I realized today that I have not talked about Kontakt and how amazing it is. I have been absolutely loving Kontakt as a way of manipulating and creating massive sampled instruments. Kontakt makes it super easy to take recordings of an instrument and turn it into a sample library you can load in kontakt for your production.
In the words form Kontakt themselves:
Unprecedented power, a vast instrument library, effects and an advanced sampling framework plus deep editing capabilities: Connect with the industry standard software sampler!
- Over 1,000 instruments and 43+ GB of samples
- Featuring effects from SOLID MIX SERIES
- 37 new filters, incl. resonance filters
Ok, so now that I have talked about the amazing VSt that can work with Ableton or any DAW, I want to highlight a free Kontakt instrument I found. Over at Luxonix they released a free multi sampled Cajon. I use the Cajon in a lot of my music and love this library. It’s a free download, so check it out.