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Welcome to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread!

Some of the best libraries can sometimes be the free ones! I tend to come across them all the time and thought I should stop being greedy and start sharing them! :P So feel free to post your info' and links to free kontakt libs you have found!

Every now and then I'll do a large list sweep of all our links put together in a single post, making it easy for someone to come in and see everything at once. But it would be handy if you quickly summed up the instrument like I've done with the example below.

> Note this thread is ONLY for FREE Kontakt libraries. It's also an opportunity to share your own made Kontakt Libraries (if they are free).
> Don't know what Kontakt is? Go Google. :P

So I'll start off with one I found today, called The Performer (with plenty more to come).

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The Performer
Genre: Distorted Futuristic Electronica/Dubstep
Details: Made from the Chrysler 300C, sounds are mixed and manipulated into playable instruments.
Download Link: http://www.audiority.com/shop/jgr-studio-the-performer-300c/
Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DhBxam0TCY

Pure 808
Genre: Drum Samples
Details: Pure 808 is based on the Roland TR-808 Samples
Download Link: http://www.audiority.com/shop/pure-808-free/
Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMnaWX-2Rc


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 07:20:05 Reply

Audio Imperia is a resource I've used a lot in my tracks recently, it's also great for layering. They have some great affordable libraries but even their free ones are well worth the grab. The main one to look at is this.

Epic Trailer Sounds by Generdyn
Genre: Cinematic Hybrid
Details: Consists of Braams, Risers, Effects, Drums and Pulses for trailer-like music.
Download link: https://www.audioimperia.com/collections/free-stuff/products/epic-trailer-sounds-produced-by-generdyn-freebie
Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ahltc6BOFg


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Awesome idea!

Together with Selcuk Bor, aka @MaestroRage of Symphony of Specters, members of @Timohi, my wife, @Citrina and my mother in law, we made a choir library which featured crossfades between A-E-I-O-U:
http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/2010/10/vowel-ensemble-free-vowel-ensemble.html

Now I'm reworking all my sample packs and try to record some new. Until I record new stuff I offer you a Yamaha soprano recorder, now with fake random robin:
http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/2016/02/free-recorder-samples.html

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Thanks sorohanro! I was coming across so many of them, I thought it was time to let others enjoy them too!

Blake Robinson is a composer, who has made stunning tracks such as 'Armies, Dragons and Rings'. The trailer music heard for the Hobbit 3 trailer. He released a fantastic Cello Library which Embertone later developed into a full paid lib. However, the first iteration can still be downloaded for free, and is superb!

I use it...A lot!

PocketBlakus Free Solo Cello by Blackus
Genre: Classic Solo Instrument
Details: A solo playable cello legato, spiccato, with cc controls.
Download link: http://vstbuzz.com/freebies/pocketblakus-cello
Examples: Leg - https://soundcloud.com/blakus-mfm/blakusbach-with-a-little
Spic - https://soundcloud.com/blakus-mfm/pocketblakus-spiccato


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 14:12:23 Reply

Intimate Strings LITE by Embertone
Genre: Classic Strings Quartet
Details: Sound of a string quartet playing in unison.
Download link: http://www.embertone.com/freebies/intstrings-lite.php
Examples: https://soundcloud.com/embertone/brandon-chapman-linger?in=embertone/sets/intimate-strings-lite

Arcane by Embertone
Genre: Experimental
Details: Half library, half game.
Download link: http://www.embertone.com/instruments/arcane.php
Examples: https://soundcloud.com/embertone/ali-teaser

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 16:56:08 Reply

Free Kontakt library for Full version, most of them. As for Kontakt player, good luck finding one.


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 18:30:02 Reply

Section B
A small library I made 2 years ago.
Genre: Casual/Soundtrack
Details: Rhythmic Patches, Drones/Pads, Percussive Loops, 1GB of 200+ NKI patches, 1,250+ samples including the v1.1 update.
Download Link: http://sites.fastspring.com/centralcomposers/product/sectionb?coupon=FREESECTIONB
Example(s): https://soundcloud.com/centralcomposers

I believe anyone who wants to download will have to fill out information (such as name, address..) Just write a load of rubbish in the fields.

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 19:47:17 Reply

At 3/7/16 04:56 PM, Tacticat wrote: Free Kontakt library for Full version, most of them. As for Kontakt player, good luck finding one.

Of course. You'll never get a registered lib for free. You need full kontakt, which is why the title doesn't say "free kontakt player library".


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 22:19:22 Reply

alright i'll add something...

Cinematic Synthetic Drums
Genre: Cinematic
Details: Sub-rumbling ensemble hits. Brutal snares. High-tech thips.
Download Link: http://impactsoundworks.com/products/untuned-percussion/cinematic-synthetic-drums/
Example: https://youtu.be/v6hCO1gQ3ho

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The Stroh Violin
Genre: Cinematic/Orchestra
Details: The Stroh Violin is a curious acoustic instrument invented by electrical engineer John Matthias Augustus Stroh.
Download Link: http://impactsoundworks.com/products/orchestral/the-stroh-violin/
Example: https://soundcloud.com/isworks/aviation-dressed-by-ian-dorsch

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Agitato Grandiose Legato
Genre: Cinematic/Orchestra
Details: Agitato Grandiose Legato is inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini
Download Link: http://8dio.com/instrument/agitato-grandiose-legato-for-violin-ensemble/
Example: https://youtu.be/IfgHYmu73Qo

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Jerry's Pianos
Genre: Classical
Download Link: https://cinesamples.com/product/jerry-s-pianos
Example: https://youtu.be/Iuk4ZMDn0FE


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 22:32:30 Reply

Another bomb to drop.

Signal Free by Output
Genre: electronic/cinematic
Download (subscribe email): http://output.com/products/signal-free/
Demo: https://youtu.be/QlLY8tFzxs0


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-07 23:50:55 Reply

A few totally not-self-promotions-

Upright Piano Nr. 1
Genre: Pop/Classical
Details: Lightweight upright piano for sketching with a particularly nice high-range.
Download Link/Examples: http://vis.versilstudios.net/upright-1.html

Etherealwinds Harp
Genre: Folk/Ethnic/Classical
Details: Small lap-harp sampled in mono by NG's own Etherealwinds
Download Link/Examples: http://vis.versilstudios.net/etherealwinds-harp.html

Should have something big out near the end of the month/early next month. :)


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I only have kontakt player.
Ive never seen free lib for it. There must be some restrictions when someone creates a lib.


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I create 3D art here, and you can listen to my album there! Comments/Feedback appreciated.
Merci! :)

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-08 08:59:25 Reply

At 3/8/16 04:06 AM, Daru925 wrote: I only have kontakt player.
Ive never seen free lib for it. There must be some restrictions when someone creates a lib.

I believe the Library must be made within Kontakt Player to be used in Kontakt Player, otherwise a library made in the full version of Kontakt will have a 15 minute demo timeout of the NKI patch.


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At 3/8/16 04:06 AM, Daru925 wrote: I only have kontakt player.
Ive never seen free lib for it. There must be some restrictions when someone creates a lib.

Essentially, ANYONE can make INDIVIDUAL .NKI INSTRUMENTS which can be used in the full version of KONTAKT.
Word on the street is, you pay money to have that converted into a formal KONTAKT LIBRARY which can be used in either version and appears in the library tab.

That's why no one makes FREE things for the Player, because it's economically illogical. NI's reason for doing this, however, IS entirely logical- to fuel sales for their sampler. Noting that Kontakt can be had for $200 at various sales throughout the year, it is but a small price to pay for opening the door to the products of literally hundreds of developers and their products, both free and paid.

This distinction between "bundles of instruments" and "libraries", and the fact that "sample library" and "virtual instrument" are used somewhat interchangeably, leads to a lot of confusion. Essentially, this thread is about Kontakt instruments, not libraries.


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Junk Spider Electronic Guitar for Kontakt

http://junk-spider.com/en/index.html

Haven't tried it myself, but the demos on the right sound amazing. Also, does anyone know of a good free bass instrument? I'm still using BooBass in my songs like a pleb.

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-08 21:26:27 Reply

thank god for all the old bookmarks...

Northern Scoring Tools - Solo Viola - Lite
Genre: Classical
Description: It features 2 octaves chromatically sampled, controllable dynamics and vibrato, and true legato.
Download: http://northernscoringtools.com/solo-viola-lite.php
Demo: https://soundcloud.com/northern-scoring-tools/midnight-shenanigans

Cinematique Instruments - Ensemblia
Genre: Classical
Description: It is the sound of a modern chamber orchestra that lets you easily write organic and truly natural music.
Download: http://www.cinematique-instruments.com/free_stuff_query/index.php
Demo: https://youtu.be/nmrf6m8PbF4

Cinematique Instruments - Fabrique
Genre: Classical/Cinematic
Description: Fabrique is a real-time pattern module for creating complex and inspiring musical elements within seconds.
Download: http://www.cinematique-instruments.com/free_stuff_query/index.php
Demo: https://youtu.be/Cw_RiNokI6M

Beat Assembler 48
Genre: Misc
Description: It's a drum machine with sequencer, which can generate automatic program according to preset scheme and set of parameters.
Download: http://www.fairlyconfusing.net/docs/Beat_Assembler.rar
Demo: https://youtu.be/Ta_aqCK5yIA

Ivy Audio - Clare Solo
Genre: Cinematic/Experimental
Description: Clare Solo is a highly advanced solo vocal library that rivals commercial libraries in terms of recording quality, scripting, and (of course) price!
Download: http://www.ivyaudio.com/Clare-Solo
Demo: https://youtu.be/LPZAp-bOYSY

Check out the rest of Ivy Audio libraries, all free. (if you didnt know how to use torrent, this is the legit way to use it)


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At 3/8/16 04:06 AM, Daru925 wrote: I only have kontakt player.
Ive never seen free lib for it. There must be some restrictions when someone creates a lib.

Here's pretty much the only relatively cool thing that I know is free and for the kontakt player:

http://www.embertone.com/instruments/arcane.php

@Sorohanro already linked it, but I wanted to emphasize that it is indeed usable for the player :p

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-12 21:46:38 Reply

The Hipster's Bongos
Genre: Percussion
Description: An ironic free bongos from Rattly And Raw featuring controls for "Annoyingness" and "Mistakes"
Download: http://www.rattlyandraw.com/the-hipsters-bongos.html
Demo: https://youtu.be/jNepFzEPCBk

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Audiomordern - Sync 3
Genre: Experimental/Electronics/Cinematic
Description: Focusing on futuristic sounding electronic & glitch drum construction kits
Download: https://audiomodern.com/shop/free-instruments/sync-3-le/
Demo: https://youtu.be/Xika7JTRKuk
Other Sync versions

FrozenPlain - Victorian Music Box
Genre: Classical
Description: Victorian Music Box is a multisampled antique music box for Kontakt 5. The sound is dark and mysterious, perfect for a cinematic style.
Download: http://www.frozenplain.com/products/victorian-music-box/
Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdzfQQww8PI


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-20 13:31:05 Reply

At 3/8/16 09:26 PM, Tacticat wrote: Ivy Audio - Clare Solo
Genre: Cinematic/Experimental
Description: Clare Solo is a highly advanced solo vocal library that rivals commercial libraries in terms of recording quality, scripting, and (of course) price!
Download: http://www.ivyaudio.com/Clare-Solo
Demo: https://youtu.be/LPZAp-bOYSY

Check out the rest of Ivy Audio libraries, all free. (if you didnt know how to use torrent, this is the legit way to use it)

I opted for a direct download + donation and after several hours still waiting for the download link. Anyone who had similar experience?

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-21 09:34:28 Reply

At 3/20/16 01:31 PM, sorohanro wrote: I opted for a direct download + donation and after several hours still waiting for the download link. Anyone who had similar experience?

I really don't know about the direct download, I'm gonna email to the author and ask if it still up. Torrent one is still working tho.


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-21 09:36:25 Reply

At 3/21/16 09:34 AM, Tacticat wrote:
At 3/20/16 01:31 PM, sorohanro wrote: I opted for a direct download + donation and after several hours still waiting for the download link. Anyone who had similar experience?
I really don't know about the direct download, I'm gonna email to the author and ask if it still up. Torrent one is still working tho.

Hei. Thanks, but I think is not needed anymore. In the evening I wrote an e-mail and after that got the download link.

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-03-21 09:39:56 Reply

At 3/21/16 09:36 AM, sorohanro wrote:
At 3/21/16 09:34 AM, Tacticat wrote:
At 3/20/16 01:31 PM, sorohanro wrote: I opted for a direct download + donation and after several hours still waiting for the download link. Anyone who had similar experience?
I really don't know about the direct download, I'm gonna email to the author and ask if it still up. Torrent one is still working tho.
Hei. Thanks, but I think is not needed anymore. In the evening I wrote an e-mail and after that got the download link.

Cool, glad thing worked out.

That vocal library is a great add on to your arsenal. Transition quality is on par with any other vocal library. I wish the guy would further develop it into a full library.


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Another one released just recently!

The E-String
Genre: Acousticb (somewhat experimental)
Details: A collection of sounds for an Acoustic Bass Guitar
Download Link: https://www.facebook.com/audioollie/posts/1041385729255130
Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKqv4w2XBJk


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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2016-05-05 09:57:50 Reply

I pimped up my sample blog: http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/
There I'll leave only the samples and music production related stuff. I reworked some patches, made some Kontakt ones with RR and more stuff will come. For now just those:
Free Bamboo Sample Pack
Genre: Percussion/ Xylophone like
Details: Bamboo Wind Chimes
Download Link: http://mihaisorohan.blogspot.no/2010/07/free-bamboo-sample-pack.html
Example: Amazon Groove (the ostinato percussion)

Colombian Tiple, Vuvuzela, Muted Trumpet and other stuff will come up later ;)

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Response to The FREE Kontakt Library Thread! 2017-04-08 18:52:49 Reply

I was interested, unfortunately the 808 Kit in the initial post's link is extinct..

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Strezov Sampling Cornucopia Strings Staccato and AMS Low brass Jitter test patch
Audio Imperial Deconstruct
Jasper Blunk String Freebie 2016 and Angry Brass
Output REV free loop (included Kontakt)
Audiomodern ModulARPS, ModulARPS 2, Sync 1, 2, 3
Hidden Path Audio Orchestra Riser Builder
Samplephonics Leeds Townhall Organ, Ronroco, Sax on the Beach, The Wizard of Mbira, Shakuhachi, DnB Drums, Smashed Analogue Kit
Production Voices Death Piano LE
Bengt Nilsson Headroom Piano
Wavesfactory Musicbox, Clock, Old Tape Drums, Freelodica, Whispers, 1850 Pipe Organ
Sonuscore Free Orchestra Chord bundles
Atom Hub Trumpette
Wine Glass
Soundbetter Singers
Spitfire Free Moon Guitar (login/register/questionnaire)
SampleCraft Toy Piano
Soundethers Free Fall
SampleScience stuff
CryptoCipher stuff
Acoustic Samples stuff
Sampletraxx Sinedust
99 Sounds Hand Make Sounds
Modwheel The Lowdown
Fluffy Audio Simple Flute


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At 4/10/17 08:44 PM, SnowTeddy wrote: Epic List.

Epic free list is epic!


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At 4/11/17 07:01 AM, EvilRaccoon wrote:
At 4/10/17 08:44 PM, SnowTeddy wrote: Epic List.
Epic free list is epic!

most of the stuff borrowed from VI-Control links. a lot of community made instruments from there.

there are a few great older instruments but some of the links expired. i wish i could share them with the creator's consent tho.


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