Why are KOMPLETE KONTROL dll's still installed in "Steinberg" folders? (Win)

Mark Alias
Mark Alias Member Posts: 5 Member
edited August 2023 in Komplete Kontrol

I have both a "KOMPLETE KONTROL AM-Series.dll" and a "KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series.dll" duplicated in both "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steinberg\Shared Components" and also in C:\Program Files(x86), same subfolder names.

Can I move these into a different VST2 folder? I don't have any Steinberg products and would rather a more logical location. Thanks.

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,441 Expert
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    Not sure if they would be VST plugins because there are not separate dll plugins for each keyboard, just a single Komplete Kontrol.dll which is for all keyboards so if those are the names, no idea what they are for.

    If you have everything working already (you can load KK within your DAW) then personally I would just not be concerned with moving anything anywhere

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,441 Expert
    Answer ✓

    Not sure if they would be VST plugins because there are not separate dll plugins for each keyboard, just a single Komplete Kontrol.dll which is for all keyboards so if those are the names, no idea what they are for.

    If you have everything working already (you can load KK within your DAW) then personally I would just not be concerned with moving anything anywhere

  • Mark Alias
    Mark Alias Member Posts: 5 Member

    Thank you JesterMgee! I renamed the "Steinberg" folders and everything seems to still work. I will post back here if I find a problem.

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,955 Expert

    Ulterior (and useless 😂) info: there is a Steinberg folder for VSTs in computers because Steinberg invented VST, not because everyone has Steinberg products

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