Mac music software developer Native Instruments has noted that its sampler software
is now available in retail stores worldwide.
The sampler software contains instruments like pianos, basses, loops, drums, guitars, strings and more culled from East West and Zero-G libraries (three CDs worth — all told about 2GB). It can also import formats like Kontakt, GigasamplerT, HALion, EXST, AKAIT and more.
Kompakt incorporates multi-mode filters, envelopes and LFOs, reverb, chorus and delay effects, and more. It also supports direct from disk playback, which allows you to make samples as large as the hard drive space will allow. Kompakt features eight-part multitimbrality and 256 voice polyphony, too.
Kompakt is available now for US$199, €199. Kontakt users can upgrade to Kompakt for $99, €99. The initial release of Kompakt calls for Mac OS 9.2 or later with G4/733MHz or faster, 512MB RAM. Native Instruments has pledged Mac OS X support for the software, with native support of AudioUnits and CoreAudio, to follow.