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321musica
321musica Member Posts: 2 Member

Hello

Is this promotion working only for NKS or you can also use it as a regular UVI instrument in UVI Workstation?

Thanks

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  • PoorFellow
    PoorFellow Moderator Posts: 1,528 mod
    edited January 20

    Quote the offer page :

    "How it works

    To download and use your UVI instruments, you need a UVI and iLok account. Following your purchase, you will receive a serial number via email that must be entered in the UVI Portal App to complete activation."

    This suggests that it's an UVI product and install rather than a NI.. So I would presume that you can use it for the UVI Workstation also. But if in doubt then contact NI shop support ! However this discussion also suggests that it runs in UVI Workstation though it is still maybe not better than hear-say ! Also there is a previous discussion here in the NI forum , though not sure of how much help you will find it !

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,453 Expert
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    Yes you can, it is a regular UVI suite, just with added NKS compatibility

  • 321musica
    321musica Member Posts: 2 Member

    Thank you very much

  • Luka3
    Luka3 Member Posts: 4 Member

    What is the added NKS compatibility? I purchased this thinking I would be able to browse the individual instruments and preview the presets like I can with NI content but it doesn't show at all. All I can do is select UVI workstation from the file menu and then I see all the content within workstation (but obviously no previews). Feels like a ripoff. I don't understand why NI is promoting this on their website, mentioning NKS. Please tell me I'm doing something wrong and I didn't waste my money.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,453 Expert
    edited January 21

    OK - yes you are doing something wrong :)

    But no blame because they are hidden away, it took me a while to find it too

    The NKS installers are in a separate package in the UVI Portal app eg:


  • Luka3
    Luka3 Member Posts: 4 Member

    thank you!!! After posting this, I decided to dig deeper and in the meantime also found that this is the missing step.

    For others wondering, you need to open the panel of each intrument in your library in the UVI POrtal app and download and install the associated NKS installer.

    The email you get from NI after purchase mentions '>> Launch UVI Workstation in your DAW, load your instruments, and get started!' , clearly NI needs to update their documentation!

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,453 Expert

    And UVI make the install process clearer, I guess NKS integration was a condition from NI for them to be able to sell their sale products through the NI store, their email is technically correct in that it applies to after the install but I think UVI will need to make NKS an option in UVI Portal in future

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,453 Expert

    Just bought their new Glass Orchestra which is amazing but it has no NKS so I guess their commitment to the NKS platform is rather sketchy - means to an end perhaps? (of getting a foot in the NI sales door)

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