Native Instruments Kontakt Factory Library 2 ($99) is now on sale and available for the FREE Kontakt player.
Native Instruments Kontakt Factory Library 2 was previously exclusive to owners of Kontakt 7 (paid version). The only way to access the extensive library was to purchase the full version of Kontakt, but not anymore.
Now, Native Instruments is offering the massive library for a special price of £89, and it’s compatible with the free Kontakt 7 Player.
This special price is only available till January 15, 2024.
Kontakt Factory Library 2 contains over 43GB of samples and almost 900 individual instruments. The library features a versatile mix of deep-sampled acoustic and electric instruments, drum machines, analog synths, vocals, and more.
Kontakt Factory Library 2’s versatility is as impressive as the sound quality, with collections like Orchestral, Choir, Beat, Band, and Acoustic.
It may come as no surprise that Orchestral is one of my early favourites, so that’s where I’ll start.
These days, when a leading developer releases an orchestral collection or instrument, they are trying to create more than just an authentic sound; they are trying to recreate something iconic or genuinely world-class in every sense.
For example, a cello library isn’t just about recording a cello; it’s about the right cello, played by the best musicians in a prime location; if you care about that stuff, Native Instruments ticks every box here, and it sounds beautiful.
Pairing the Orchestral and Choir collections is a media composer’s dream. Orchestral was created in collaboration with Orchestral Tools.
The Band collection should be a go-to choice for multiple genres with basses, electric pianos, horns, organs, and guitars.
The Vintage collection has 292 deep-sampled electronic instruments, bringing the sound of some of the most sought-after classic gear.
It’s also worth noting that the full version of Kontakt 7 is on sale just now, along with various other discounts across the Native Instruments online store.
I’ve had very mixed reactions to Native Instruments products over the years. I was a very early fan of the original Maschine, Massive, and early Kontakt libraries, but my enthusiasm for new releases faded, and I eventually tuned out to an extent.
But I have to say, I love some of the sounds in these collections, and maybe I’ll get back on the NI train and see where it goes.
If you’re not sure about the discounted Kontakt Factory Library 2 yet and want something completely free, check out the New York L 1926 piano if you haven’t already – it is just lovely!
Check out the deal: Kontakt Factory Library 2 (Available for €99 until January 15th, 2024)