creating preview sounds for user library in Kontakt 7

ratskins Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

I added a few libraries of renaissance instruments. I made the 134 x 66 pixel graphics for the library and created tags for searching. That all went well. But how do you create and install the short audio preview clips. It would be nice to preview the sounds like all the other factory sounds.


  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,237 Expert

    IMHO all NI previews are converted to OGG vorbis.

    So you need a program with OGG codec plugin.

  • ratskins
    ratskins Member Posts: 3 Newcomer
    edited March 17

    Thanks for the tip. I see that Cubase can export ogg vorbis format so I will give that a try! Then I'll just have to figure what to do with the file.

  • ratskins
    ratskins Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    Actually, it looks like the audio preview file is an nksn file located in a path such as this: Cloud Supply\Snapshots\Cloud Supply\FX\.previews. When I find a file such as this and double click on it then the preview sound is played in the Windows media player.

    However, as a test when I copy one of these audio preview sounds into a folder with a similar path such as Post Positive ORGAN\snapshots\post positive organ\FX\.previews and make sure I rename the audio preview file with the name of one of the instruments, I find that I hear the audio preview in the Windows media player, but I do NOT hear the preview in Kontakt 7.

    Any ideas on how to get the test nksn file in the .previews folder to audition the sound? Once I figure that out I can start making small audio preview files for each instrument.

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