How do I get Scarbee EP 88S to work in Kontakt 7?

Rod Kennedy
Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

I’m new to this. Brand new Intel Core 7i laptop with 512 GB memory and 8GB RAM. Rigi2 midi interface with Roland F100 digital piano (Quite old but it works and I’m not made of money).

Dowloaded new Pianoteq iOS to iPad yesterday and it worked beautifully. Installed Kontakt 7 yesterday with much pain. Using it standalone. Cannot get Piano Noire or Scarbee EP 88S to work properly (Scarbee hardly at all) Anyone available to answer specific questions?

My main Kontakt screen does not look like what I see on YouTube with coloured things down left hand side and other things look different too.

Would rather not have to spend any more money and feel like asking for refund at present. I want to make music, not become a computer scientist.

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  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member
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    Hi Griswold3

    I eventually got things sorted with assistance from Mr Scarbee himself 😀. My new problem is trying to get the Matrix Expansion plug-in to work - it’s downloaded but I don’t know how to get it loaded properly into EP Classic 🥴

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,050 Expert

    With “colored things down left” do you mean on the keyboard?

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    I’ve found them now - it’s the libraries shown in Kontakt player! I hadn’t opened this before as I thought you did everything in Kontakt 7. It’s all very confusing when you’re a novice. I’m finding that the guidance in the manuals and on YouTube is for people who already have some experience.

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    Here’s what I get when I open an instrument in Scarbee EP 88S (sideways on 🤓)


  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    I don’t know how to uninstall and reload

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    I’ve got somewhere with Noire. When loading a different instrument I’m getting a distorted sound but if I then open and close settings it goes away - found out by accident. But what’s causing this?

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,050 Expert
  • Griswold3
    Griswold3 Member Posts: 19 Member

    Looks like your Scarbee plugin is not activated/ registered. It says DEMO and that’s why you’re seeing that crazy screen

    You can run Native Access and register it there. Then run Kontakt again to open your plug-ins.

    It’s a bit of a learning curve but well worth it. The EP88 and Noire are 2 of my favorite plug-ins.

    Feel free to reach out for any help.

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    Hi Griswold3 -

    I’ve been working some more on this. I deleted the library and downloaded/installed again and I got a “successfully registered” in Native access. This got me the Scarbee image in the library (before I had a generic folder image) but I’m still getting a scrambled screen when opening. And when I click on an instrument I get a few seconds of demo. No idea why it’s showing demo screen.

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    I think where I went wrong was purchasing direct from Scarbee - should I have gone for Vintage keys in Kontakt? Is this the updated EPS?

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    I’ve installed Scarbee Mark 1 with no problem through Kontakt

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    It’s a minefield for us novices (especially us older guys :-))

  • Griswold3
    Griswold3 Member Posts: 19 Member

    I’m pretty sure I bought mine directly from Scarbee years ago. They are top notch and I don’t think that’s the problem.

    What version of Kontakt are you using? Click on the upper left corner of Kontakt to find out.

    Also check the Plugin/ library paths. These are the locations where the Kontakt libraries get installed. You can check that you VSTs (DLL files) are actually installed there. Are you using Windows? If on a Mac there are different driver file types installed.

    Don’t give up! These exercises in learning new things keeps up young!

    Who am I kidding? I have a gig starting at 10 tonight and I’m thinking that’s too late😉

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member
    Answer ✓

    Hi Griswold3

    I eventually got things sorted with assistance from Mr Scarbee himself 😀. My new problem is trying to get the Matrix Expansion plug-in to work - it’s downloaded but I don’t know how to get it loaded properly into EP Classic 🥴

  • Rod Kennedy
    Rod Kennedy Member Posts: 14 Member

    P.S. I’ve looked at the manual!

  • Griswold3
    Griswold3 Member Posts: 19 Member

    OMG please No looking at the manual! What has this world come to?😉 Seriously I’ve had that expansion for years and didn’t even know it had a manual!

    Were you able to get everything working properly?

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