It is incredibly easy to use. Many developers will include a link to the free player on their website. They will know more about what the full version does, demo and paid. Maybe some full Kontakt owners can chime in. Lately, I've been thinking of maybe going ahead and installing this along with the free Kontakt Factory Selection library. I've been giving it a whirl now in reason. So I couldnt tell If they do basically the same thing.
After looking into this free offering today, I've decided against it, but that's just my conclusion. Often it is in the very fine print and you have to go looking for it too. Key Features Of Native Instruments Kontakt 5. I don't own any other stuff to try out, though I returned Exhale and Rev. And if you still can't figure out what the difference is among all the above. It is also universally compatible due to the Universal file import. It seems like they do what reason does but just in two packages, but it seems like they were very alike too.
The Kontakt factory selection that you get included for free with Player is a sample of instruments in the full factory library. Lots of smaller 3rd party companies choose option 1. Ok I see the difference now. I think the 15 minute thing does allow you to demo some third party software and then after you pay the money it will work for unlimited time but still in the player. When you come to the realization of the many the method with which you can advance all of the instruments that you own, or modify the instruments to your operations, you will find it difficult to return to the other restrictive sample players. Keep in mind that third party samples will not play in the free player version.
It does not effect your system in anyway and I use it mainly to use other 3rd party fully paid versions. I bought Output's Exhale and Rev and used them for a time ended up returning them for a refund because I wanted to spend my money on other stuff instead. Might've done it wrong or something. Some other third party stuff will work in the player but as jmasno5 pointed out they will be limited to the 15 minute time limit. The player version is just for loading libraries that are compatible with it.
I know that there are some instruments that will work in the player but for only 15 minutes at a time as well even for fully paid versions but will be normal in the full version of Kontakt. Good enough to get a feel for the plugin. Then there are third party synths to which there are many that offer full versions but also run in the free Kontakt player. So far though, I have not had much luck finding any. Any library or instrument nki that you load into it can be fully opened up edited and customised.
It does not look like there are very many orchestral instruments included which would be a bit of a bummer. I believe most free sound libraries for Kontakt will require the full version of Kontakt. Basically, if you don't want to delve too deeply into sound design and don't feel compelled to roll your own instruments and environment and such, then Reaktor is not for you! It means you don't have to buy the full version of Kontakt in order to use may full versions of other Native synths. I am not an expert on this either but I think also that if a third party instruments needs the full version of Kontakt you may have to have that to even demo it. Some even have an arrangement with Native Instruments that the cost of their soft synth is deducted from the cost of the full version should you decide to upgrade down the road.
Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Player Vs. But there are many 3rd party synths out there that work normally in the player with no limitations. We're saying the same thing. . It offers incredible worth for its low price. The player version is just for loading libraries that are compatible with it. There are all sorts of incredible ones out there, and you're getting more instant gratification for a usually smaller initial investment than Kontakt itself.
Just make sure that you save your project before the 15 minute time out! That's all I use it for. I tend to avoid those. After the instrument times out, just restart Kontakt and all of your edits, like Patterns and Custom Chords, will be re-loaded! If it says Kontakt Player in the upper left corner, our products will not work. Freebies are generally pretty limited anyway. I don't own any other stuff to try out, though I returned Exhale and Rev.