How do I add Kontakt 7 to Ableton 11

Brettannese Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
edited August 15 in Kontakt

Hello, I'm a composer and musician who has been attempting to implement the vast library of Native Instruments into some of my recordings, and I'm so very confused as to how to add this plug-in to my Ableton software so that I can start recording music. Watching some videos, there seems to be several steps regarding file path management, but I can't seem to be able to open Kontakt 7 on Ableton. Please help, I spent almost $600 on NI software and I just want to make music with it.

Also, if anyone has further info into a customer service contact with NI, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks NI Community!


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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,276 Expert

    First thing to know: are you familiar with Ableton Live?

    Because loading Kontakt as a plugin in Ableton works exactly like any other plugin. From the browser on the left, you select plugins and then scroll to Kontakt. Then you double click or drag it and it will open a midi track containing it. And you can play and record it with Ableton.

    I suspect your question is more about how to use Ableton than NI products

  • Brettannese
    Brettannese Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Thanks for the reply!

    I did think of that, since no plug-ins even appear on my Ableton software.

    While researching this, a video explained that I'm supposed to set up Native Access with the proper file paths for VSTs, but I don't see the same folders that the person in the video has.

    I've shared a photo for reference.

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,276 Expert
    Answer ✓

    You don’t have to have the same folders. You chose where you want to install them and then in Ableton preferences you add the same directory for plugins

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,306 admin
    Answer ✓

    Check this article out just in case @Brettannese

    Plug-In Administration in Ableton Live

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