What Is Kontakt and Why Do I Need It?

Kontakt is a sampler by Native Instruments. It allows users to create digital instruments by using prerecorded audio inside your DAW as an Instrument Plug-In.

At Output, we create instruments within Kontakt's framework, so in order to use our instruments, you'll need Kontakt 5.8.1 or newer to run them.

Which Output products require Kontakt?

  • EXHALE
  • SIGNAL
  • REV
  • REV X-LOOPS
  • SUBSTANCE
  • ANALOG STRINGS
  • ANALOG BRASS AND WINDS

Expansion Packs for the above instruments also require Kontakt.

How much does it cost?

There are two basic versions of Kontakt: the standard paid version, and the free Kontakt Player. Our software instruments will work in either version with no differences in functionality.

How do I install Output instruments with Kontakt?

Check out our walkthrough article to see how it's done.

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