Someone please walk through how to load for example an 8Dio library in the Kontakt 7.7 interface?

SashaB
SashaB Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

I am trying to load 8Dio libraries in Kontakt 7.7 but the new interface has a different appearance than the interfaces shown in all the tutorials I have seen.

I don't quite understand how to load them in a way that does not require re-locating/re-loading every time. I thought that was what batch re-save was for, but apparently that function has been removed, assuming something was updated to replace it but I am not sure what that is.

I haven't loaded a new library in a while so I am having a hard time.

Maybe someone could just write the steps below taking into account the new kontakt interface and options/drop-down menu layouts?

(Yes i have the full retail version of Kontakt7. I also use Cubase Pro 13 if that is of any relevance.)

Thank you.

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  • B.Minor
    B.Minor Member Posts: 156 Advisor
    edited November 2023 Answer ✓

    I’m not going to write a whole tutorial on this topic, but at least I can give you some hints where to begin.

    First of all, please note that there are now different „views“ available in Kontakt 7. By clicking on the „Library“ title located in the top menu, you can toggle between the „classic view“ (to which you might have been referring to when speaking of earlier KT versions) and the new „preset view“ (or call it as you like - it‘s new). The default view (one of these two mentioned options) in which KT7 will start up each time can be changed by entering the top/submenus „File / Options / Interface“ and then checking/unchecking the option „Display when launching new Rack View instances“. That should already give you a good starting point to investigate the GUI by yourself.

    The next important thing to know is that NI has removed some menus and features from the plugin version (including the batch resave function you mentioned), that‘s why you should use the standalone version first to set up the libraries as you want them to appear. It‘s also good for any other maintenance or „import“ stuff (see below).

    If you like, I can share with you how I implemented all my 8Dio libraries in KT7. First of all you have to „toggle“ the „Library“ menu again until you have the „preset view“ selected (which I was mentioning above). Locate the round „settings“ icon on the very left bottom area of the screen and press it. Choose „Custom Libraries“ in the new window that has just opened (it is selected by default first) and press the „ADD“ button at the bottom of this window. Then locate the top-most folder of your 8Dio library which is representing the top level folder of the library to be added to KT7. Simply find and select the proper folder in the appearing file browser. Congratulations, you have just added your first 3rd party library successfully to the list of directly selectable NKI-based KT7 presets.

    While there will never be a related icon available for your new 8Dio product, especially in the „classic/rack view“, at least there‘s a chance to add a customized logo to the „preset view“ later, so that your 3rd party library will finally appear in the library list as if it was a „native“ one 😊.

    But icons and tags are another story. They will enfold its full potential after involving KK (Komplete Kontrol) to the process. However, if you made it up to here already, I guess you‘re good to go using your library in KT7.

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  • B.Minor
    B.Minor Member Posts: 156 Advisor
    edited November 2023 Answer ✓

    I’m not going to write a whole tutorial on this topic, but at least I can give you some hints where to begin.

    First of all, please note that there are now different „views“ available in Kontakt 7. By clicking on the „Library“ title located in the top menu, you can toggle between the „classic view“ (to which you might have been referring to when speaking of earlier KT versions) and the new „preset view“ (or call it as you like - it‘s new). The default view (one of these two mentioned options) in which KT7 will start up each time can be changed by entering the top/submenus „File / Options / Interface“ and then checking/unchecking the option „Display when launching new Rack View instances“. That should already give you a good starting point to investigate the GUI by yourself.

    The next important thing to know is that NI has removed some menus and features from the plugin version (including the batch resave function you mentioned), that‘s why you should use the standalone version first to set up the libraries as you want them to appear. It‘s also good for any other maintenance or „import“ stuff (see below).

    If you like, I can share with you how I implemented all my 8Dio libraries in KT7. First of all you have to „toggle“ the „Library“ menu again until you have the „preset view“ selected (which I was mentioning above). Locate the round „settings“ icon on the very left bottom area of the screen and press it. Choose „Custom Libraries“ in the new window that has just opened (it is selected by default first) and press the „ADD“ button at the bottom of this window. Then locate the top-most folder of your 8Dio library which is representing the top level folder of the library to be added to KT7. Simply find and select the proper folder in the appearing file browser. Congratulations, you have just added your first 3rd party library successfully to the list of directly selectable NKI-based KT7 presets.

    While there will never be a related icon available for your new 8Dio product, especially in the „classic/rack view“, at least there‘s a chance to add a customized logo to the „preset view“ later, so that your 3rd party library will finally appear in the library list as if it was a „native“ one 😊.

    But icons and tags are another story. They will enfold its full potential after involving KK (Komplete Kontrol) to the process. However, if you made it up to here already, I guess you‘re good to go using your library in KT7.

  • SashaB
    SashaB Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Thank you very much for the thorough response!

    I think I understand the idea from reading your instructions but will try and walk through those steps once I get back and open Kontakt7.

  • DunedinDragon
    DunedinDragon Member Posts: 269 Pro
    edited December 2023

    Be aware that due to the size and sample complexity of 8DIO libraries they often take a very long time to load. That's very normal.

  • B.Minor
    B.Minor Member Posts: 156 Advisor
    edited December 2023

    No problem.

    In addition to all that - in case you'd like to keep doing it the old "KT6 way" - the "Quick-Load" menu is still available in KT7. If you are in "classic/rack" mode and you are clicking on the "view" menu on top, you'll get a drop-down menu where you can select that legacy option. So, after upgrading to KT7 you may still find all of your existing "direct links" you have created once, and of course you can still define and add any new quick-load links to access your individual NKI instruments/banks/multis which may be located anywhere on your disks.

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