How do I install a library?

To properly install a library, please refer to this page.


KONTAKT Player is the free version of the Kontakt sampler software. You can download it here.
It works with libraries that developers have paid a license fee for. NKS compatible libraries are fully usable with this version. For non-licensed libraries, the full KONTAKT software is required.

KONTAKT is the full and paid version of the software. It can loads any licensed and unlicensed library.

Does my library work with the FREE KONTAKT Player software?

It depends on the library.
To know which one are, look for the mention "Works with KONTAKT Player" on the product page.
If the library only has the mention "Full KONTAKT needed", it will not work with the free KONTAKT Player software and will only work in DEMO mode.

What version of KONTAKT do I own?

To know what KONTAKT version you own, follow the steps below:

First, load your KONTAKT application. This can be done either inside your DAW or by navigating to the application via your desktop.

Once opened, you will see in the top left-hand corner that your application is either titled "KONTAKT" or "KONTAKT Player". The latter title indicates that you are running the Free version and NOT the Full paid one.

Why does my library run in DEMO mode?

If you are seeing the word ‘DEMO’ written on KONTAKT, one of a few things can be occurring :

Non Player library
If the library doesn’t work with the free KONTAKT Player software, it will only run in ‘DEMO’ mode meaning you will be bale to use it for fifteen minutes. After that, there will be no sound on the output, and you won’t be able to access the editing features.
To solve this problem, you will need to upgrade to the full version of KONTAKT.

To know which version of KONTAKT your library is requiring, look for the mention "Works with KONTAKT Player" or "Full KONTAKT needed" on the product page.

Player library
Due to errors in Native Access, Player libraries can sometimes run in ‘DEMO’ mode, even if correctly authorized. In Particular on Mac OS.
Follow the steps bellow o resolve the problem :

- From the location, HD/Library/Application Support/Native Instruments/Service Centre remove the .xml file for the library, Kontakt and Native Access.
- Delete from the location Mac HD/Library/Preferences - Kontakt and the Library.
- Reinstall Kontakt from Native Access, then add the relink your library from Native Access.

Sometimes certain files in the above locations might be missing, for example the XML for a library. That is ok, and continue without deleting that.

How do I use a discount code?

You can add your discount code by entering it at checkout. The amount or percentage will then be removed from your cart.

Note that some discount codes can not be applied on libraries already on sale.


For KONTAKT Player libraries, a refund is possible within 7 days of your order. Once the 7 days have passed, a refund is not possible anymore. You can contact us via the contact form to ask for a refund.

For libraries that require the full version of KONTAKT, no refund can be provided as they can't be returned.

Please make sure you understand and meet this prerequisite before purchasing.

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