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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm
by w1av
Kontakt player impossible to get

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:32 am
by Mark Bliss
I havent messed with it in years, but its still listed as a free download on their site-
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... -6-player/

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:06 am
by Rolling Estonian
w1av wrote:Kontakt player impossible to get
Free intro software is a snap, then you have to buy one of the millions of packs offered by NI.

M

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:53 pm
by Ianpb
The snare on MT Power Drum Kit 2 is just too irritating for my taste. I did communicate with the developers a year or so back suggesting they modify the software to allow the importation of audio samples. The reply I got back said they were considering it, but it looks like they never bothered in the end. However, it adds excellent definition and presence when operating in parallel with Perfect Drums.

As for Kontakt Player, I just gave up after being completely baffled by it. It must surely have been designed by someone with severe autism.

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:48 pm
by jlouvar
Ianpb wrote:The snare on MT Power Drum Kit 2 is just too irritating for my taste. I did communicate with the developers a year or so back suggesting they modify the software to allow the importation of audio samples. The reply I got back said they were considering it, but it looks like they never bothered in the end.

As for Kontakt Player, I just gave up after being completely baffled by it. It must surely have been designed by someone with severe autism.
Toontrack EZdrummer isn't free, but it has good drum samples and you can add kits.

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:32 pm
by Trensharo
w1av wrote:Kontakt player impossible to get
Comes with Kontakt Komplete Start, which is free. Register for that, and install ONLY Kontakt Player.

Hardly difficult to acquire. It's just a Sample PLAYER, and those are routinely given away (UVI Workstation Player, Halion Sonic SE, ARIA Player, etc.).

Kontakt Player only plays licensed Kontakt Sample Libraries. 99% chance that any free library you find will require the full version of Kontakt.

If you try to edit anything with Kontakt Player, it will fall back to Demo Mode. You won't be able to save anything.

If you're really hard up for instruments, though, Komplete Start is a decent package, and you should check it out. There are some nice sound/loops/one shots in there.

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:56 pm
by Starship Krupa
Why only install Kontakt Player? There's a bunch of other useful stuff that they give you for free, Like Reaktor and a bunch of ensembles for that, Guitar Rig, with a variety of usable modules, a couple of standalone effects, etc.

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:16 pm
by Orby48
bigaquarium wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Starship Krupa wrote:I've still not found a Rhodes-alike that I prefer, at any price. And this is free!
Mr. Ray 73 by GSi is most acceptable for a freebie Rhodes:

http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=273

-N
I installed this VST and I agree it is a GREAT Rhodes instrument with lots of tools

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:02 pm
by Starship Krupa
IK Multimedia finally released a free version of Sampletank 4, and I've played around with it and it's far superior to the free version of Sampletank 3, which used to crash Mixcraft, so I never mentioned it here.

https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/st4cs/

It has a really nice grand piano and a whole bunch of other sampled instruments as well. I've spent a lot of time with it in both Mixcraft and Cakewalk and it doesn't crash the way the last one did.

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:12 am
by mixyguy2
But that needs iLok, right?

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:28 pm
by mixyguy2
If it's OK to mention another message forum, tons of stuff here: https://vi-control.net/community/thread ... ere.27876/

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:31 am
by Impulseman
Hi,
Have you tried this as free orchestral instruments VST: (watch out, big downloads)
https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/home
And this as free instruments and ambiance sounds
https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/
I can say that, for free products, to my opinion, the quality is more than good!

Be safe and heathy guys!
Impulseman