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How Can I Add a Sample Library to KONTAKT?

The Add Library function available in Kontakt allows you to add compatible libraries to the Kontakt browser. After adding a specific library, the Kontakt browser will list a new box from which you can load the library's instruments. Libraries of the discontinued products INTAKT, KOMPAKT and Kontakt PLAYER 1 can also be loaded into Kontakt 5 via the Add Library function.

 

 

Note: Only Kontakt libraries from Native Instruments and selected third-party manufacturers can use the Add Library function. Third-party libraries containing only instrument / multi instrument files (in the .nki / .nkm format) with their respective WAV Files / AIFF samples cannot be added to the library tab.

In order to load a library that is already stored on your system via the Add Library function, proceed as follows:

  1. Install the latest version of Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 PLAYER. The free Kontakt 5 PLAYER version can be downloaded here. Then launch the application in standalone mode.
  2. In the Kontakt browser click on the Libraries tab and select Add Library.
    add_library
  3. Select the library folder you wish to add to the library tab. In this example it is the SESSION STRINGS PRO Library. Confirm your selection with Choose.
    browse_library
  4. The library box will automatically appear in the Libraries tab. Note that the SESSION STRINGS PRO box displays an Activate button which indicates that the product has not yet been activated on this computer.
    activate_box