I hope you all made out well during the recent sales. I started out mostly going after presets but slowly but surely got happily slapped around by a number of Kontakt library developers and ended up with a lot of nice, coveted stuff. Speaking of synth presets, maybe no bigger recent deal than this one at VST Buzz, still going on for the next five days or so:
96% off "Zampler Bundle" by Zampler
If that doesn't keep you busy, surf for even more expansions with the links in another thread:
Free: Zampler + 6 Sound Banks
Sonokinetic's 12 Days Of Christmas offerings started yesterday with deep discounts and today's (12/9) is Carousel for free. It is a Free Kontatakt Player library. You can still sign up for the next 10 notices on the website.
12 Days of Christmas Sale - Sonokinetic - Sample libraries and Virtual Instruments
Rigid Audio is (again) having a series of items on sale during the month of December. They are giving away the Ambiloop Bundle for free. Dated by some standards but still embarasses and beats the crap out of a lot of others. Serious fun and utility with these two (Ambi I & II) and a free no-brainer you should have in your (full version of Kontakt) arsenal.
Rigid Audio Berlin | KONTAKT INSTRUMENTS | PRODUCTS | AMBILOOP BUNDLE
For the next 6 days or so Simple Samples Audio is offering Kris Kalimba (and a competition using it for another library) for free. A number of their libraries have recently been featured at Audio Plugin Deals.
– Simple Samples Audio
Sonixinema still has two free libraries being offered:
Sonuscore still has available a big hit freebie---Lo Ki Felt Piano:
If you don't have any Gothic Instruments Dronar libraries, you can get a nice taste with their Dronar Free Edition at Time-Space, which may be the best place to get Gothic Instrument libraries. They have deep sales and offer an additional 20% loyalty discount for previous on-site Gothic Instrument purchasers.
8DIO added Smiley Drum to the FREE offerings tab on their website, bringing the total number of freebies to 12. These were all previously for sale so . . . nice variety and a cut above.
I haven't had a chance to check this one out yet: The latest free offering at Loot Audio (previously Kontakt Hub) from Wavelet Audio:
XPERIMENTA Project has 9 freebies available on their website---8 under the Freebies Tab on the webpage . . .
. . . and the ninth lives here:
I mentioned Ferrum-Free Edition for the free Kontakt 6 Player in a separate posting. It's an impressive freebie with informative videos on the website. Note that it does not look for its snapshots in the default Kontakt location so you'll have to use the "Create a Path" and "Show Location" features to see where to place the included snapshots.
If you need a more conventional Cinematic Percusion freebie, Splash Sound just updated their free version of Percussion Elements and the full version is still available at an 80% discount ($19).
12/11: Two new freebies have just been posted.
Soniccouture is offering Hammersmith Free for the free Kontakt player---and while you're at the link page, you can also pick up Thunder Drum, another free Kontakt Player instrument.
The Unfinished is offering Aanaa-The Unfinished Chior for free; it is a Kontakt 6 instrument (not player or K5).
12/18: More freebies:
Merry Christmas from SoundDust (click on the [GHOST ME] button:
AudioPlugin.Deals has Karanyi Vapor Keys for free:
It's just a small taste, but Sample Logicis offering a taiko ensemble in its Free Taste Of Drum Fury:
I hope some of you scored Sonokinetic's new Ibrido FAVOLA while it was free the other day (still 33% off):
The last of the 12 Days of Christmas offerings will be posted later today (Carousel is still free):
12/21: A few more freebies:
A new freebie, some former freebies, and some deep discounts at Splash Sound:
Native Instruments is offering Yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), a free Kontakt Player instrument, for free. They also have a sign-up for a free hardware/software giveaway with some sweet stuff being offered:
12/23: Soniccouture has posted two more free Kontakt Kontakt Player libraries:
Rast Sounds has a free Christmas download for account members/sign-ups:
There are a number drum/percussion Kontakt instruments that are complete bargains when they go on sale and Rigid Audio's Sodium is among the best for features, sounds and fun---now all for ~$4:
12/31: Rigid Audio just listed METAWAVE (for Kontakt 6.4.2) for free on their website: