Sampling App KONTAKT Updated With Mac Altivec Accelerations

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS has released an update for KONTAKT, bringing it to version 1.1. KONTAKT is a sampling app designed for DJ and musicians. The update features performance enhancements including expanded file recognition and Mac Altivec accelerations. According to NATIVE INSTRUMENTS:

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS is happy to announce that KONTAKT 1.1 for Mac and PC is now shipping!

KONTAKT 1.1 brings the powerful software sampler to the Mac and adds several enhancements to the existing PC version. Featuring an identical featureset on both platforms, KONTAKT 1.1 can now read HALion, EXS, and SDII files in addition to the Gigasampler, AKAI, Sound Font, and BATTERY formats that were present since its initial release. Kontakt 1.1 adds SSE2 support on the PC side, while Mac Altivec accelerations are deeply integrated into the core sampling engine.

You can find more information about the KONTAKT update at the NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Web site. KONTAKT 1.1 is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$399.00.