UPDATED November 2013
Hi there !
Today I make a small post about free Kontakt sounds. Why ? Because I
am a big fan of Kontakt. In my (humble) opinion it is far the best
sampler you can find for a professional use in music production.
It's been a long time since I started to collect free Kontakt sounds.
Today, I submit you my list in case of need. The sample libraries
listed hereafter are suitable for Kontakt 2,3 & 4. I haven't
tested them with all versions but they should work normally. If you
don't own Kontakt yourself, you can donwload Digidesign
Structure Free for use in ProTools and you'll be able to open
the following Kontakt drum samples & Kontakt libraries. I don't
know much more about other sampler instruments, for I almost only use
everyday these two, but you should be able to do the same with Halion3
If you don't know Kontakt yet, you should consider downloading the
free version called Kontakt
Player to see if this sampler instruments could fit your needs.
It is provided with a nice free Kontakt library with free instruments
from his big brother library (Elektrik Piano, Akoustik Piano & a
bunch of sampled instruments), so then you can start to play with it.
Of course this version is very limited, mostly because you can't edit
the sounds like you would but also because you can't import other
sample banks except the ones created or validated by Native
Instruments (I know life is not fair...)
However, you'll see Kontakt or Kontakt Player are very easy to use
& intuitive, so even if you don't know much about sampling, just a
little knowledge about MIDI & software instruments is enough to
begin to have fun & to know if you want to spend a few hundred
bucks to seriously work with it or not.
I think Kontakt definitely worth it, because it is robust (I mean
it's not buggy & believe me, I extensively use it), it is very
usable & expandable (look where you are, you can find free Kontakt
sounds all over the internet) and best of all it is loaded with a huge
43 GB samples library that covers almost every instruments or standard
needs in music creation (from orchestra instruments to crappy synth
leads via acoustic guitar etc...).
Enough talk, here is my free Kontakt sounds list :
Big Mono is free Kontakt library and consists in a retro analogue drumkit recorded in mint conditions.
Percussive & tonal instruments.
Audio Genetics Lab
Tongue Drum & Magnus Chord Organ
“pocketBlakus” - solo cello virtual instrument
Free Djembe Kontakt Instrument.
A lot of sample packs for Kontakt from many producers in various styles.
Angel Toy Glockenspiel, Blue Mountains Wind Chimes, Egyptian Zil, Tibetan Tingsha.
Bavarian Zither, BoomWhackers Percussion Tubes, DIY Music Box, Granular Gardening, Granular Slate Rocks, Medieval Psaltery, Soprano and Baritone African Marimbas, Suspended Slate Rocks, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Toy and African Marimbas, Toy Piano.
Some free stuff to download on this facebook page.
DSK Music has released DSK Top Keys vol. 1, a free collection of high quality multisample instruments, featuring 9 acoustic pianos, 9 electric pianos & 9 organs.
Gold Baby Productions
MPC60 Free, DMX606.
Geneuanen Kontakt Blog
Many free Kontakt instruments.
Oboe, Honky Tonk Piano, Steinway Grand Piano, Bouzouki... very nice work from 2 italian fellows. Grab it now !
This collection includes : 6 classic keyboards (Clavinet, Dyno Rhodes, DX7 Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer) + 3 saxophones (tenor, soprano and alto) + 3 guitars (acoustic, nylon and steel) + Steinway piano in three variations: standard, bright and damped.
Bass station, Speak & Spell, Vox Humana, Polymoog Strings, Aah, Aeropad, Aquarium, Nebulous, SQ Strings, Buddhist.
AnaSynth, ArabFlutist & PadMeister.
Groove Bias Mini.
New Kontakt Instruments Every Week !
Les Productions Zvon
No Name Toy Keyboard, LoFi Kalimba, Smallest electronic keyboard, Chromatic Hits, Sidekick Electronic Drum.
Michael Kingston Riders
Ruffrider & Easyrider drumkits.
Kontakt Factory Selection.
Yamaha kit, Jazz Guitar, Vinyl Hammond, Garage Vinyl Full Kit, Classic - Nylon Guitar…Various bass, drums & organ.
Very nice orchestral tuba.
Orange Tree Samples
Free Jazz Funk Drum Sample Library + utilities for Kontakt.
Electronic instruments, synth lead, electronic drumkit & loops.
Cretone TT, Koestler Rigoletto, Red Grand, ToysToysToys.
Electric Piano MkI & MkII.
TryPack (500 MB), 30 instruments, a taste of their 3 main libraries AIR, Elements and Synergy.
Blanchet-1720 & Small Italian XVII Harpsichords, Orgue de salon pipe organ, Diatonic accordion, Bells and Rings,
The Maestro Concert Grand.
Speak & Spell, VA Brush Kit, Music Boxes.
Mike's iMoog - Moog Voyager.
DrumCircle, Power Guitars, 1850 Pipe Organ, W-MusicBox, W-Clock
I hope you found my free Kontakt sounds list useful, if so, please
drop me a line & tell me what you think or be missing. If you want
me to add your free Kontakt sounds to this list, don't hesitate, feel
free to Kontakt
Enjoy & have fun !