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Top 10 Free Kontakt Libraries

Sometimes we want to include realistic sounding instruments in our tracks. However, recording a real instrument or buying sample libraries can turn out quite pricey. Luckily there are plenty of free Kontakt libraries from which we chose our top 10.

You will need: Full version of Kontakt [only number 2 works with Kontakt Player]

1. Acoustic Guitar by Pettinhouse Audio

This guitar sounds very realistic thanks to its release and fret noises. Probably my favourite free library.

Download

2. Flutes: Persian Ney & Shakukachi from Kontakt Factory Selection

These two flutes included in Kontakt's free selection of instruments can add lots of oriental flavour to your track. Velocity curve control and beautiful effects included.

Ekali used it in his remix of Jack U's "Mind" - passed it through some distortion and used "a couple manual unison tricks" (found on reddit). Probably used also some tremolo and transposition modulation after that.

Download (scroll down to "Kontakt Factory Selection")

3. Amore Grand Piano by Precisionsound

A very nice grand piano with Pedal sustain support.

Download

4. MSLP Grand Piano Soft 

A beautiful and intimate grand piano. The background noise adds a lot of mood to the sound. Perfect for a sad outro for a song.

Download (From this enormous list by Bigcat Instruments - check it out)

5. "Street Bumper" Electric Piano

A very nice E Piano with Tremolo, and plenty of other nice effects. Velocity curve & Attack/Release controls included.

Download (Bigcat Instruments)

  

  

  

6. "Skerratt London" Upright Piano

A beautiful upright piano to add melancholy or oldschool vibe.

Download (Bigcat Instruments)

7. MSLP Vibraphone

Very nice vibes with ADSR controls. Might need a little panning work, but the samples sound great.

Download (Bigcat Instruments)

8. SSO Concert Harp

Another element to spice up your production in an oriental style.

Download (Bigcat Instruments)

9. Sweet Melodic Choir 

Great sounding male basses and female sopranos. Adds a mystical vibe to anything. Tweak your decay knob to shorten the ridiculously long samples.

Download (Bigcat Instruments)

Thanks for checking out our top 9! What are your favourite Kontakt libraries? Share them under our Facebook post so others can benefit.

 

Download List:

  1. Acoustic Guitar by Pettinhouse Audio 
  2. Flute: Persian Ney from Kontakt Factory Selection 
  3. Flute: Shakukachi - Kontakt Factory Selection 
  4. Amore Grand Piano by Precisionsound 
  5. MSLP Grand Piano Soft 
  6. "Street Bumper" Electric Piano 
  7. "Skerratt London" Upright Piano
  8. MSLP Vibraphone
  9. SSO Concert Harp
  10. Sweet Melodic Choir

Plus: Great list of libraries by Bigcat Instruments

  

Good luck with your production. See you in the next articles!

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