Native Instruments Kompakt

Kompakt, Virtual Sampler/Sample Player from Native Instruments.

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strobo 08/09/2005

Native Instruments Kompakt : strobo's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
Installation is no problem it?
Installation is simple for someone who speaks English. I find the registration process (required in NI) quite heavy for someone who is not comfortable with English and computers, always giving the impression that whoever achte its software is always pnalis more. I do not like the principle of ID system that locks you bought a software "license". Apart from that, it installs via Windows Installer good classical error-free. If Reinstalling, we have the possibility to backup files or installations "rpar", like Office for example.

AND THE BIG BLACK POINT: The soft silent supplied on DVD with no clear indication of the bote! And how does one who has no DVD drive on your PC? I have a DVD burner, so no problem but I imagine the head of one who returns home to try to press her soft and has a CD ROM ...

Have you experienced any incompatibility?
I have not encountered incompatibility particulires. I use Tracktion v2.0 and it works well trs. All outputs are known, and all running normally Reduces latency.

Gnrale configuration is easy?
A breeze. The configuration interface and gnrale trs is clear, I think.

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
NO. I find it shameful for a software limit of this rate. The doc paper is in French but well translated and particulirement INTERESTED little read. For the rest, go to the website of the NI rcuprer tutorials that explain how to map a particular instrument on the keyboard.


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Asus A7N8X, Athlon 2400 +, 1GB RAM Samsung 140 GB HDD, STAUDIO DSP24 Value, DVD / Sony Burner.

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Excellent. The latency of 5ms (thank you the DSP24 Value) and the software behaves trs though this is as standalone VSTi. You can change several paramtres in real time and does not drop.

This software + hardware configuration is stable?
J'espre. I uninstall and reinstall of dj Kompakt since he started planting in standalone and VSTi (with nothing in between other install) APRS have loaded a sound and tried to play (in midi or by clicking on the keyboard). It is a census be corrected bug in version 1.0.3. Since it is stable but has not yet srieux.
edit: I have not encountered any problem since Reinstalling. It is of great stability almost transparent and I learned to use it better. I go back the note


How long have you use it?
A week.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The sample set is excellent. I like the interface, particulire, but practical. The sound quality is really good trs. What prsence on some sounds! The piano is acceptable, but a 100MB patch, it is limited (the "nice piano" my JV1080 is far better, especially for classical piano solo). It does the job of pop, especially with the nice grain, etc ...
The guitars are beautiful, the drum kits Idem. The sets of strings are trs convincing, with some violins are superb.

And the fact is that you can use thousands of banks in the format AKAI, Giga, 1 Battery, etc ... and it's really cool.

The goal is far reaches even if only for the basic version. I wanted a practical soft, with lots of sounds, in order to "model" quickly with all the standard instruments at hand. I realize that some arrangements are not necessary, so the quality of some patches is excellent.

How do you report qualitprix?
It is expensive but the report qualitprix is ​​excellent, from the time when we have everything you need to make it work. It's much less expensive than a hardware sound module.
I still have a little trouble with the price of software, especially when they are brids this fawn. But it has really given the impression of having my money, and I know he will m'tre trs useful.

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
With exprience, I would be a better musician, and I dcrocherais contracts 20 million euros, which would allow me to buy Kontakt! But until that day, I doubt rechoissirai kompakt eyes closed. The most compelling is the ticket costs DMOS on the site of NI. It is they who convinced me the most.