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Native Instruments Kontakt 5 V5.1.0

Native Instruments Kontakt 5 v5.1.0: A Powerful Sampler for Music Production

Kontakt is a software sampler developed by Native Instruments, a leading company in the field of music technology. Kontakt allows you to create, edit, and play sampled instruments, such as pianos, drums, guitars, strings, and more. Kontakt can also host and process third-party libraries, which offer a wide range of sounds and genres to choose from.

In this article, we will introduce you to the features and benefits of Kontakt 5 v5.1.0, the latest version of the software as of December 2012. We will also show you how to download and install Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 on your computer, and how to activate it using Native Access, a convenient tool for managing your Native Instruments products.


What's New in Kontakt 5 v5.1.0?

Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 was released on December 20, 2012, and it brought several improvements and enhancements to the software. Some of the main changes are:

  • Added support for Avid Audio eXtension (AAX), a new plugin format for Pro Tools 10 and later. This means that you can now use Kontakt as an AAX plugin in Pro Tools, along with other Native Instruments products such as Reaktor, Guitar Rig, and Massive.

  • Improved performance and stability, especially when loading large instruments or libraries. Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 also fixed some bugs and issues that were reported by users in previous versions.

  • Added new factory content, including two new instruments: Retro Machines Mk2 and West Africa. Retro Machines Mk2 is a collection of classic synthesizers from the 70s and 80s, such as the Minimoog, the Prophet-5, and the Roland Jupiter-8. West Africa is a library of authentic percussion and melodic instruments from West African music traditions, such as the djembe, the balafon, and the kora.

These are just some of the highlights of Kontakt 5 v5.1.0. For a complete list of changes and updates, you can check out the release notes on the Native Instruments website.

How to Download and Install Kontakt 5 v5.1.0?

If you want to try out Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 for yourself, you can download it from the Native Instruments website. You will need to create a free account or log in with your existing one to access the download page.

Once you have downloaded the installer file, you can run it on your computer and follow the instructions on the screen. The installer will guide you through the installation process, which may take some time depending on your system and internet speed.

After the installation is complete, you will need to activate Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 using Native Access, a tool that lets you download, install, activate, and update your Native Instruments software from one single application. You can download Native Access from the same website where you downloaded Kontakt.

To activate Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 using Native Access, you will need to open the application and log in with your NI account's email address and password. Then, you will see a list of your registered products, including Kontakt 5 v5.1.0. You can click on the "Activate" button next to Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 to complete the activation process.


Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 is a powerful sampler that offers a lot of features and benefits for music production. It supports a wide range of formats and hosts, including AAX for Pro Tools users. It also comes with new factory content that expands your sonic palette with retro synths and West African instruments.

If you want to experience Kontakt 5 v5.1.0 for yourself, you can download it from the Native Instruments website and activate it using Native Access. You can also explore other Native Instruments products that are compatible with Kontakt, such as Komplete, Maschine, and Traktor.

We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about Kontakt 5 v5.1.0. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.


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