How to Check System Compatibility

If you are unsure whether your system is able to run one of our libraries, there's three things you need to check first:

  • Do I own the paid version of Kontakt?
  • Is my computer/DAW able to run Kontakt?
  • Is my version of Kontakt up-to-date?

Since the vast majority of our products are Kontakt libraries, they will run on any computer that can support Kontakt. So long as you can run Native Instruments plugins on your computer, you do not need to worry about OS compatibility (e.g. Big Sur, Monterey, Windows 11). If you are not sure if your system is compatible with Kontakt, please check the Native Instruments website.

From there, the next step is to make sure your computer can download, install, and run the library without crashing. 

ALL of our libraries list the system requirements on their respective pages, next to Content and Features (shown below).

Please note the following:

  • Having the wrong version of Kontakt will make the library unusable (Full version libraries will only load as a demo, and running an old version of Kontakt will mean the library does not appear)
  • If you have insufficient disk space, the download will fail (it's strongly advised to utilize an external storage drive)
  • Insufficient RAM affects performance. You may be able to use the library, but with longer load times and a lower ceiling before audio errors such as clicking and popping occur. Additionally, you are more at risk of your software crashing due to CPU/RAM overload and won't be able to load as many instances of our products in one session.

Which Products Require Kontakt Full vs. Player?

The following list shows which products require the purchased version of Kontakt. Click on a product's icon for more information.
We've also provided a list of our products that either require a different host software, or are standalone.

Kontakt Player Compatible (does not require paid version)

Kontakt Full Libraries (requires paid version of Kontakt)

Miscellaneous Libraries

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