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Welcome to our growing collection of Kontakt freebies. From full-blown synths to niche products looking for a home, this is where you'll find all our giveaway instruments. One of them has even won an award!

All you have to do to get your hands on
ALL the products listed below is to buy something from us – anything at all, even something very very cheap, like Typewriter or one of the NanoMods. We’ll send you the link to the freebies with your first purchase – it’s that simple :-)

Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions Deluxe
Kontakt version:

FREE

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COMMODORE ON THE BRIDGE

Feel the crunch! A medley of SID sounds blast you into the past. All the sounds are from the Commodore 64 Synth Sessions Deluxe.
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HAPPY BITS

This is an awesome demonstration of the retro power of the C64, and it comes courtesy of Axel Otto. (The sight of Mongo breakdancing to this track will haunt my nightmares for weeks.)
The Commodore 64! Another beast of a mid-80s computer that punched above its weight in the audio stakes, thanks to the inbuilt SID chip. The SID has rightly gained a real cult following and reputation for pushing the boundaries of what was possible for a home computer of the time. While the Atari ST's built-in MIDI cornered the market in pro-audio, the C64 faced off against the likes of the BBC B and the Spectrum in the consumer and education fields, and – musically speaking – trounced them. The SID chip gave it far more complex and versatile synthesis capabilities than its contemporaries, and keeps it near the top of any chipmusic aficionado's hit list of all-time greats to this day.

The Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions Deluxe are a unique collaboration between Rhythmic Robot and those nice people at Bedroom Producers' Blog. Tomislav, the guy behind BPB, is an avid SID chip enthusiast, and spurred on by the annual KVR freeware competition he pulled out all the stops to sample a treasure trove of crunchy Commodore patches. There are 30 patches in the library, sampled from three different iterations of the Commodore 64 home computer. Mongo rolled up his coding sleeves and put a Kontakt UI on the front, and the result is a neat little library of old-school lo-fi grit, with enough flexibility to let you roll your own SID sounds into the bargain.

This library is different from our usual products in that it's a collaboration. All our other instruments are sampled right here in the lab, by us; but we made an exception in this case because it's fun to join forces in a freeware competition!
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Jacky
Kontakt version:

FREE

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Jacky is the result of a small studio disaster: we had bought a fun-looking little transistor organ called the Luxor Jacky with the intention of sampling its sounds and onboard rhythms. Tragically, though, we'd just finished doing the rhythm section when Jacky emitted a spurt of smoke and a sad noise, and that was the end. There was no hope of reviving her. All we were left with were the rhythms we'd managed to record, so… we turned them into a freebie.

Jacky comprises five combinable transistor rhythms with a warm, slightly gritty tonality, plus drive and compression controls to punch them up a bit. Individual drum hits are also mapped out for you to use. These sounds may not hold down a whole track, but they combine well with other sounds and lend a nice vintage vibe. Best of all, of course, they're free!
Doctor 33
Kontakt version:

FREE

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Doctor 33 is a strange little creation from those funky folk at Boss. Unlike its big brothers, the Doctor 55 and Doctor 110 beatboxes, Doctor 33 isn't a drum machine – it's a metronome. Still, it creates a variety of little analogue clicks, blips and ticks which have a fun percussive style of their own; it hosts four combinable onboard rhythms, which we've tempo-synced to your host DAW (these include triplets, which can be rather cool); and we've grafted on a "Tone" control which actually brings a strongly resonant gritty-sounding filter to bear on the metronome sounds. Sweep this while the rhythms are playing and you can get some odd, engaging effects going, particularly if you layer it over a proper drum beat.

The percussive sounds can be level-adjusted and panned, and played along with the onboard rhythms if you wish. All in all, Doctor 33 is a neat little box for adding some analogue oddness to the background of your beats.
NanoMod #7: 8-bit synths
Kontakt version:

FREE

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NanoMod 8-Bit brings the power of the NanoMod interface to bear on the shiny, aliased grittiness of vintage 8-bit digital synths. From searing synth leads to crunchy pads, 8-bit has the heft and muscle of those classic 80s polysynths right at its heart.

Wave 1 is a thickly detuned combination of two sawtooths and a PWM pulse, all beating it out together – great for movement and power. This is a very rough, aggressive wave.

Wave 2 is a typical early-digisynth waveform, with Breath and Air components and a lot of high-frequency noise. Dialling this in gives a great "airy pad" sound straight off; and it combines excellently with Wave 1 to add gloss to the raw sawtooth sound.

NanoMod 7 won the Soundware category of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014 for best free soundware instrument!
  • Kontakt .nki sampler instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Sampled at full 24-bit
  • Requires NI Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later (including Kontakt 5 and above)
  • Not compatible with Kontakt Player