Kontakt works well and uses relatively little CPU resources.
I use it for almost a year.
This is the first sampler I use and I am not disappointed.
Initially it's a little gas plant to navigate (GUI there helping too much at the beginning) but you get done quickly and the software superpower is revealed gradually.
Editing effects is quite simple, the mapping also. Ultimately it's not complicated to use, it's just what we want which is not obvious.
The sound is very interesting, an unfortunate sample simple can quickly become a scary monster after editing.
The advantage is also in the scripts that brings a lot of options and designs for those who want to create their scripts and bother to delve into the programming (which is not my case).
The sample set is provided thanks to the dense part of Vienna Symphonic Library, which sounds good but the rest is a little worse and may not for everyone.
- Ease of use after learning
- Effects of good qualities
- Beat Machine
- Many options with scripts
- Vienna Symphonic Library
- The graphical interface
- Forced to save the samples with other tools (eg Audacity)
- Managing the scripting language that is inedible if you do not plunge it 100%
- The sample set is missing a little something that would have made the high quality (but it's still respectable quality)
I have not tried but I would do Halion probably the choice for Kontakt 2 to a true potential and power pretty amazing (as always with NI).
The only difficulty (but not due to Kontakt) is how to use it in a particular composition and found what sampler (from this point of view, must be creative and find good ideas).