Recently I updated my Mac and got a dual 2.7 G5, 8Gb RAM, and I loaded OS X 10.4.6 on it.
I have gotten all my apps (Live, Reason, Cubase, Reaktor, etc.) to port over pretty well except NI's Kontakt 1.5.3. My inability to get a straight answer as to why this is (10.4.6, or what?) has led me to question whether I should upgrade to Kontakt 2...or look for some new blood, which brings me here.
The reason why is this: I am looking for some powerful, intuitive, and creative sound sculpting/mangling tools since I mainly use(d) and LOVE(d) Kontakt for messing sound up. (I should mention that I am also generally non-interested in getting a realistic bassoon sounds, for example). Kontakt's various sampler "modes" (time machine I & II, beat machine, straight sampler, etc) allow me to get nutty with the pitch/formant/time mangling, and the mod routing is fantastic, powerful, and simple.
Pluggo has been in the back of my head for a while now, but it seems that now might be THE time.
How's the pitch and time, and granularity shifting? How's the mod routing? How's stability? How do the plugs react to Tiger 10.4.6 (I only saw one post about that and how it related to 2 plugs--any others?) Are there any RAM-addressing limitations for my 8gigs? Will it make me spend more time happliy maiking sound in my studio? (Well, I can pretty much guess that answer.) Is the $199 price as ridiculously reasonable as it sounds?
Thanks in advance for any input, all of which is welcome. I will continue to browse the site and educate myself, but I always like to ask questions, too.