Kontakt Files

Native Instruments Kontakt loads sounds in two different ways and this depends on the product that you have purchased.

  • Kontakt Files
    Requires the full version of Kontakt.
    Kontakt files will load in the Free Kontakt Player but only in demo mode.

  • Kontakt Libraries
    Can be used in either the Free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt.

Kontakt file products contain Kontakt Formatted files, which can be accessed from the Files tab within the full version of Kontakt.

Please note that if you are using the Kontakt Free Player, the files will only run in demo mode and you must have the full version of Kontakt to use this product beyond the demo period.  

From within Kontakt, can you please ensure you are on the Files tab, and not the Libraries tab, and use the browser to locate your chosen install path.

Now with the product folder in the bottom of the two left windows, navigate through the folder and there will be Kontakt instrument files (.nki) which you can double-click to load into Kontakt.

Going back and forth between the library and files tab can slow down work flow, this is why Native-Instruments included a handy Quick-Load feature within Kontakt. 

By setting up the Quick-Load feature you can customise the layout and access all of your Kontakt formatted files and libraries in one location.