As Kompakt\'s release nears, I am considering it for the value of the included samples alone. At least they look great on paper.
I have a hardware upgrade question or two re Kompakt vs Gigastudio. From reading the highly informative posts in these parts, my understanding is that what Kompakt needs beyond typical Gigastudio requirements is a faster processor, say something above 2 GHz, with other requirements being about the same. Is this essentially correct? Recommendations?
Also, what are the sound card requirements? GS sound cards of course need their own specific GSIF drivers, which I understand that Kompakt does not. But, aside from generally high quality converters at 24/96, are there ANY specific sound card requirements for Kompakt/Kontakt? Latency differences among various cards? Recommendations?
And from a completely different perspective, the thing that\'s attracting me to Kompakt is the included sample set as detailed on the Native Instruments website. It appears to be a terrific collection. Since these are apparently not new samples, just a new collection of existing samples (I could be wrong, at least partially?), I am a little surprised not to have seen any comment whatever either here or on the NI forum regarding these samples. I have read that there was considerable disappointment with the included Kontakt samples, but the Kompakt samples appear to be way beyond what might be expected for an included \"freebie.\" Any comments by those who have used these samples?
Thanks in advance,
Uncle Bob, A GS96 user, abuser, and confuser