XX)
ADDED Instrument Editor: It is now possible to set the grid and BPM with Lua
ADDED It is now possible to enable Lua file system access
IMPROVED Lua Script: Log limit is now increased to 100.000 lines


Release Note: (v6.6.0 Rev2)
Rev2: Fixed vst3, setup corrected and more..


Release Note: (v6.6.0 Beta 1)
Install
Replace from the Fix folder


MORiA Note: (v6.6.0)
REQ:[iNTEL] + [M1]
Mac: OS 10.13 Hugh Sierra+
Plugin Formats: AudioUnit, Standalone, VSTi VST3i


SPTNDC Note: (v6.5.3)
Fixed another version.


Native Instruments Kontakt 6 Portable you can download HERE


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  • rokit5andsub
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    20.01.2018
    29 September 2018 17:54
    • excuse me, where can i download the 3 new ones and who to install/add? trying native accsess, no luck.

      correct: how to install/add?
       
  • Legend
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    12.05.2017
    30 September 2018 10:11
    • Quote: rokit5andsub
      excuse me, where can i download the 3 new ones and who to install/add? trying native accsess, no luck.

      correct: how to install/add?

      Use INSTALL.CMD
       
  • Rob Stew
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    14.01.2018
    30 September 2018 11:27
    • Hi Legend,
      how exactly i have to use the INSTALL.CMD Comand ?
       
  • bjstone
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    3.06.2018
    30 September 2018 12:27
    • Although Admin rights are available, INSTALL.CMD is still asking for it.
      What went wrong?
      Thanks.
       
  • uknodino
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    19.01.2018
    1 October 2018 02:03
    • Quote: Rob Stew
      Hi Legend,
      how exactly i have to use the INSTALL.CMD Comand ?


      You may just have to wait for an actual installer from P2P or someone else as I have never gotten anything from Symlink to actually install....let alone work.
       
  • ampaudio
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    13.01.2018
    1 October 2018 02:23
    • Thanks so much for this!

      That being said, standalone still prompts the demo/buy etc. Au and vst seem to work.
      Mac OS 10.12.6
       
  • aish5trip
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    16.01.2018
    1 October 2018 14:43
    • Does anyone know how to add libraries? Whtn i click on add library, it says file not found. I am on windows
       
  • gutotx
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    18.01.2018
    1 October 2018 18:04
    • Works on High Sierra, All kontakt 5.7 libraries have been imported by Kontakt 6.
      Thank you
       
  • pma
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    8.08.2018
    2 October 2018 06:13
    • [quote=ampaudio]Thanks so much for this!

      I get the same. The standalone prompts for buy/demo/activate however the au runs like a charm. Would love to have it working as a standalone though... I'm running Sierra 10.12.6
       
  • gonzobozo
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    19.04.2018
    9 October 2018 01:04
    • merci mtchou
       
  • gorybloodfest
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    22.10.2018
    27 October 2018 05:55
    • thanks got this to work perfectly in fl studio 20 also managed to get addlibrary.exe to work smile
       
  • uknodino
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    19.01.2018
    27 October 2018 06:10
    • Thanks for the release but I must say, this is a pain in the "A" trying to find the right folder to copy the right file to. An actual installer would be great! But again, thanks for putting in the work and supplying the release. Much appreciated.
       
  • jam9494
    registered
    12.01.2018
    31 October 2018 22:50
    • The app in the 3 KONTAKT - APP folder says it's damaged when I try to open it on my MacOs.
      What am I doing wrong? I copied it to the Applications folder under Native Instruments.
       
  • pipis2010
    registered
    12.07.2018
    4 November 2018 09:30
    • Quote: aish5trip
      Does anyone know how to add libraries? Whtn i click on add library, it says file not found. I am on windows


      I usually get that "this library needs to be installed first" or something of the sort... Bummer!

      Quote: gorybloodfest
      thanks got this to work perfectly in fl studio 20 also managed to get addlibrary.exe to work smile


      How did you get the library to work?
       
  • jam9494
    registered
    12.01.2018
    6 November 2018 02:35
    • The app in the 3 KONTAKT - APP folder says it's damaged when I try to open it on my MacOs.
       
  • Masterfreek
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    21.10.2018
    7 November 2018 19:40
    • a video showing how to install is not possible?
       
  • Masterfreek
    registered
    21.10.2018
    10 November 2018 19:22
    • please create a video for all those who, like me, are not practical. who already has an official version how should he proceed?
       
  • eagle007
    registered
    23.01.2018
    14 November 2018 20:57
    • Runs perfectly on OSX, thx!
       
  • jam9494
    registered
    12.01.2018
    15 November 2018 06:05
    • The app in the 3 KONTAKT - APP folder says it's damaged when I try to open it on my MacOs. I replaced the other one with the one in the 3 KONTAKT folder, but when I try to open Kontakt, it says that it's damaged.
       
  • jdrumz
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    16.02.2018
    15 November 2018 18:45
    • On my MACosx it says its not mountable, any one else having this issue?
       
  • CVINONT
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    30.07.2018
    16 November 2018 03:08
    • Hi,
      Does anyone has it working on win without the add library issue ?
       
  • jam9494
    registered
    12.01.2018
    19 November 2018 02:34
    • I'm on MacOS. Where can I find the Kontakt 5.6.0 K'd version? The one sent with this download does not work when trying to add libraries.
       
  • misho
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    28.02.2018
    26 December 2018 03:47
    • Where is the Library Manager? I see it in the portable edition,but it is not here. Instead, there is "Add Library". It all works for me, tjough, I just thought the "Library Manager" is great...
       
  • villini
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    22.01.2018
    25 February 2019 23:03
    • Hi, thanks for the release.
      I noticed that in the 6.04 version of Kontakt they reinserted the database card (actually very useful for searching for sounds), but I can not find the "Library Manager.exe" command that was just as useful for managing and organizing libraries in a fast way and clever, in its place there is "add library" (as in previous versions 5 etc.). am I not able to find it or have it removed?
      There is no way to be able to reuse it ???

      thank you
       
  • 9thahardway
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    30.07.2018
    26 February 2019 06:07
    • The links are incorrect, you have "Native Instruments Kontakt 6 v6.0.3 NO INSTALL WiN" but it should be "Native Instruments Kontakt 6 v6.0.4 NO INSTALL WiN"
       
  • jamesbond
    registered
    12.01.2018
    27 February 2019 00:10
    • Before I attempt to install the MAC version- does anyone know if it works on Mojave 10.14.2 ?

      Thanx
       
  • 1616
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    22.01.2018
    27 February 2019 07:44
    • TNX! :-) Works great in DAW and Standalone, but if you want to use KONTAKT 6 together with MASCHINE 2, the sound libraries of Kontakt 6 will be recognized (correct pathes of VST and Libraries in preferences), but can't be find. I think, MASCHINE 2 needs a full installation version of KONTAKT 6. No propblems with CUBASE 10 + KONTAKT 6 oder with other DAW. Just with MASCHINE 2.
       
  • dsf
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    26.01.2018
    28 February 2019 04:47
    • Quote: eagle007
      Runs perfectly on OSX, thx!

      hos did you installed? I have already installed the 5.5 on my Mac with lib already in it. what I need to do to update to 6?
       
  • villini
    registered
    22.01.2018
    1 March 2019 16:03
    • Hello,
      the release works.
      I have a problem: in the portable version we used "Library Manager" to manage the libraries (good to manage and organize the tabs of the libraries), now we are back to use "Add library".
      Is there any way to be able to manage libraries via "Library manager.exe" by inserting it in some directories ???
      thank you
       
  • Legend
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    12.05.2017
    12 May 2019 16:14
    • works fine. check the vst if using komplete kontrol and in terminal may need to do this if crashes kontakt using KK. For some reason I had to extract the vst with pacifist to get ithe update installed.

      Open terminal
      And enter this command
      sudo codesign -f -s -
      Hit space, and drag the component or vst into terminal window
      Hit enter
      Enter your PW
      And it will replace existing sig
      BUT if you haven't installed X-Code Tools, you might get prompted to do so .
      After doing this run these steps again for vst and the standalone app this will solve your crashing problems
       
  • bandroca
    registered
    13.01.2018
    13 May 2019 17:46
    • Hi there
      Could any one explain by video how to install and update and how to add library ?
      Thanks
       
  • Legend
    registered
    12.05.2017
    13 May 2019 18:25
    • Quote: bandroca
      Hi there
      Could any one explain by video how to install and update and how to add library ?
      Thanks

      For Win


      Classic installation:

      1. Install Contact (Kontakt 6.1.0 Setup PC.exe)
      2. Install the "improvements" (Kontakt_patch_installer_6_1_0.exe). The patch raises the status of Contact with DEMO / Player to Full with additional features.
      If Kontakt 6 is already installed, just install the patch.
      Kontakt 6.0.2 / 6.0.3 / 6.0.4 NO INSTALL Update:
      Replace the executable files of the format you use and the bitness (Kontakt.exe, Kontakt.dll, Kontakt.aaxplugin) from the patch folder.
       
  • eagle007
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    23.01.2018
    29 May 2019 16:53
    • Unlike v 6.0, this 6.1 version no longer works on OSX 10.11.x !!!
       
  • eagle007
    registered
    23.01.2018
    2 June 2019 15:23
    • Quote: dsf
      Quote: eagle007
      Runs perfectly on OSX, thx!

      hos did you installed? I have already installed the 5.5 on my Mac with lib already in it. what I need to do to update to 6?

      Just install and run. Kontakt 6 runs side by side with Kontakt 5, not as an update.

      After install, Kontakt 5 is still called 'Kontakt 5' and the new v6 just plain 'Kontakt'
       
  • k3r3n3
    registered
    23.12.2018
    8 December 2019 09:36
    • there is AAE error 7054 when I try to open kontakt 6.2.1 in pro tools 2019.10 .
      Standalone working fine.
      please help me out
       
  • themtc
    registered
    12.01.2018
    23 February 2020 08:11
    • The 6.2.2 app standalone doesn’t opens on macos Mojave..any ideas for working it ? Vst and AU are ok
       
  • kenlos
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    18.05.2020
    19 June 2020 06:15
    • File doenst come with installer search
       
  • siegfried6969
    registered
    21.01.2020
    5 July 2020 14:08
    • Quote: themtc
      The 6.2.2 app standalone doesn’t opens on macos Mojave..any ideas for working it ? Vst and AU are ok

      yea, me too
       
  • pwillis
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    8.03.2020
    7 July 2020 08:21
    • Thank you! (the "Thanks' button was missing from my page for some reason?)
       
  • MorganDC
    registered
    26.07.2018
    7 July 2020 10:58
    • Hello, for the 6.3 version, where do we install the patch ?
      Thanks a lot
       
  • musicmogulpr
    registered
    6.02.2018
    11 July 2020 00:33
    • Why is there not a working AAX version for Mac??

      I appreciate these posts and don't want to sound ungrateful, but it would be nice if these posts clearly defined operating system along with working formats (AU/VST/AAX64). Please tell me if I'm missing something. Does this work for in AAX64 format for Mac? If so can somebody offer some clear guidance? Thank you, and again I do appreciate it.
       
  • genancingX
    registered
    22.02.2020
    12 July 2020 15:10
    • Quote: rokit5andsub
      excuse me, where can i download the 3 new ones and who to install/add? trying native accsess, no luck.

      correct: how to install/add?


      if on your computer installed kontakt 6.2.2 you just patch Native Instruments Kontakt 6 v6.3.1 and DONE!
       
  • poggers
    registered
    13.06.2020
    25 July 2020 23:48
    • how do I add libraries to the Kontakt on the daw?? I put them on the standalone version but when opening Kontakt on my daw, the library doesnt appear :(
       
  • gosmallcasino
    registered
    22.01.2018
    1 September 2020 20:36
    • anyone getting "this is the beta version of kontakt" in logic/vienna ensemble? works, just says this every time.
       
  • duptu
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    8.02.2018
    4 September 2020 16:43
    • Yes, I have the same problem with Windows 10, patch dont work
       
  • rokit5andsub
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    20.01.2018
    5 September 2020 18:28
    • me too!
      "this is the beta version of kontakt"


      i deinstalled it...for now i use the portable version
       
  • k3r3n3
    registered
    23.12.2018
    7 September 2020 18:36
    • did you get any solution for AAX 64?
       
  • diggercr
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    13.04.2018
    12 September 2020 04:45
    • Beta tester here too. Seems it's fixed in 6.4.1
       
  • Fanhanho
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    20.01.2018
    20 September 2020 02:06
    • Please Update Mac Version, not Beta Tester.
       
  • Norby123
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    22.02.2019
    20 September 2020 07:23
    • Just a heads up for 6.4.1 : if this is the PiRAT version with full (native access) availability, then you can simply install it over the standolane 6.4.0 WITHOUT native access/library enalbler/privacy enabler.

      Just simply install the standalone 6.4.0, apply the medicine (Kontakt patch installer 6.4.0), then install this one, Kontakt Setup PC 6.4.1, and you are done. No need to re-patch or do anything (though, you prolly should block NI ip addresses in the host file).

      Peace. wink
       
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