Our Kontakt banks
will not work with the “free” Kontakt player,
they require the full version of Kontakt 3.5 (or
more recent version).
We have three
good reasons to stay away from the free Kontakt player.
1) We believe in fair
use of software. Libraries that can be played with the
free Kontakt player require a convoluted authorization
process via Native Instruments. We don't want to use any
copy protection that frustrates our users and at the same
time is instantly crackable. We try to make service and
support easy for people who, by doing the right thing,
legitimately purchased our libraries.
2) You probably don't
know, but when you buy a “Kontakt_player-ready”
sound library, you pay a hidden licence fee to NI as well,
which is built into the price of the library. Yes, you
pay this fee in each purchase of soundpacks. We try to
keep our prices as low as possible, so that’s why
we will not release any libraries in “free Kontakt
3) We are a small but
independent company and we want to maintain this status
in the future as well. Making libraries for the free Kontakt
player would require a kind of strong dependence on NI,
which is something that we definitely want to avoid.
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