Installing / Downloading

To install a library, you first need to to know if it works with the free KONTAKT Player software or if it needs the full version of Kontakt.
To do so, you can look for the mention "Works with KONTAKT Player" or "Full KONTAKT needed" on the product page.

Once you have this information, follow the steps below :

  • For KONTAKT Player libraries

    Kontakt Player libraries can be downloaded using the Native Instruments Native Access application. Install Native Access here if you haven’t done so yet.

    Log in using your Native Instruments username and password, or create a new account.
    If you do not have KONTAKT or KONTAKT Player installed yet, you can install it from Native Access.

    Click (+) Add a serial and enter the library serial number sent by email. If you didn't receive it or can not find it, please contact us so we can provide it to you again.

    Then, click the Install icon next to the library you just added

    The library will now be downloaded and automatically added to your KONTAKT libraries.

  • For Full KONTAKT libraries

    After your order, a download link will be sent by email. If you didn't receive it or can not find it, please contact us so we can provide it to you again.

    Once downloaded, unzip the file, and place it wherever you want on your computer or hard drive.

    To load the library, simply double click or drag and drop the .nki file in the KONTAKT empty rack.

External drive

If you would like to have your libraries on an external drive, here is how to do it :

  • For KONTAKT Player libraries

    On Native Access, it is possible to define the path where you want your library to be installed. If you already installed it, you can still move the files on an external drive. 

    You will then need to go on Native Access application and hit the «Locate» button on the corresponding product. Browse for the folder where you placed the files, and you will be all set.

  • For Full KONTAKT libraries

    Once downloaded, simply drag and drop the whole library file on your desired drive.

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