Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by w1av » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Kontakt player impossible to get

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Mark Bliss » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:32 am

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/
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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Rolling Estonian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:06 am

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.

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Ianpb » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:53 pm

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.

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by jlouvar » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:48 pm

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.
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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Trensharo » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:32 pm

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.

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Starship Krupa » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:56 pm

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.
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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Orby48 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:16 pm

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

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Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Post by Starship Krupa » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:02 pm

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.
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