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Kontakt Alternatives for Linux

Kontakt is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Kontakt are LinuxSampler, Pianoteq and Decent Sampler.

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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    Carla

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    LinuxSampler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    Most users think LinuxSampler is a great alternative to Kontakt.

    LinuxSample is simple and powerful

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    Pianoteq

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Decent Sampler

    • 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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