New version 2 based on Kontakt Player 2 now Mac & PC compatible!
Geoffrey Gee, pianist, composer, and former Senior Soundware Engineer at Kurzweil Music Systems, announces the release of Plectrum -a virtual instrument library featuring 187 original acoustic instruments, powered by NI Kontakt 2 streaming sample playback engine. Much more than a tool or content library, Plectrum is a creative work of instrument design. Gee created his instruments from sounds made by plucking, strumming, tapping, scraping, and flicking a range of stringed instruments and found objects. Collecting thousands of full length high resolution samples, he voiced and tuned the sounds into full-range, expressive keyboard instruments. Plectrum´s ultra-friendly interface presents these instruments in nine categories based on the sound source: Strummed Strings, Struck Strings, Plucked Strings, and String Harmonics; Glass, Ceramics, Metals, and Found Objects, and Habitats. Each instrument features a round robin playback that creates the organic feel and texture of an acoustic instrument. The instruments in Habitats use this feature to offer ever-evolving sound environments such as August Morning, Afternoon Rain, Forest Stream, and Crickets.
• 187 original instruments
• Round robin playback, with multiple articulations under every key
• Nine easy-access categories
• Ultra friendly interface–select an instrument and play
• Fast instrument loading and selection
• High polyphony streaming audio engine, powered by NI Kontakt 2
• VST, RTAS, AU and Standalone
• Thousands of full length high resolution samples, voiced for making music
For updates from V1 (GVI) please contact www.vitalartsmedia.com directly
NI Kontakt Player 2 is included in this product!
Free hard drive space - depending on the regarding library content.
You can use this library with the free Kontakt Player 4 (or higher) which is compatible to all actual operating systems and interfaces on Mac & PC
Note on Support for KONTAKT Player products:
Native Instruments only provides Registration/Activation support for KONTAKT Player products. Technical support is managed by the manufacturer of the respective products/libraries.
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video