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

JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw
edited May 13 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.

For all the previous release information on you can visit the old forum link here:


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.

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


  • Komplete Kontrol software v2.1
  • Maschine Software 2.0+
  • Komplete Kontrol S Series MK1/MK2 compatible
  • Komplete Kontrol A Series
  • Komplete Kontrol M Series
  • Maschine Studio, Micro, MK2/MK3 compatible
  • Supports VST2 instruments only
  • Works on PC / MAC
  • Supports 64 bit installations
  • You must own the actual VST and libraries, these are only NKS preset files.

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

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw
    edited May 10

    Current List of NKS 3rd Plugin Support

    The following is a list of NKS supported instruments tested and confirmed working. In the case of Omnisphere there is also a large list of available 3rd party expansions that have NKS support which is constantly growing which you can view on the site if you own the Omnisphere Factory NKS library or just get in touch.

    All libraries are created/updated to follow the current NKS 1.5 standards with just a couple of extra custom tags I feel improve the browsing experience (such as a main Arp category due to the lack of filtering out tags).

    Most libraries have both automated tagging along with extra hand tagging to add as much detail to the tag browser as possible. All libraries come with preview sound files and database/artwork files

    2nd Sense Wiggle
    Air Music AIEP3 Collection
    Air Music Boom
    Air Music Bassline
    Air Music DB-33
    Air Music Drumsynth 500
    Air Music Electric
    Air Music Hybrid 3
    Air Music Hype
    Air Music Loom 2
    Air Music Mellotron
    Air Music Mini Grand
    Air Music Odyssey
    Air Music Solina
    Air Music Strike
    Air Music Structure
    Air Music theRiser
    Air Music Transfuser 2
    Air Music Tubesynth
    Air Music Vacuum Classic
    Air Music Vacuum Pro
    Air Music Velvet
    Air Music Xpand!2
    Arturia Analog Lab 4
    Arturia Analog Lab 5
    Arturia Analog Lab 5 - Pigments Library
    Cableguys Curve2
    Cherry Audio CA2600
    Cherry Audio DCO-106
    Cherry Audio Dreamsynth
    Cherry Audio Eight Voice
    Cherry Audio Memorymode
    Cherry Audio Mercury-4
    Cherry Audio Polymode Synthesizer
    Cherry Audio PS-20
    Cherry Audio Quadra
    Cherry Audio Surrealistic MG-1
    D16 Drumazon
    D16 LuSH-101
    D16 Nepheton
    D16 Phoscyon
    D16 PunchBox
    Digital Suburban Dexed
    Dmitry Sches Thorn
    Gforce Imposcar
    Gforce M-Tron Pro
    Gforce M-Tron Pro Expansions
    Gforce Minimonsta
    Gforce OB-E
    Gforce Oddity2
    Gforce Virtual String Machine
    Gospel Musicians Bassalicious
    Gospel Musicians Neo Soul Keys
    Gospel Musicians Neo Soul Keys 2
    Gospel Musicians Pure Synth Platinum
    Initial Audio 808 Studio II
    Initial Audio Heat Up 3 Factory
    Initial Audio Heat Up 3 Expansions
    Initial Audio Sektor
    Izotope Iris 2
    Kilohearts KhsOne
    Korg Collection 3
    Korg Arp Odyssey
    Korg Legacy Cell
    Korg M1
    Korg miniKorg
    Korg MonoPoly
    Korg MS-20
    Korg Polysix
    Korg Prophecy
    Korg Triton
    Korg Triton Extreme
    Korg Wavestation
    KV331 SynthMaster2
    KV331 SM2 Everything Bundle
    KV331 SynthMasterOne
    Lennar Digital Sylenth
    Lethal Audio Lethal
    Loopmasters Bass Master Factory
    Loopmasters Bass Master Expansions
    MusicLab RealEight
    MusicLab RealGuitar
    MusicLab RealGuitar Complete
    MusicLab RealLPC
    MusicLab RealRick
    MusicLab RealStrat
    Newfangled Audio Generate
    Newfangled Audio Pendulate
    Novation Bass + V-station
    Plugin Boutique Carbon Electra
    Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ
    reFX Nexus 2
    Softube Model 72
    Softube Model 84
    Softube Monoment Bass
    Softube Parallels
    Sonic Academy A.N.A 1
    Sonic Academy A.N.A 2
    Sonic Academy Kick 2 Factory
    Sonic Projects OPX Pro II
    Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic
    Sonivox Big Bang Universal Percussion
    Sonivox Eighty Eight
    Sonivox Orchestral Companion Brass
    Sonivox Orchestral Companion Strings
    Sonivox Orchestral Companion Woodwinds
    Sonivox Singles: Atsia Percussion
    Sonivox Singles: BlueJay Drums
    Sonivox Singles: Bright E-Guitar
    Sonivox Singles: Classic Bass
    Sonivox Singles: FM Piano
    Sonivox Singles: Full Collection
    Sonivox Singles: Harmonica
    Sonivox Singles: Harpsichord
    Sonivox Singles: Session Drums 1
    Sonivox Singles: Silk Road Percussion
    Sonivox Singles: Taylor Acoustic Guitar
    Sonivox Solina Redux
    Sonivox Stratum
    Sonivox Twist 2
    Sonivox Wobble 2
    Soundspot Union
    Soundtoys 5 FX
    Spectrasonics Bob Moog 2
    Spectrasonics Keyscape
    Spectrasonics Omnisphere
    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 3rd Party Expansions (many)
    Spectrasonics Omnisphere Hardware Library
    Spectrasonics Sonic Extensions Nylon Sky
    Spectrasonics Sonic Extensions Seismic Shock
    Spectrasonics Sonic Extensions Unclean Machine
    Spectrasonics Sonic Extensions Undercurrent
    Spectrasonics StylusRMX
    Spectrasonics Trilian
    TAL Bassline
    TAL J-8
    TAL Sampler
    Tone 2 Electra2
    Tone 2 Gladiator
    Tone 2 Icarus
    Tone 2 Icarus 2
    Tone 2 Nemesis
    Tone 2 RayBlaster
    UVI Augmented Piano
    UVI Drone
    UVI Drum Designer
    UVI Emulation II+
    UVI Falcon
    UVI FalconExp Analog Motion
    UVI FalconExp Atmospherics
    UVI FalconExp Cinematic Shades
    UVI FalconExp Devinity
    UVI FalconExp Digital Motion
    UVI FalconExp Eternal Funk
    UVI FalconExp Ether Fields
    UVI FalconExp Hypnotic Dive
    UVI FalconExp Inner Dimensions
    UVI FalconExp Kinetics
    UVI FalconExp LoFi Dreams
    UVI FalconExp Plurality
    UVI FalconExp Pulsar
    UVI FalconExp Savage
    UVI FalconExp Spectra
    UVI FalconExp Subculture
    UVI FalconExp Subculture Orchestral
    UVI FalconExp Titanium
    UVI FalconExp Voklm
    UVI Grand Piano Collection
    UVI Key Suite Acoustic
    UVI Key Suite Bundle
    UVI Key Suite Digital
    UVI Key Suite Electric
    UVI Orchestral Suite
    UVI Percussion Store
    UVI Quadra Muted & Harmonics
    UVI Quadra Metal & Wood
    UVI Sweep Machine
    UVI Synth Anthology 2
    UVI Synth Anthology 3
    UVI Toy Suite
    UVI Vintage Vault 2
    UVI Vintage Vault 3
    UVI Vintage Vault 4
    UVI Vintage: Beatbox Anthology 2
    UVI Vintage: Cameo
    UVI Vintage: Darklight IIx
    UVI Vintage: Digital Synsations 1
    UVI Vintage: Digital Synsations 2
    UVI Vintage: Emulation 2
    UVI Vintage: Emulation One
    UVI Vintage: Energy
    UVI Vintage: FM Suite
    UVI Vintage: JP Legacy
    UVI Vintage: Mello
    UVI Vintage: OB Legacy
    UVI Vintage: PX Apollo
    UVI Vintage: String Machines 1
    UVI Vintage: String Machines 2
    UVI Vintage: The Beast
    UVI Vintage: UltraMini
    UVI Vintage: UVS-3200
    UVI Vintage: UVX-10P
    UVI Vintage: UVX-3P
    UVI Vintage: UVX80
    UVI Vintage: Vector Pro
    UVI Vintage: Vintage Legends
    UVI Vintage: WaveRunner
    UVI World Suite
    UVI World Suite 2
    Vengeance Avenger
    VI Labs Ravenscoft 275
    VI Labs True Keys
    WA Production Ascension
    WA Production Babylon
    WA Production ImPerfect
    Xfer Records Serum
    XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
    XLN Audio Addictive Keys
    XLN Audio XO

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw
    edited January 18


    Please read through this FAQ section before emailing me with support assistance. In most cases, any issues you have will be because the plugin or Komplete Kontrol are not setup correctly and nothing to do with the files I offer.

    Test using the Free download

    A free version is offered for all plugins so you can download and test how it will work before making a payment for the full library. If you have any issues with artwork or the presets working within komplete or maschine please make sure you get this sorted before donating.

    How do I install these?

    There are install instructions within the zip download for PC / Mac. It simply involves copying the preset files to your "User Library" location and the artwork files to the "Database" location which is explained within the instructions. There is now also a video on our youtube channel and probably posted in this thread too.

    I followed the instructions but it's not working

    You have missed a step somewhere:

    • Did you install the files to the correct path? Did you double check this?
    • Did you make sure you have v2.1+ Komplete Kontrol / 2.0+ Maschine or later installed?
    • Did you make sure you have the VST version of the plugin installed?
    • Did you make sure the VST is scanned and recognised by Komplete Kontrol software?
    • Did you launch the Komplete Kontrol software in Standalone Mode and allow it to scan?
    • If it did not scan did you confirm the user path in the Preferences and try a manual scan?
    • Is your VST up to date? I always use the latest version and some preset information could change.

    Check the top of the thread for detailed troubleshooting (with pictures) or a moving pictures (video) example of the installation​

    Failing all that you can get in contact with me but try and include some useful information such as your versions of plugins/KK software, Operating System etc. Simply saying "I installed this and followed instructions but nothing is working" is not useful to me.

    Can you change the parameter mappings to how I would like?

    Possibly depending on the plugin. You need to create the mapping yourself then email me a single .nkfs file to use as your mapping template. Please make sure it is exactly how you would like and that it can be easily applied to ALL presets. Some VSTs (like Omnisphere) have different effects with different presets so having effect parameters mapped will not work over all presets. I will check your mappings before processing. A small fee may apply.

    I have additional presets for a VST, can I also browse these too?

    Only factory presets can be included but it may be possible for me to script these for you at an additional cost. Please PM me to find out.

    I have a VST that I would love to browse, could you do this?

    Let me know what the VST is and I will have a look. I can only script instruments I personally own but I have contacted some VST developers asking for assistance to make these compatible with Komplete Kontrol and some are open to sending a NFR copy for doing this so anything is worth asking. Optionally if you are keen to purchase me a copy of the software and it's possible to be scripted I will give you the presets back for free in exchange.

    I have a fully working cracked version of a VST I can send you?

    Please do not even think of it. I do not use any software I do not legally own a license for. I don't need to explain this further.

    Does the sound preview feature work with User presets?

    Yes. The latest 2.1 release of any of my NKS presets include preview files for all presets. If you find any sounds that do not have a preset file or the preset sound is silent, corrupt or doesn't sound right please let me know and I will fix this.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    [Reserved for future info...]

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw
    edited April 25

    Issues \ Support

    We have thousands of users that are happily using these NKS libraries. If you are having issues getting it working it is normally an easy fix so just post a simple message here and I (or other users) will help get you up and running. If you notice any performance issues let me know and we will try and work through them. Every system is different but based on number of downloads and number of reported issues, there are few/none that I know of.

    If it does not work for you please check the following

    Windows Users

    Mac Users

    By far the most common issue is the fact the instrument plugin is not installed as a VST or the VST.dll file is not loaded by KK/Maschine (either due to an older version of KK being used or the VST.DLL file is not located in the location the software loads plugins from).

    • Do you have Komplete Kontrol 2.1+ or later installed?
    • Do you have Maschine 2.0 or later installed?
    • Can you load the instrument manually in: Menu > Plugins

    If you have the library installed but receive the "Plugin Not Found" error then this is due to the actual plugin instrument not being available in Komplete/Maschine to load. Reasons for this:

    • Is the VST version installed (you may have an AU version installed which is not compatible with NKS)
    • Is the VST 64bits? (do NOT bother adding your 32bit VST folder to the preferences in KK/Maschine, 32bit is dead!)
    • Is the VST.dll file located in the location KK/Maschine is looking for plugins (check KK Preferences > Plugins > User)
    • Have you tried a Rescan of the plugins preferences
    • Have you copied the Preset folder to the correct location? The preset files need to be copied to your KK User folder which you can easily see the path in Preferences > Library > User
    • Have you opened KK in Standalone mode and done a "Rescan". In the Preferences > Library > User you will see a Rescan button.
    • Are you looking in the USER library section of the KK software? The presets will be accessible from the user browser of the KK software, not the factory browser. click this button (should be lit)

    Maschine is pretty much the same method. Check your preferences for the user and plugin library locations.

    By default Maschine does not have the same User library path as Komplete Kontrol so if your NKS library does not appear in both, check this is valid.

    Still having issues? Just reply via this thread.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    Now Available

    UVI Quadra

    Quadra Metal and Wood, Muted and Harmonics libraries are now available supporting both Falcon and Workstation. Most of the useful controls have been pre-mapped for host automation and all files have been tagged

    2nd Sense Audio Wiggle

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    Now Available: Omnisphere Expansion NKS

    A few new Omnisphere libraries have NKS support with full tagging converted from Omnisphere to NKS 1.5.

    • PlugHugger Cellos and Darkness
    • PlugHugger Element 27
    • PlugHugger Zero Point One
    • ILIO BT Modern Wave

    If you have the Omnisphere Factory Library on your account you can login and view all Omnisphere Expansion Libraries here:

  • paulyminogue
    paulyminogue GermanyMember Posts: 25 Sine

    Thank you very much! Im really looking forward for Gforce String Maschine and Cherry Audio Quadra :) 🙈


  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 856 Saw

    Jester, what about Eventide plugins? It does not seem that they make them NKS ever. They did one few years ago, but none since then....

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    I have a coupe of effects from them, mostly focused on synths but I can look into them.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 856 Saw

    Would be great. They also provide demo for a month or so.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    Often demos disable the saving of presets in the VST which is a feature I need to access. Also for maintenance and updates I need to own a copy so cannot use old/demo/cracked copies of plugins, has to be the latest. Only Eventide ones I have is Black hole, Ultra Channel and Ultra Reverb. I use the reverb one quite a bit, but personally would never use it in KK as I find effects useless within KK compared to just loaded in a track in Live, often it's in a return channel so can't be used in KK and since KK does not allow saving of instrument + effect I have just never seen the point of effects yet.

    Still, for Maschine it would be useful I guess.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 856 Saw

    I see. Black hole is the only NKS by Eventide. So, Ultra Channel and Ultra Reverb.

    Looks like, I will have to make the rest myself, if I want them NKS.

  • CubaseThomas
    CubaseThomas Member Posts: 19 Sine

    Good evening!

    I just wanted to ask, if there are any plans for an updated UVI Vintage Vault NKS kit to VV4?

    I would appreciate the NKS support (and an upgrade path from the ' Vintage Vault 2 NKS kit') 😉

    Thank you as always!

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Custom NKS Libraries: freelancesoundlabs.com/nksMember Posts: 498 Saw

    Yes it is being worked on, it's always a lot of work with UVI products as there is both Falcon/Workstation versions to manage and some of the instrument interfaces are just plain terrible to navigate, they always like to have each one behave just a little different but makes some of them almost unusable because of it (thank god for NKS). I already have 2 of the instruments done since I did them from standalone versions before VV4 came out so that has me a little ahead but may take me a month or more to do the rest.

  • Home Studio
    Home Studio Member Posts: 7 Sine

    Very Good news : G-Force OB-E v2 for MAC & WIN.... can't wait you make it NKS !

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