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Native Instruments Updates  >  Kontakt 5 7

Native Instruments Updates


Kontakt 5

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Native Instruments have released an update, version 5.6.6 to their Kontakt 5 engine.

This is a free update to registered Kontakt 5 users. You can download your update either through the Native Instruments Service Center or by using the new Native Access application.

The latest version of the FREE Kontakt 5.6.6 Player can be downloaded from the Native Instruments website, linked here.

If you are looking for an archived installer for the Kontakt Player, please see here for the older Kontakt 5 Player installers.


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.6.6:

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Supported Interfaces

Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
 
Updated for Kontakt 5.6.6:
  • Improved the On-Screen Keyboard’s color legibility based on user feedback.
  • XY Pad: Individual cursors can now be hidden via KSP
  • The customized string representation of parameter values in XY Pad is now shared with the host correctly.
  • Updating the value of a cursor from within the control’s callback is now reliable in XY Pad.
  • No longer any potential crashes when trying to view the Host Automation tab with certain NKIs loaded.
  • Crash when trying to view the Infos (sic) tab of the Instrument Options dialog with certain NKIs now fixed.
  • Certain NKIs no longer trigger the “Really quit…” dialog every time they were closed.

 

Updated for Kontakt 5.6.5:

Added:

  • New KSP UI control: XY Pad.
  • Re-introduced the Global Purge controls (removed with 5.6.0) as part of the File menu.

Fixed:

  • Some effects would block sound when loaded through KSP.
  • The Group MIDI Channel setting menu was broken.
  • Vertical window resizing was sluggish under certain conditions.
  • The KSP bitwise operators would cause parse errors in certain cases.
  • Crash when double-clicking on the header of Expert>Groups tab.
  • Crash when using certain context menus.
  • Crash when using the Next / Previous NKI buttons under certain conditions.
  • The size of the Quickload area was always reset after restarting Kontakt.
  • There was a graphical issue with level meters on instrument Performance Views.
  • The "Unwind Automation" setting was ignored by automation assignments made via KSP.
  • Issues with certain audio interfaces when using Kontakt standalone.

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.6.1:

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11.1 (latest update, 64-bit only), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
1 GB free disk space for Kontakt
 
Supported Interfaces
 
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Windows: Pro Tools 10 or higher, Mac OS: Pro Tools 11 or higher)

Updated for Kontakt 5.6.1:

  • CHANGED Improved text legibility on many UI areas based on user feedback
  • FIXED Voices were not killed correctly in certain cases, resulting in unnecessary load
  • FIXED Crash on loading certain instruments
  • FIXED “Compress samples” check-box when saving NKIs was ignored on Windows
  • FIXED Switching to Mini-view and back would reset the window size
  • FIXED Issues when instrument size was set by multiple script slots

FIXED Crashes related to using special character in various text fields 

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.6.0:

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11.1 (latest update, 64-bit only), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Please see Kontakt 5.6 FAQ here

Supported Interfaces

Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Windows: Pro Tools 10 or higher, Mac OS: Pro Tools 11 or higher)

Updates for Kontakt 5.6.0:

  • CHANGED The user interface style has received a major update
  • ADDED Real numbers and advanced math functions are now available in KSP
  • ADDED New KSP command to enable instruments up to 1000 pixels wide: set_ui_width_px()
  • CHANGED The maximum height of instruments was raised to 750 pixels when set via KSP
  • ADDED Official support for automation assignments via KSP, improving a previously undocumented, yet widely used feature
  • ADDED Parameter names are now visible in ProTools’ Plug-in Automation list
  • ADDED Usage data tracking. More info here: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/support/knowledge-base/show/4519/what-is-usage-data-tracking/
  • ADDED New KSP command to set an instrument’s color including its header: set_ui_color()
  • CHANGED Improved performance on certain scripts using heavy image resources
  • FIXED The Transient Master effect stopped processing when there were no voices running, abruptly muting tails of other effects
  • FIXED The Phaser effect produced stereo signal with muted right channel when used with mono samples
  • FIXED Common loading time issue with commercial Libraries that was worked around by local batch re-save
  • FIXED Sample-rate changes would cause crackles and changes of the sound of the convolution effect
  • FIXED NKA files would silently fail being written to disk under certain circumstances (affected certain Libraries, like EXHALE)
  • FIXED Modal dialog placement was unpredictable - now everything appears on center of active display
  • FIXED Crash when showing the Quickload panel while having high UI activity on a Performance View
  • FIXED Crash on OS X when changing the latency setting right after changing the sample rate
  • FIXED Crash when renaming modulators under certain circumstances
  • FIXED Deleting MIDI CC modulators only worked on one group even when attempting it over multiple ones
  • FIXED Editing modulators of modulators only worked on on one group even when attempting it over multiple ones
  • FIXED Attempting to rename modulators across multiple groups yielded unexpected results
  • FIXED The memory footprint display on instrument header froze when in MASCHINE or KOMPLETE KONTROL
  • FIXED The UI of the mod shaper turned unusable when deleting the first or last node
  • FIXED Drag and drop was broken on OS X if a CD was in the drive
  • FIXED Changing snapshots on bigger instruments caused a parse error under certain circumstances
  • FIXED KSP: Parameter value strings (labels) wouldn’t be published to DAW if triggered from within the ui_control callback of textedit controls
  • FIXED KSP variable $EVENT_PAR_SOURCE was unreliable under certain circumstances
  • FIXED The Retrigger factory script would freeze notes when rate-knob was set to bar and clock was not running
  • REMOVED The Modules tab from the sidebar has been removed
  • REMOVED The font size option has been removed
  • KNOWN ISSUE The database will be empty after updating to 5.6; a manual “Reset and Rescan” is required
  • KNOWN ISSUE All French, German, Japanese and Spanish documentation is out of date
  • KNOWN ISSUE The Getting Started documents are out of date

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.5.2:

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11.1 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments

Supported Interfaces

Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

 

Updates for Kontakt 5.5.2:

  • Fixed a KSP issue causing Kontakt to crash when using set_key_name() under certain circumstances
  • Group effects can now be changed via KSP without the associated group being selected for editing
  • The KSP command mf_remove_event() now correctly clears all data
  • Fixed a KSP issue when using the load_array() command with string arrays, now allowing loading directly from NKRs (mode 2)
  • Fixed a KSP issue in which the on persistence_changed callback did not complete after loading an instrument via the instrument header
  • Ableton Live no longer freezes when a track containing Kontakt is automated and frozen
  • Fixed an issue in Fruity Loops where multiple instances of KONTAKT would cause a crash upon the loading of a project
  • MIDI CC modulators now work correctly for slots 2-128 of instrument banks
  • Fixed an issue introduced with 5.5.1 that caused Kontakt to crash when loading bank files
  • The import version is now present in the About Dialog on all Mac OS versions
  • Fixed an issue with 5.5.1 that caused Factory Presets to be scanned on each launch

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.5.1:

Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11.1 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Supported Interfaces
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

 

Updates for Kontakt 5.5.1:

  • a bug within the PGS callback (KSP) caused instruments to load incorrectly when using the arrow keys to change presets.
     
  • when naming a new NKI, the name change was not immediately updated.
     
  • in some cases, when loading an instrument the graphical progress bar froze upon loading the NKI

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.5.0:

Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2

Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 or 10.10 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Supported Interfaces
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

 

Updates for Kontakt 5.5.0:

  • Kontakt/Battery instruments can be saved directly from within
  • KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE 2.
  • Time Machine Pro voice settings can be controlled from KSP.
  • Developers can change the contents of an FX Slots from KSP.
  • Time related effect parameters can be controlled via KSP (Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser).
  • The way that users interact with parameters associated with time within FX has been improved with more consistent behaviour.
  • There are no longer CPU spikes when manipulating the host-tempo while playing back a Kontakt instrument.
  • Performance has been increased when processing MIDI CC events.

 


Please note - minimum system requirements for Kontakt 5.4.2:

Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2

Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 or 10.10 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo

4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)

Supported Interfaces
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

Updates for Kontakt 5.4.2:

  • In some scenarios Sample Modelling´s "The Trumpet" was de-tuned by a a few cents on Mac OS.
  • Fixed an activation issue on specific high-end machines.
  • Fixed a batch-resave issue which would remove mappings from instruments in rare cases.
  • Fixed an issue with only two folders being displayed if snapshots were in subfolders.
  • Fixed an issue with key switches not being displayed on the virtual keyboard after project recall.
  • Fixed the background loading display on the snapshot tab.
  • Fixed a crash quickly opening and closing the GUI which occurred with various DAWs.
  • Fixed a crash related to Rise and Hit and Logic Pro.
  • Fixed a crash with the feedback compressor in the output section.
  • Updated KSP reference Manual.

 


Previous updates:

  • Added advanced KOMPLETE KONTROL integration.
  • Added Snapshot system for Instruments.
  • Added load_array mode 2, nka files can now be stored in the resource container.
  • Fixed crashes.
  • Improved CPU performance in certain scenarios.
  • Discontinued Mac OS X 10.7 support with this update (Kontakt 5.4.1).
  • Discontinued RTAS support with this update (Kontakt 5.4.1).
  • Fixed crashes on OSX 10.9 Mavericks
  • Fixed issues with libraries disappearing from the library tab in some cases
  • Fixed a crash closing the plugin window in Fishman Tripleplay
  • Fixed a crash related to purging samples while background loading in Drum Lab
  • Fixed a crash with batch resave
  • Fixed a crash loading the Limiter FX from the modules pane
  • Added support for Avid Audio eXtension (AAX Native 64 bit)
  • Advanced integration in MASCHINE 2.0 host software
  • New ´Simple LP/HP´ Filter
  • New ´Easy Mode´ for DBD Envelope
  • Fixed: crash when using Batch Resave under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: different other crashes
  • Fixed crash with Output FX presets
  • Fixed issue with KONTAKT Script Processor instruction set for MIDI Object handling
  • New effect: Feedback Compressor
  • Improved KONTAKT Script Processor instruction set for MIDI Object handling
  • Fixed rare crash when streaming .ncw files
  • Added support for Avid Audio eXtension (AAX Native 32 bit)
  • New ´Jump´ amplifier effect
  • Mac OS X 10.8 RTAS: fixed crash on startup
  • Other minor fixes

FAQ:

  • What is the difference between Kontakt 5 Player and Kontakt 5? See here
  • What are Kontakt Files & Kontakt Libraries? See here
  • How to use the Kontakt Quick-Load feature? See here

 

 

 

 

 


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