A thought just occurred to me, and I wonder if anyone is doing this.
Can one buy the Kompakt player from Native Instruments and use it to play EXS files as an RTAS plug-in? Would it also work with more complicated samples like VSL performance instruments? Should one instead buy Kontakt 2 for the increased functionally? (Price difference is $220 vs. $450).
Is this one of those no-brainer things I should have figured out years ago, or is it somehow problematic and should be avoided?