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BackStage Pass for Kontakt

Jim Daneker

13.43 GB


We just want to go over a few things briefly.

  1. This patch requires an authorized and working copy of Kontakt Full. This patch will not run in the free Kontakt Player. Please note the minimum software version needed to run this patch in the “Minimum Software Version” section. If any additional plugins are needed they’re listed in the “Required Plugins” section.
  2. Keep in mind-other plugins or effects may have been used on the original recording. The Patch producer has done their best to replicate any external devices used on the recording. Also effect levels can change a song drastically. Try adjusting the amount/levels of effects or other settings in Kontakt and you may find the sound you’re looking for.
  3. The purchase of this patch entitles you to use it on ONE computer at a time. You may not share this patch with anyone else. You cannot resale this patch in any form. You cannot resample this patch in any form/format.
  4. Turn knobs, change settings, combine sounds and Have fun!

    More From Jim Daneker

    BackStage Pass authentically captures the keyboard rig of industry veteran Jim Daneker - longtime Musical Director, keyboard player and producer for CCM icon Michael W. Smith.

    It includes all the samples and core patches from the original MainStage/Logic version (except the Hammond B3) - but rebuilt from scratch for Kontakt.

    This is a collection of top notch pianos, keyboards, pads, strings, and synth sounds, crafted from the ground up to be the foundation of a world-class keyboard rig.

    Originally developed in MainStage for live keyboard players, BackStage Pass for Kontakt is perfectly suited for use in the studio, and easily accessible in any DAW, whether Mac or Windows.


    What's Included

    BackStage Pass for Kontakt is $129 and includes all the samples and core patches from the original MainStage/Logic version (except the Hammond B3) - but rebuilt from scratch for Kontakt. Also includes:

    • Smitty’s Piano: an iconic digital model that debuted in the 90s and is still widely used today for its big, bold, sound. Nothing cuts through a live mix like this monster piano. This is the signature piano used on tour by Michael W. Smith for over 20 years, never available in sampled form until now.

    • Blair Masters Legacy Grand: an exquisite Yamaha acoustic with MIDI pickups allowed the precise capture of this studio standard by top Nashville session ace Blair Masters - currently on tour with Garth Brooks. This version of Blair’s piano is exceptionally warm and intimate, ideal for softer, contemplative pieces.

    • Performance Strings:  a sample library unto itself, this is actually 3 separate live string sections recorded on world-class stages: a full symphonic section, a medium-size section, and a small violin/viola section with more intense vibrato. These patches can be played separately, but they’re designed to work together in one custom-mapped “Multi” that dynamically crossfades based on your controllers.  This allows you to convincingly emulate a live string section in an unprecedented way. Unlike massive string libraries aimed at media composers, this is designed for live use, so it’s easy on resources despite being extremely detailed and highly playable.

    • 40 Pads & Soundscapes:  a collection of gorgeous custom pads sampled from a wide variety of synth hardware, including 80’s style MIDI stacks. Software can create some great pads, but there’s something magic about the textures you can get from real, classic synths sampled through top-notch preamps and outboard gear. Some of these pads can be heard on the biggest worship albums of the last 2 decades, and the collection includes “Leviathan” - a massive layered analog pad that has shaken many stadiums and arenas around the world. Best of all, these pads can be mixed and matched to create all sorts of custom soundscapes of your own!

    • Also Includes custom “Nonlin” reverb sample from the AMS RMX16 - part of an upcoming separate expansion, for adding that crucial ingredient to 80s synth sounds



    Minimum Requirements

    • Native Instruments Kontakt 6.4.2 or later (full retail version, NOT the free “Player” version) for Mac or Windows

    • 16 GB free space on an SSD (solid state drive) for sample streaming

      PNO AC - BMSG - Dry Gospel

        PNO AC - BMSG Dream Verb

          PNO AC - BMSG

            PNO EL - Dirty Rhodes

              PNO EL - Dreamy Rhodes

                PNO EL - Dream Valley Road

                  PNO EL - SA GospEL

                    PNO EL - SA Rhodes90s CCM

                      PAD - Astral Mood

                        PAD - Bladerunner

                          PAD - Breathy & Lush

                            PAD - Dark Space

                              PAD - Delayed Reaction

                                PAD - Delightful

                                  PAD - Dream's Essence

                                    PAD - Era of Korg

                                      PAD - Heaven's Gate

                                        PAD - Higher Orbit

                                          PAD - I'll Lead You Home

                                            PAD - Leviathan

                                              PAD - Liquid Sunset

                                                PAD - Magic Waters

                                                  PAD - Massive Layers

                                                    PAD - Mind's Eye

                                                      PAD - Motion Mix

                                                        PAD - Northern Lights

                                                          PAD - Penitent Man

                                                            PAD - Radio Chernobyl

                                                              PAD - Rivendell

                                                                PAD - Secret Ambition

                                                                  PAD - Shimmering Eno

                                                                    PAD - Simple Warmth

                                                                      PAD - Spinning Mirrors

                                                                        PAD - Stella Luna

                                                                          PAD - Time Flux

                                                                            PAD - Tron's Choir

                                                                              PAD - Translunar

                                                                                PAD - Tron's Flutes

                                                                                  PAD - Tron's Vortex

                                                                                    PAD - Virus Crystals

                                                                                      PAD - Warm & Fattening

                                                                                        PAD - Warm & Wide

                                                                                          PAD - Wavering Beauty

                                                                                            PAD - Where Were U

                                                                                              PAD - White Light

                                                                                                STR - Strings & Tron

                                                                                                  ORG - Smitty's B3 Gospel

                                                                                                    ORG - Smitty's B3 Soul

                                                                                                      SYNTH - 80s Girth

                                                                                                        SYNTH - Kylo Ren's Saber

                                                                                                          SYNTH - Lead Me On to 1988

                                                                                                            SYNTH - Why The 80s Rocked

                                                                                                              ACC SYN - Holiday Fantasy

                                                                                                                ACC SYN - Penitent Man

                                                                                                                  ACC SYN - Rainy Night

                                                                                                                    ACC SYN - Rotary Dream

                                                                                                                      ARP - Acidic

                                                                                                                        ARP - Chariots

                                                                                                                          ARP - DX Wood

                                                                                                                            ARP - Electric Harmonics

                                                                                                                              ARP - Hardtone

                                                                                                                                ARP - Kreamy Kraut

                                                                                                                                  ARP - Nasty Virus

                                                                                                                                    ARP - Sys8 Juno 2

                                                                                                                                      ARP - Sys100 Gemini 7

                                                                                                                                        ARP - Sys8 Plucked Edge

                                                                                                                                          ARP - Sys8 Prelaunch

                                                                                                                                            ARP - Time Runner

                                                                                                                                              ARP - Zinger

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