Free Kontakt Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Kontakt is Carla, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Kontakt and seven of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Kontakt are LinuxSampler (Free, Open Source), TX16Wx (Freemium), Grace Sampler (Free) and Soundplant (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    1. 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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    2. LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
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      LinuxSampler vs Kontakt opinions
      Most users think LinuxSampler is a great alternative to Kontakt.
      LinuxSample is simple and powerful
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      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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    3. Software sampler VST.
    4. Soundplant is a digital audio performance tool that turns the computer keyboard into a versatile, low latency sound trigger and playable instrument.
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    5. HGFortune - Nearly Forgotten Gems - Pro versions now Freeware. Collection of software synthesizers by H. G. Fortune (official site now defunct) released as freeware on Internet Archive
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      The Decent Samples plugin is a FREE sample player plugin that allows you to play sample libraries in the DecentSampler format (files with extensions: dspreset and dslibrary).
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