I got a newsletter from NI according to which they're having a 50% off sale on Kontakt 5 and some select Kontakt instruments to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Kontakt. NATIVE INSTRUMENTS : HOME | HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR MUSICIANS, PRODUCERS, DJS, GUITAR AND BASS PLAYERS This doesn't mean much for Kontakt actually because those who want it would have most probably got it. What's interesting is that they've got 50% off on some neat Kontakt instruments, which work even in the free Kontakt 5 Player! So if you're not interested in Kontakt but want an instrument or two missing from your arsenal, now's the time to have a peek at what NI has on offer. I decided to take the NI plunge here and get the Scarbee Pre-Bass(my first bass plugin!) which is a real steal at $44.50.