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Komplete Kontrol can't find the instrument

KarlKaos Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
edited July 2022 in Komplete Kontrol


I'm trying to work on some older sessions and of course lots of plugins have newer versions now and I don't have the old ones installed. All I get is the following image:

There is no readout what Komplete Kontrol is actually looking for which is really sad. Is there any way I can figure out which instrument I actually gotta reinstall ?


  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 1,235 Expert

    Unfortunately no and this is one of the largest problems using KK IMO.

    Whenever an instrument is not available you simply get what you see, if you did not know what the instrument was (which is common since it is designed so you can browse without worrying about what instruments they are) then you have no help from the plugin to actually find it. Made worse when you reinstall an OS, have hundreds of plugins and want to know which of the 96 you have not installed yet you need to install for the 16 missing in your project!

    I raised this problem at least 4 years ago along, now I just try and remember to either name each track after the instrument or add a track note as to the plugin and if possible, the preset also (which is luckily possible in Ableton).

  • KarlKaos
    KarlKaos Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    That is a lot of work for something KK should be doing by default

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 1,235 Expert

    Well, by a "lot of work" it's really just adding a label to a track so not exactly busting balls type stuff. It's something you just condition yourself to do, like saving a project at certain points, or making backups (like I know no one does)

    I agree, it should be handled in KK better and the reason I have reported it directly to their team in the beta group BEFORE it even affected me (something I saw on the wall) but action around here on these things is slooooooow, you can actually see moss growing on things as they move.

    It's all about making the best from the worst. There are many things I would love to see improved, some things which really do affect how I use the product but I also get a LOT of benefit from it so I will voice my disappointments here, report what I can to who needs to know and then work around it and press on as one does with life :)

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