Kontakt 6 not working in ProTools, M3 Max Sonoma

Friendgineer
Friendgineer Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

I'm not a fan of using the latest OS, but I was forced into it on my new m3 machine. I found out the hard way that none of my Kontakt instances appear in ProTools anymore unless I open ProTools in Rosetta mode. Which suuuuux. It's way slower while running in Rosetta and

literally every other plugin including all other NI plugins I'm using work just fine.

The Vst3 version and standalone versions both work awesome, it's literally just the AAX version that literally doesn't get recognized by PT anymore.

Is there a roadmap for this fix already in place or am I the only one experiencing this?

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,822 mod
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    @Friendgineer I'm sorry, this is the information I was given and I'm not aware of other plugins from NI auto migrating from one version to another. Which NI plugin does support this migration, which third party plugins, from what version to what version?

    Only a few DAWs support the migration, it's not something only on NI's end. You can read more about it here: Notes about Auto-Migration of Kontakt Versions in DAW Projects

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,822 mod

    Hey @Friendgineer Kontakt 6 was discontinued so it will never support silicon native AAX plug-ins and always require Rosetta. Depending what libraries you are using, for all NI libraries at least, you can use the free Kontakt 7 Player instead.

  • Friendgineer
    Friendgineer Member Posts: 4 Newcomer
    edited December 2023

    ok thanks!


    I program in Kontakt, so I have to have the full thing. Is there some discount path for K7? Are K6 projects forward-compatible to K7 or do i have to open every project in Rosetta, copy the info over to K7 on each individual track?

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,822 mod

    @Friendgineer There is an update path indeed, it looks like you bought it already.

    Unfortunately, for AAX there is no plugin migration capability (the AAX format itself doesn't support it); so you will have to do the migration manually.

  • Friendgineer
    Friendgineer Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    The AAX format supports the migration for all my other third party plugins, and yours as well... so is it just not worth it from NI's perspective to update the code? This is pretty frustrating considering I have hundreds of projects with automated Kontakt libraries. I can't manually migrate those.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,822 mod
    Answer ✓

    @Friendgineer I'm sorry, this is the information I was given and I'm not aware of other plugins from NI auto migrating from one version to another. Which NI plugin does support this migration, which third party plugins, from what version to what version?

    Only a few DAWs support the migration, it's not something only on NI's end. You can read more about it here: Notes about Auto-Migration of Kontakt Versions in DAW Projects

  • Friendgineer
    Friendgineer Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    That's the article, yes. The auto-migration. If it's not in NI's control then having K6 updated to natively work in ProTools doesn't seem like too much to ask, it's a relatively new plugin, considering it's only one generation away from K7.


    Let me know if there's any NI plans to at least make K6 openable on Silicon ProTools rigs.

    Thanks again,

    T

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,822 mod
    edited December 2023

    @Friendgineer Unfortunately Kontakt 6 is not developed anymore, as it has been discontinued. It will not get a sillicon compatibility update.

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