KKontrol Doesn't See Snare Designer in the Scan

KingKonga
KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

I downloaded Snare Designer, and (I'm pretty sure) I installed it into the correct directory so that it would be scanned into the Browser, but I'm still not seeing it. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I've tried installing the UVI Portal. I'm not even really sure which product it gave me for free. I followed all the instructions, but when I tried to insert the Serial #, there was NO S/N. I checked my SPAM folder for the email that I should've gotten, but that may have been auto-deleted. So, how do I re-acquire that S/N?

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,485 Expert
    edited August 2023

    Not heard of Snare Designer. Do you mean UVI Drum Designer?


    It looks like it requires either UVI Workstation (free) or Falcon (not free) to run. Have you one of the installed too?

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    Thanks Kymeia, but I'm positive it was Snare Designer. I don't think it was even part of UVI. If I knew where the .dll resides I might be able to find it, and copy it into the proper directory.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,485 Expert

    Excite Snare Drum perhaps? These are really good

    https://www.chair.audio/product-category/software/plug-in-software/

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    I put in a ticket to NI Support. Thanks for the help.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,467 Expert
    edited August 2023

    If it is Drum Designer (or any UVI product) these are not NKS compatible but there are libraries available here:

    Need to know exactly what you have tho, Not heard of a "Snare Designer" from UVI.

    For UVI there aren't serials when you purchase, they are just added to your account and you can then download from your account or using the UVI portal, any product you own will be listed for download. You then need either Workstation (free) or Falcon (paid) to open the instruments. These are similar in concept to Kontakt

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    I don't think it's a UVI product. As I said, I escalated it up to NI support. I'm NOT mistaking the name though. It IS SnareDesigner.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,485 Expert
    Answer ✓

    Is it this?


    If so you load it using Kontakt, it's not a plugin, it's a sample pack

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,850 mod
    edited August 2023

    @KingKonga It would be helpful to give more information about this "Snare Designer" plug-in, like from what brand it is, etc... and maybe share a link so everyone can understand what you are talking about. Have you checked it is NKS, what format is it, VST, AU, AAX, VST3? My colleagus from support will ask you the same thing.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,467 Expert

    We may all be confused because you mention UVI portal and nothing called "Snare Designer" comes up so as Jeremy said, we need a link or something to know where you got it from. If it is not an NI product, support will likely not really help you further especially if you cannot also provide them with a link.

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    Thanks for your great persistence, Kymeia. So, pardon my ignorance, but how DO I use it?

    Thanks again, SERIOUSLY,

    George

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    Well, if Kymeia found it, why can't anyone else? I'm not trying to be smart, but I've never seen a more confusing product to manage. Here's the link. I downloaded the zip file, and installed it as far as I knew how to. That's all I know. I can't post the link bcuz I haven't "been around long enough." So, there's that.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,467 Expert
    edited August 2023

    Well, if Kymeia found it, why can't anyone else? 

    Because of this confusion:

    Also, I've tried installing the UVI Portal. I'm not even really sure which product it gave me for free.

    Since you mentioned UVI portal the consensus was it is a UVI product you were looking at and If you yourself are confused, stands to reason others are just as confused.

    Anyway, what you have downloaded is not something that will appear in Komplete Kontrol, it will appear in Kontakt and I am assuming there are instructions included in the download to install? Not all Kontakt libraries appear in KK, they need to boast NKS compatibility for them to appear in KK.

    If you are confused on how to use it i'd recommend contacting the developer using the links on their page that Kymeia linked above.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,485 Expert
    edited August 2023

    It's just a sample library made for Kontakt and also it looks like it comes with versions for several other samplers (it mentions Logic and Ableton Live too). So if you want to use it either open it in Kontakt, or if you have Ableton Live Puremagnetik samples tend to come in rack form. It's an old Kontakt library though so won't open in Komplete Kontrol without some additional work.

  • KingKonga
    KingKonga Member Posts: 35 Member

    So, Puremagnetik was absolutely NO HELP in instructing me on how to make Kontact "SEE" it. I knew I had installed it just like every other productin Kontact, and everything looked the same, I just couldn't get it to show up in the list. I finally kind of "backed into it" I looked in the library from Kontact and I saw the different drum name exts, and icons. I clicked on those and it came up in Demo mode. Now, the trick is making it come up for real. I mean, they SAID it was free. I don't know what else I need to do to make it start working. Again, just managing this product just so it works right is nearly impossible. 1,000 hoops to jump thru. Any suggestions on getting this mission accomplished?

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