Berlin, Germany music software developer
released Kompakt over the summer; it’s a streamlined sampler for musicians and DJs that ships with a large library of its own and also handles common sample formats. The only problem was that at the time of its release
last July, Kompakt didn’t support Mac OS X. Now it does.
Native Instruments on Friday announced the release of a new update for Kompakt that adds the Mac OS X-native support the company has promised since Kompakt was first released. Kompakt now supports Audio Units, Digidesign RTAS and VST, making it available as a plug-in for any software that supports those formats. What’s more, its Audio Units support makes Kompakt capable of standalone operation through Mac OS X’s CoreMIDI and CoreAudio technology.
The software update is free to all registered users, and is available
from Native Instruments’ Web site — it’s a 10.6MB download, and brings your version of Kompakt to v1.0.2.
Kompakt costs US$199 and requires a G3/500MHZ or faster and 256MB RAM. It ships with 2GB of samples.