I am about to buy Steven Slate Platinum but I see constant mentions of "Kontakt" and how people hate it.
I searched Kontakt but I seriously don't know what it's all about. Is it necessary? Can I just skip it?
Please inform me here
Kontakt is a sample player, in the sense of being able to trigger it to run samples. The samples in question here would be drum samples. It can be used with keyboards, DAWs, or whatever you want that has MIDI. It also isn't just for drums, you can use it for orchestral packs, keyboard packs etc
Kontakt is a resource hog, no question about that, but it is not the worst thing in the world I found.
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