Where is Kontakt 7 dll?

Mike Garry
Mike Garry Member Posts: 8 Sine

I've just downloaded and installed Kontakt 7 without any problems. But when I try to add VSTi (in RealBand or any DAW) I can't find the dll location.

I assumed it would be in C:\Program Files\Native Instruments\VSTPlugins 64 bit where Kontakt 5 and Kontak6 DLLs are. But it's not.

Can anyone help?

Mike

PS Kontakt 7 is visible and seems to work fine as a standalone.

Best Answer

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 3,710 mod
    Answer ✓

    Kontakt 7 is VST3 only so you will find the plug-in here: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3. As @BroncoBilli said.

    @BroncoBilli Yes, only the new browser of Kontakt 7 is resizeable. I'm not sure what feature you mean with Ableton.

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn GreeceMember Posts: 211 Saw
    edited October 2022

    It should be in your VST folder!

    This is the folder where you put all your other VST instruments. Usually it is on those locations:

    C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins

    C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins

    C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase\VSTPlugins

    Unless if Kontakt 7 is now only VST3 (I don't own Kontakt so i don't know), so in that case, there are no .dll files, only .vst3 files in directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

  • Mike Garry
    Mike Garry Member Posts: 8 Sine

    I have RealBand (PG Music). I'm not sure if it accepts VST3?

  • Monochrome
    Monochrome GermanyMember Posts: 351 Saw

    Never heard of RealBand before, but you're probably better of contacting them.

    Though some posts suggest that it does not support VST3.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn GreeceMember Posts: 211 Saw

    Mike Garry, Monochrome the guy is looking for .DLL files...

    VST3 files are NOT .DLL files 😋

  • BroncoBilli
    BroncoBilli Member Posts: 3 Sine

    Hm. I'm pretty sure they are DLL files. If they're not dll files, what are they? They need to be NAMED .vst3, it's true. That's like confusing a category of thing ("humans") with their "last name", I think.

  • BroncoBilli
    BroncoBilli Member Posts: 3 Sine
    edited October 2022

    That IS the answer, though. it's in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3.

    Trying to figure out how to use the BROWSER drag-and-drop the instruments to Ableton. Where is a video on that? Sad VST3 interface is pretty much non-resizable.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 3,710 mod
    Answer ✓

    Kontakt 7 is VST3 only so you will find the plug-in here: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3. As @BroncoBilli said.

    @BroncoBilli Yes, only the new browser of Kontakt 7 is resizeable. I'm not sure what feature you mean with Ableton.

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