Is my Kontakt 4 Factory Library still usable with Kontakt 7?

UnderwaterSunlight
UnderwaterSunlight Member Posts: 5 Member
edited November 2023 in Kontakt

As the title says...

Is my Kontakt 4 factory library still usable with Kontakt 7?

I assume that at least Kontakt 6 can read my K4 library because these are only 2 generations apart and NI treats them as generation-related.

If I need Kontakt 6, is this version included in Komplete 14 Standard which I am probably buying?

(Mac 2013 trashcan running Monterey)

Answers

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,850 Pro

    Do you use Kontakt 7 Full version or the Player version?

    As for the usage of factory library from 4th Kontakt, idk, experiment with it.

  • UnderwaterSunlight
    UnderwaterSunlight Member Posts: 5 Member

    I am likely going to buy Komplete 14 Standard, this should come with Kontakt 7 full version.

    What about Kontakt 6, will I be able to get that version with Komplete 14?

  • UnderwaterSunlight
    UnderwaterSunlight Member Posts: 5 Member

    I got one answer in another thread (not from me):

    "You should be able to reinstall Kontakt 6 from Native Access. It shows as Kontakt, without a number."

    This settles one of my questions.

    But does anybody exist using Kontakt 7 with the factory library of Kontakt 4?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,482 Expert

    I don't have it installed but I am using Kontakt patches like Soniccouture's Abstrakt instruments and Scriptorium that go back to Kontakt 2 and 3 so I think they should load OK.

  • UnderwaterSunlight
    UnderwaterSunlight Member Posts: 5 Member

    However, the Kontakt 4 factory library seems to me to be a different beast altogether?

    Soniccouture might be irrelevant here, or?

    What is your experience or further opinion?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,482 Expert
    edited November 2023

    Shouldn't be. As long as you have them installed and licensed I don't see why they should not open, Kontakt is meant to be backwards compatible all the say to version 1

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