Kontakt and Komplete Kontrol difference

scratches
scratches Member Posts: 15 Sine
edited March 23 in Komplete Kontrol

Hi everyone!

I´m new here, and learning, so I have to ask some basics.

Does it just depend on my personal preference if I use Kontakt or Komplete Kontrol for example to program some sounds in Ableton Live, or are those two applications complete different in their function?

Thank you in advance!

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  • Foldyman
    Foldyman Member Posts: 34 Sine
    Answer ✓

    I had the same question a week or so ago.

    I think KK is basically like a librarian, and let's you use tags to sort things. I believe it's also the thing that contains all the default controller mappings for the encoders on a KK keyboard.

    When you use instruments in KK, it's basically Kontact running inside.

    You can click one of the menu buttons and it opens out.

    I don't have a KK keyboard, so on that basis I've personally been using Kontact not KK.

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  • Foldyman
    Foldyman Member Posts: 34 Sine
    Answer ✓

    I had the same question a week or so ago.

    I think KK is basically like a librarian, and let's you use tags to sort things. I believe it's also the thing that contains all the default controller mappings for the encoders on a KK keyboard.

    When you use instruments in KK, it's basically Kontact running inside.

    You can click one of the menu buttons and it opens out.

    I don't have a KK keyboard, so on that basis I've personally been using Kontact not KK.

  • Foldyman
    Foldyman Member Posts: 34 Sine
    edited March 25

    Here's some others probably describing it more accurately than me...

    https://community.native-instruments.com/discussion/1701/questions-about-the-komplete-13-ecosystem#latest

  • scratches
    scratches Member Posts: 15 Sine

    Thank you @Foldyman !

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 410 admin

    As @Foldyman explained, you would use Komplete Kontrol in case you're using a Komplete Kontrol keyboard.

    Otherwise if you don't use any NI hardware you can stick to Kontakt 👍

  • scratches
    scratches Member Posts: 15 Sine

    Thank you @Nico_NI !

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