Native Instruments Intros Kontakt 5, Guitar Rig 5 Pro & More

Native Instruments Guitar Rig ProNative Instruments has just unleashed a bunch of new stuff – sort of like they used to at the Winter NAMM Show, when they still attended that.

Here’s what’s new:

  • KONTAKT 5 is the next generation of the leading software sampler. The new version offers profoundly enhanced sound shaping through a host of new high-quality filters and studio-grade effect algorithms, superior time-stretching, vintage sampling modes, and more. Further accommodating its role as the central sample library platform on the market, KONTAKT 5 also introduces major new features for advanced instrument design.
  • GUITAR RIG 5 PRO is the latest version of the versatile effects studio. The fifth generation expands the comprehensive feature set of the software with additional amplifiers and effects, advanced speaker emulation, and various new creative features that make GUITAR RIG even more powerful both for studio production and live performance.
  • STUDIO DRUMMER is a new instrument for the efficient creation of studio-quality acoustic drum tracks. By combining premium sampled drum kits and a comprehensive studio-grade mixing environment with a wide assortment of professional grooves, the KONTAKT-based instrument provides a highly versatile and easy-to-use “virtual drummer” that gives authentic and fast results for pop, rock, metal, jazz and related music styles.
  • The new SOLID MIX SERIES emulates the distinctive EQ and dynamics sections of one of the most revered mixing consoles of all time, while TRANSIENT MASTER recreates a popular hardware processor that provides highly efficient transient processing. Both products can used be used with the free GUITAR RIG PLAYER, or expand the arsenal of the GUITAR RIG 5 software.

See the NI site for details. 


  • KONTAKT 5 $399 / 379 EUR
  • GUITAR RIG 5 PRO $199 / 179 EUR
  • STUDIO DRUMMER $169 / 149 EUR
  • SOLID MIX SERIES $229 / 199 EUR

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