Kontakt 7.6.1 update major issues

bengteh Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hi all,

after updating to Kontakt 7.6.1 I have major issues with CPU spikes and graphics. I have asked NI support for the 7.6.0 installer. While I wait, does anyone have the 7.6.0 installer or the .component file? I'm on Mac M1 max, OS 12.7.

Thanks so much in advance for any help, much appreciated

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  • jamesjayaw
    jamesjayaw Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I just went to 7.6.1 and have exactly the same issues. Did you get the 7.6.0 installer?

  • bengteh
    bengteh Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    No, unfortunately.

  • momos
    momos Member Posts: 18 Member

    I also have huge issues with extreme CPU spikes on Apple M1 Pro.

  • lazzzzzarus
    lazzzzzarus Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Has anyone from NI signaled they are aware of and are addressing this issue? This is wholly unacceptable. This combined with the face that Kontakt is not backwards compatible is royally screwing me and many other customers over. We need a fix like, yesterday.

  • zoepiano
    zoepiano Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I have exactly the same problem! …Huge issues since the update which makes it impossible for me to work on projects. Very frustrating. I contacted support but haven’t heard anything from them so far…

  • freakingupdates
    freakingupdates Member Posts: 5 Newcomer
    edited October 19

    Same here, i can't open my current projects and i'm on a deadline for some clients ! Can you share the 7.6.0 DMG file please to be able to rollback immediately !

    ping to @Nicki_NI @EvilDragon @Matt_NI @Nico_NI

  • DunedinDragon
    DunedinDragon Member Posts: 207 Advisor

    Gee. Everything works perfectly for me on 7.61 running on Windows 10. What's that tell you???

  • Rich_NI
    Rich_NI Customer Care Posts: 173 mod
    Answer ✓

    I have just created a post that covers this and includes the installers for the previous version of K7:

  • Benon
    Benon Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Is NI fixing the 7.6.1 update problem any time soon ?

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 999 mod

    Yes, the issue was under investigation and the cause was found. That's all I can share.

  • katsushika
    katsushika Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Glad I found this thread, it's been wholly unbearable, have lost several hours on restarts, workarounds, and avid support emails. hopefully, some dev gets a firm reprimanding.

  • LennyBB
    LennyBB Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Same Problem here after updating to Kontakt 7.7.2, Windows PC. Before the update I was able to run up to 50 Kontakt Instruments at the same time, CPU Usage was always around 1-2% for each preset. Now it takes up to 15-20% CPU usage for the same preset, that means 5-6 Kontakt Instruments running together cause a CPU overload. A downgrade to version 7.6 didn’t help.

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