Q: What is the difference between Kontakt and Kontakt Player? A:
Kontakt is the most widespread sampler, produced by Native Instruments. Most of the sample-based instruments available in the market are built up using Native Instrument Kontakt audio engine. A full version of NI Kontakt provides you with a complete set of samples' editing tools and the possibility to run properly all Soul Samples Libraries. On the other side, NI Kontakt Player is a free application that hosts Native Instruments sample-based instruments as well as many third-party libraries. To know more, check out Native Instruments' page here https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-5-player/kontakt-player-vs.-kontakt/
Kontakt is a standalone product bought from Native Instruments, or it's part of the Komplete and Komplete Ultimate bundles. Q: Am I using NI Kontakt Full version or NI Kontakt Player?
To check if your version of NI Kontakt is the full version rather than the Player open Kontakt and read the name in the title bar: if there is written "Player" after Kontakt, you don't own the full version of Kontakt (or, if you own it, you could have to authorize it using the Service Center/Native Access application). Q: I'm using a Soul Samples Library in Kontakt but I can't get out from demo mode! A:
You are probably running your library in Kontakt Player. To run our sample libraries properly you need a full version of Kontakt. Q: I downloaded the library and I tried to add it to my Kontakt Player but it doesn't recognize it as a library. Why? A:
Soul Samples Libraries run properly only with a full version of Kontakt. It can't be added as a Library in the libraries panel, but you can load it in many different ways:
Q: Why Soul Samples products do not run in Kontakt Player? A:
- By loading one of the NKI files with the "Files" menu;
- By dragging a NKI file in the Kontakt window;
- By using the quick load menu in Kontakt
According to Native Instruments policy, developers who want their products to run in Kontakt Player need to pay a fee. This fee has to be paid in advance for hundreds of copies of the library.
Right now Soul Samples Development Team has decided to release only products that run with a full version of Kontakt to avoid charging our customers for the licensing costs of the player . Q: I do not own Kontakt Full Version. Can I return the Sample Library? A:
According to our EULA
, in this case we can't refund your Sample Library.