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  • #1662
    Lora Bidner
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    Hi there,

    I have the full version on Kontakt 6. I have downloaded a few of these libraries and I’m able to use them through the “files” section of the Kontakt player but it says “DEMO” in red at the top of the sample library, is there a way to get the full version?

    I also can’t seem to figure out how to save them in my “libraries” tab in Kontakt to easily access them, is there any way to do this? I’ve tried to add it into my database through instructions seen on this forum, but that didn’t seem to work.

    Thanks!

    #2601
    Kurt Klingklang
    Participant

    Hi Lora

    Generally, if ‘Demo’ is displayed (and possibly instruments cease to function after 15 minutes) you may be using the Kontakt Player.

    Might be worth checking your shortcut. Although it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that Kontakt has screwed up. It’s not perfect – not by a long way.

    I read just now about a method of adding folders to the library list database in the Forum posts. Haven’t tried it myself yet, I’m not sure it’s much better than using the Files function. If you have time on your hands, that’s a way to occupy yourself for a while.

    I create ‘Multi’ groups and save them to the Quick Load box, as well as individual instruments. Works well enough for me. I’ve already got too many tabs in the Library section.

    Kurt

    #2609
    Lora Bidner
    Participant

    Hi Thanks for your help, so I have the full version of Kontakt 5 (not 6, I was mistaken) Does it need the latest upgrade of Kontakt 6 to function?

    Thanks!

    #2611
    Lora Bidner
    Participant

    Hey Bo din, thanks for your response

    So I have version 5.8.1 (R43) for my full version of Kontakt 5. When I try to open the “flannel piano” library from piano books from the database tab in Kontakt 5, the error message I get is :Your version of Kontakt is too old to load this file.
    Please update to the latest version.

    Am I suppose to be registering piano books libraries in Native Access?

    Thanks!

    #2613
    Lora Bidner
    Participant

    oooh I see! Okay great, I will check out that forum thread.

    Any idea on how to save the libraries into the “libraries” tab of kontakt?

    Thanks so much!

    #2631
    Terje Sandberg
    Participant

    There are two versions of Kontakt. The “full” version you need to pay for and the free one, also called player. Developers pay a lot of money to Native Instruments to have their instruments appear under the Library section of Kontakt. The reason for doing this is that the instrument then is copy protected through serial numbers. Player version will only play instruments that has gone through this authorization process. To play instruments from the “file” section of Kontakt you need the full version. After 15 years with Kontakt I would say that the file section + the favorite section is a far better way of finding/loading instruments than the Library section. The library section takes up much more space and after a while it gets very crowded with instruments and a lot of scrolling is needed. So my advice is just to forget about the “need” of having instrumens appear in the Library section. You may find it “pretty” to have a small graphic indication of the instrument in the Library sectionn, but you WILL grow tired of that scrolling if Library section is filled up.

    Up to Kontakt 4 there is a way of converting a file instrument to a library instrument. You need photoshop or something similar to make the wallpapeers, a small free program that creates the file needed in Kontakt, and the sample files. With that you can create any sample library to a Library Kontakt (4) instrument. Kontakt 4 will run parallell with 5 and 6. Before my Library section got crowded I turned a lot of instruments into Libraries for Kontakt and I still have access to them in Kontakt 4 even if I have upgraded to Kontakt 6. And…. the same instruments will appear under the file section of Kontakt 6.

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