Kontakt5 Standalone To VST Mode


#1

I am new to GP and software in general. I have Kontakt5 in my computer and found, in my program files under NI, a VSTplugin 64bit folder. It lists 8 out dl, 16 out dl, and just Kontakt 5 dl. I would like to know how to get it in GP.
Unfortunately, NI support is too hard to get to get an answer…
Thanks
Bernie


#2

In GP try going to “WIndows”…“Plugin manager”. At the bottom of that page is a “Scan” option that gives you some choices there.


#3

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I browsed to the file and accidently hit delete. Now I have to figure out how to get the folder back from my library disks.
Bernie


#4

Ouch!

Once you get everything back, we have a KB article on how to configure the plugin scanner to find your plugins. See this link.

https://www.gigperformer.com/pluginlocations


#5

Thank for the link. Once I get the VST folder back, and direct GP to it, will that be enough to use Kontact5, Or upgrade to 6 and not have any limitations


#6

Not sure what you mean by limitations – I tour with Kontakt 5, I have not upgraded to Kontakt 6 yet.


#7

They told me that Kontakt6 has all the glorious instruments, and that 5 has some limitations on compatibility, ya da ya da. I have gotten the three dl’s in GP now. Kontakt 8 out, Kontakt 16 out, and Kontakt 5, I guess because I upgraded to 5 years ago. I have been spending so much time trying to get VST to GP that I have not yet read on how to load it. Thanks again for trying to help this old war horse.


#8

Kontakt6 presumably has more instruments and some new features - but I haven’t noticed anything that made me want to upgrade. Kontakt5 works great with Gig Performer, it’s one of my personal go-to plugins when I tour.


#9

I sure would rather take your word for, ha, since you tour with it. Did you see I found those VST .dl’s? in GP? How do I load Kontakt?

I will be out for the evening, thanks.


#10

There are numerous getting-started tutorials in our user-guide. See


#11

FWIW, the Kontakt5.dll plugin has 64 outputs vs. the 8 or 16 of the other two versions, but I never noticed any performance difference. It’s the only version I use. And I use it a lot. I keep a shortcut to the standalone version on my desktop for easy access.

Too bad you couldn’t just recover the folder from the Trash/Recycle bin.


#12

I found the Kontakt4 library 43 gb in Public Documents. I have no idea why they are there and not in C: NI folder. None of the files are vst however.


#13

You might want to just reinstall your NI plugins using the standard NI Native Access app.

Make sure you are using 64-bit DLLs — GP will not work with 32-bit DLLs and while wrappers like jBridge might work, those things tend to be a bit flaky so we can’t officially support such wrappers.


#14

Thanks, my next coarse of action