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.
- - Carla is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Kontakt.
- - Carla is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Kontakt.
LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
Comments about LinuxSampler as a Alternative to Kontakt
LinuxSample is simple and powerful0
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.
- - Pianoteq is the most popular commercial alternative to Kontakt.
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).
- - Decent Sampler is the most popular iPhone & iPad alternative to Kontakt.