Kontakt vs Komplete Kontrol - Using one or the other to open up an instrument if I have no keyboard

Richard S
Richard S Member Posts: 28 Member

Is there any difference in functionality. Both seem to open instruments, and as I do not have a keyboard, is one better than the other to use? Does one usually have less bugs / issues?


  • Maciej Repetowski
    Maciej Repetowski Member Posts: 369 Pro

    Kontakt will only open instruments made specifically for Kontakt. Komplete Kontrol will open those too (by loading Kontakt), but also other plugins from NI (Massive, FM8, Reaktor, etc.) and from other vendors (Uhe, Arturia, etc.).

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,757 Expert
    edited January 19

    Also, I am not sure if Kontakt has prehear of patches and searching filters and so on Komplete Kontrol has it.

    Using Komplete Kontrol on the other side has slight overhead on CPU.

  • Richard S
    Richard S Member Posts: 28 Member

    Anyone else able to add anything? Thanks

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,488 Expert

    Kontakt 7 does also have previews, the main difference is just that Kontakt opens Kontakt libraries, Komplete Kontrol opens any plugin

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