[NKS] Freelance Soundlabs 3rd Party NKS Libraries for Komplete Kontrol / Maschine

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edited February 2 in Komplete Kontrol

For the Komplete list of now supported plugins see our page here:

Freelance Soundlabs has released/supported many NKS Libraries for many plugins over the last 7+ years for the Komplete Kontrol / Maschine software and hardware.

Thanks to your support we have managed to cover an ever growing number of instruments and will continue to add NKS support as long as users keep supporting our work.


Komplete Kontrol \ Maschine hardware and software offers users a convenient way to browse, load and start tweaking the Komplete selection of VST instruments and a small handful of 3rd party "NKS Ready" instruments. Unfortunately there are many VSTs that will probably never be NKS compatible or will be a long way off.

With 15+ years of experience in DAWs and software synths and 7+ years experience in developing NKS libraries, our NKS libraries take your user feedback to constantly improve our libraries.

Each library has a well designed, fully labelled control template, in-depth tagging (conforming to NKS standards), artwork/database files and sound previews along with free updates and support.

Almost all libraries will work for both PC and Mac users with the following requirements:


  • Komplete Kontrol Software v2.9 or Later
  • Maschine Software 2.17 or Later
  • Komplete Kontrol S Series MK1/MK2/MK3 compatible
  • Komplete Kontrol A Series
  • Komplete Kontrol M Series
  • Maschine Studio, Micro, MK2, MK3 compatible
  • Supports VST2 / VST3 (check each plugin page to see what version is supported)
  • Works on PC / MAC
  • Supports 64 bit installations only
  • You must own the actual VST, these are only NKS preset files.

Notice On Apple Silicon Support

As of Komplete Kontrol 2.8.0 we now have native Apple Silicon support but this isn't without some problems.

VST2 is now discontinued by Steinberg and while Windows and Mac Intel users can still use VST2 in the latest Komplete Kontrol, macM1 users will no longer be able to use VST2 and will now be required to use VST3 plugins if they wish to run their DAW/KK in native mode.

Currently work is being done to update what can be updated to work with VST3 and while this has now mostly been achieved there is still some work to do. Also, while every effort will be made to update NKS libraries not all can/will be updated so if browsing your NKS libraries from Freelance Soundlabs on your new M1 machine is important you must run things in Rosetta compatibility mode and it would be an idea to note down what plugins and presets you use in projects.

You can help the process and show your support by Donating if you would like to help.

Demo & Example Videos

A bit of a demo from a fellow user on why the NKS libraries are so useful:

Komplete Kontrol MK3 Artwork Updates

For users who own the MK3 keyboard there is an additional artwork file needed for the keyboard display. These images are being created at the moment and library files are being updated. You can download the required artwork files and add them manually when available from HERE

To add the new artwork simply copy the "NKS2_hardware_banner.webp" file for the instrument you want to update to the following location:

Windows: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\NI Resources\image\[Vendor]\[plugin]

MAC: /Users/Shared/NI Resources/image/[Vendor]\[plugin]

The images are in the correct order on the google drive link above so you can simply download the whole folder and merge this with the existing image folder on your PC or copy just the files you need and locate the folders manually in the above locations

Have an NKS request? Contact Us

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Note: We do clear out inactive registrations so if you register an account but do not purchase any libraries your account may be deleted after a few months. This is to maintain limiting of spamming emails.



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