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Kontakt Alternatives

Kontakt is described as 'With KONTAKT, you can sound like a snare drum, a symphony orchestra, or anything in between, from a universe of sampled instruments. It’s a simple sampler when you want it to be, and a deep sonic scripting laboratory when you need something more' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kontakt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Carla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kontakt are LinuxSampler, TX16Wx, Grace Sampler and UVI Falcon.

Kontakt alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Soundboards or Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kontakt.
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  1. Carla icon

    Carla

    • Mac
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    43 alternatives to Carla 

    Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCarla support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    LinuxSampler

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • BSD
    48 alternatives to LinuxSampler 

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.

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    1.  Support for MIDILinuxSampler includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Most users think LinuxSampler is a great alternative to Kontakt.
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  3. TX16Wx

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to TX16Wx 

    TX16Wx Software Sampler is a plug-in for the creative musician, inspired and modeled after the best hardware samplers with all the ease and new exiting features modern software brings.

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    Grace Sampler

    7 alternatives to Grace Sampler 

    Software sampler VST.

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    UVI Falcon

    • Mac
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to UVI Falcon 

    The intersection of sampling and synthesis. Falcon is a virtual instrument with 15 oscillators including analog, FM, wavetable, granular, … , 80+ effects, powerful modulation generators, scriptable event processors and more. Load as a stand-alone software or a DAW plug-in.

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    Soundplant

    • Mac
    • Windows
    27 alternatives to Soundplant 

    Soundplant is a digital audio performance tool that turns the computer keyboard into a versatile, low latency sound trigger and playable instrument. Via drag-and-drop, easily assign sound files of any format and unlimited size onto 72 keyboard keys, for hours of...

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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Soundplant based on incoming audio in real time.
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      Pianoteq

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      • Linux
      4 alternatives to Pianoteq 

      Pianoteq is a virtual piano that runs on your computer. Celebrated for reproducing with an unprecedented realism the behaviour and the sound of the acoustic piano, it offers superb dynamics, natural resonances and unique physical parameters.

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      1.  Support for MIDIPianoteq includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    • VSampler

      7 alternatives to VSampler 

      VSampler transforms your PC into a 255 voice polyphonic software sampler that is able to use any recorded sound as a musical instrument. It provides all of the classical sampler features in excellent sound quality, and also offers you a multitude of unique new opportunities.

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      H. G. Fortune VST Synthesizers

      9 alternatives to H. G. Fortune VST Synthesizers 

      Collection of VSTi instruments released as freeware on Archive.org.

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    • MOTU MachFive

      • Mac
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      8 alternatives to MOTU MachFive 

      The universal sampler for creative music production.

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