.ncw to .wav without Kontakt

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masitito
KVRist
177 posts since 4 Jun, 2016

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:01 am

Hi!

A number of payed and free SC instruments are full Kontakt only. I have read that .ncw is just a proprietary compression format, but not an encryption.

Is there a way to convert the files without paying 400$ for Kontakt (I would buy it for less if they omitted the sample library, but that's not the way of Native Instruments).

Masi

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17161 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:39 am

No can do, you need Kontakt for that, NCW as a format has not been reverse engineered (nor does NI allow that).

masitito
KVRist
177 posts since 4 Jun, 2016

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:13 pm

Will try my luck with the demo version.

BTW, is there any forum, oh mighty Dragon, that you are aware of and do not post?

Masi

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KVRAF
1988 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:29 pm

AFAIK you can with with the free Kontakt Player.

masitito
KVRist
177 posts since 4 Jun, 2016

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:36 pm

You can, but only for 15 minutes per session.

I reckon that the Kontakt Player license must be more expensive. I haven't seen a free/cheap KP instrument yet, only ones for full K.

I don't mind that I cannot get the free SC instruments, but I'm a bit disappointed that I cannot make use of the "exclusive" instruments you get as a bonus for a purchase.

Masi

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KVRAF
1988 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:53 pm

I meant that you can convert NCW back to WAV with Kontakt Player.

BTW the Soniccouture Reed Organ is a Kontakt Player library and is free until the 31.12 :)

Also, some of the free SC instruments are available as Wav + EXS24 instruments that can be read by the free TX16Wx sampler.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17161 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: .ncw to .wav without Kontakt

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:41 am

masitito wrote:I haven't seen a free/cheap KP instrument yet, only ones for full K.
Free: Sennheiser Drum'mica. Cheap: there are some that are $49, $69, $99. There is a bottom line retail price below which a KP licence is not worth it at all, save for some special deals constructed with NI (like the Drum'mica library).

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