Using Komplete Kontrol causing my DAW (Reaper) to freeze every 5 minutes

shannonsmith Member Posts: 16 Newcomer

Hi folks,

I know there are several posts about Reaper freezing or crashing but none seemed to apply to my situation.

I use Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol keyboard and VSTs with Reaper- Reaper keeps freezing/crashing every 5 minutes and I have to open task manager to stop it and then restart- I can't work like that obviously.

My computer is a brand new and very powerful:

Dell XPS 8960 which has-

Intel 13th Generation Core i9-13900K Processor with Turbo Boost to 5.80GHz (fastest processor yet made)


Windows 11

Seperate 4TB SSD which holds the reaper library as to not take from C drive. 

I'm using 48000 reaper and the VOLT 2 interface. I've tried buffer 512 and 256 but still issues. Any ideas on why this would happen, what to look and and how to resolve please? 


  • seven78
    seven78 Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I'm getting the same issue ever since I updated Komplete Kontrol. The issue seems to be related to Reakontrol plugin. I read on Reaper support forums that downgrading to KK version 2.9 should work. Hopefully Native Instruments can fix this issue.

  • maxdis
    maxdis Member Posts: 5 Newcomer

    Having the same problem, using Komplete Kontrol in Reaper is a nightmare lately

  • EarBud
    EarBud Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Same issue here. Komplete Kontrol was working fine until I updated it to Now when I try to load KK into an FX window, the screen goes white and the blue progress circle appears until I shut down the DAW. If it's a problem with Reacontrol, I hope the author fixes it soon. But more importantly, I wish Native Instruments would start including Reaper in their testing protocols.

  • MatGMO
    MatGMO Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Exactly the same issue here. With my KKS88 MK2, KK freezes my reaper, after few minutes. Please NI, fix it, we need to work 🙏

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