Best place to store 3rd party Kontakt libraries?

Maxhombre
Maxhombre Member Posts: 50 Member
edited June 16 in Kontakt

Hi Ni people,

I’m using Logic Pro on an intel 2020 IMac and I need to know where on the Mac drive is the correct place for my Kontakt Sample Library folder to live on my Mac SSD that contains my Spitfire/ VSL/ Ni / Project Sam Kontakt samples?

I used to have it on the desktop but Apple say that’s not the best place for it.

also I am restoring my Kontakt library from a Time Machine b/up so I will need to create a folder to copy the library over to but where?

or is it better to always store Kontakt library on an external drive? I have a 2TB drive on the iMac

Any help much apreciated

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 2,053 Expert
    edited June 16 Answer ✓

    Yes don't put it in desktop or any iCloud location as it slows performance immensely - same with documents if that folder is setup to be in the cloud

    Ideally put them on an external SSD

    Otherwise if you have disk space NI put their libraries in /Users/Shared so that seems a safe enough place - I'd setup a sub folder for each of the developers

  • itzchrisredfield
    itzchrisredfield Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    The statement means that in Kontakt, a software application, you have the ability to define a custom folder where you can store your third-party libraries. This feature is beneficial if you prefer to keep your libraries in a different location than the default one, or if you have limited storage space on your system drive. To set a custom library folder, you need to access Kontakt's preferences or options menu and locate the "Libraries" section. Within that section, you can add a new folder location or select an existing folder where you want to store your third-party libraries. By specifying this custom folder, Kontakt will use it as the designated location for your third-party libraries instead of the default location.https://whatslinkhub.com/

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 2,053 Expert
    edited June 16 Answer ✓

    Yes don't put it in desktop or any iCloud location as it slows performance immensely - same with documents if that folder is setup to be in the cloud

    Ideally put them on an external SSD

    Otherwise if you have disk space NI put their libraries in /Users/Shared so that seems a safe enough place - I'd setup a sub folder for each of the developers

  • Maxhombre
    Maxhombre Member Posts: 50 Member

    Thankyou Kymeia much appreciated

  • Nolan212
    Nolan212 Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Kontakt allows you to specify a custom library folder where you can store your third-party libraries. This can be helpful if you want to keep your libraries separate from the default location or if you have limited space on your system drive. To set a custom library folder, open Kontakt's preferences or options menu and navigate to the "Libraries" section. There, you can add a new folder location or specify an existing folder where you want to store your third-party libraries.

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  • itzchrisredfield
    itzchrisredfield Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    The statement means that in Kontakt, a software application, you have the ability to define a custom folder where you can store your third-party libraries. This feature is beneficial if you prefer to keep your libraries in a different location than the default one, or if you have limited storage space on your system drive. To set a custom library folder, you need to access Kontakt's preferences or options menu and locate the "Libraries" section. Within that section, you can add a new folder location or select an existing folder where you want to store your third-party libraries. By specifying this custom folder, Kontakt will use it as the designated location for your third-party libraries instead of the default location.https://whatslinkhub.com/

  •  orborneee
    orborneee Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Kontakt player is just plain trash. It inaccurately routes stereo channels to mono and mono to stereo (with no way to bypass or fix it). It is overloaded with poor GUI design, poorly labeled "functions", and buggy/laggy performance due to what appears to be sloppy engineering. Kontakt might be good for developers who are unable to afford to write their own GUI, but the user suffers when we're forced to use this garbage middleware to access good plug-ins. I've been stuck with Kontakt for years because the developers I love continue to use Kontakt. I've still never found anything good from a user's perspective in using Kontakt. It's all plainly bad. Avoid Kontakt if you are able. Years of bad experiences with Kontakt have caused me to become physically nauseous when I hear their name spoken aloud. I know I can't be alone in my disgust for this disaster of a product line.  

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