Kontakt Libraries!


#1

Looking to buy some more Kontakt Libraries, I currently own Giant and Funk Guitarist and I want to add some more instruments but unsure what to get. I would like some orchestral sounds and maybe some brass, but I would also like to hear about any other cool ones that people have tried and tested?

Thanks!


#2

If you own the full version of Kontakt I can recommend the Spitfire Lab instruments. Great instruments for a small donation to Unicef!
LASS is a favourite of mine for strings and also all the Sample Modeling instruments for solo brass and woodwind.
Edit: forgot to mention Piano in Blue and Acoustic Bass Premier.


#3

Get the Kontakt Factory Library if you can. Lots of great, very usable stuff in there, especially in the strings and brass department.
I like the new piano libraries they dropped last year (Maverick, Grandeur).

Honestly, I’d recommend just grabbing a used copy of KOMPLETE 8 or 9 off eBay if you can find it. I got Komplete 8 for $200 a couple years ago, upgraded to 9 during the summer sale last year for $100, and just made the jump to 10Ult this year, all for way less than buying 10Ult outright. The synths and effects that come with KOMPLETE are just incredible (90% of my tracks are just Massive and Guitar Rig).


#4

For orchestral sounds I can recommend Spitfire’s Albion which is on a closeout sale until the end of the month I believe?

I just picked it up - the orchestral strings, brass and woodwind groups sound amazing and it also comes with a great selection of synth style pads made from the orchestral samples.

Compared to my 8DIO string libraries it is also much easier on my CPU.


#5

Hello ! This summer I upgraded my Komplete 7 to Komplete 10 Ultimate by summer sale … about 450 $ with shipping to Russia but… it’s just ALL THAT YOU NEED… Very reccomend this upgrade !


#6

+1 on getting Komplete (Ultimate)


#7

check out wavesfactory libraries… its low cost and you join the club of the very inspired and motivated music producers 4 free… thats priceless :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Check out Embertone - Friedlander Violin. And i also agree with people who bought Spitfire’s stuff! It is so great!


#9

+1 on LASS strings for Kontakt!


#10

wicked these are all great! nice one!


#11

Can somebody advise libraries for corporate music? Especially interested in sounds of guitar harmonics.


#12

Hi @soundbay this is what @S_DKG is talking about. Check out Wavesfactory


#13

8dio has some really good strings. Check them out.


#14

Yes! I’ve got it. But is there any more libraries for corporate?)


#15

If You can afford, I’d recommend Orbit if you like to play with some unusual sounds :slight_smile:


#16

Invest in the Native Instruments Ultimate bundle - I have Ultimate 9 and it’s very useful - tons of great sounds and samples… - for orchestral sounds ProjectSAM has Orchestra Essentials 1 & 2 - won’t break the bank but gives you a good overall mix of instrumentation. Albion is great too, yet I think Spitfire is getting ready to retire that library… Just be careful - buying sample libraries can become addictive… Good luck!


#17

So the NI Funk Gutarist, can you use it as you intended to be? this library is to hard to arrange in compositions for me.


#18

Hi ! About NI Funk Gutarist… I use it quite often, but usually make grooves by myself… then Eq, Compression, saturation and let’s go ! :slight_smile: Love It !


#19

funk guitarist works nice for rhythm sections but I don’t use it that often anymore. Nothing beats recording guitars anyways but for adding in subtle riffs it’s not bad


#20

I know that my style is very different from yours, but here’s a list of some libraries i love and use them o lot of times
Maybe you could get something out of it too :wink:

Cinesamples - Drums of War 2
Hybrid Two - Project Alpha & Project Bravo (Bravo is better tho)
Native Instruments - Drum Lab
Native Instruments - Action Strings
ProjectSAM - Lumina
Sample Logic - Arpology
Spitfire Audio - Albion II & III
8Dio - Adagietto