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Left browser bar not displayed after Komplete Kontrol update

Rick Wood
Rick Wood Member Posts: 1 Newcomer


After updating the Komplete Kontrol software, I don't have the browser displayed on the left side of the software where the tools and tags used to be located. This has made it much more difficult to select the right tool. 

Can you please tell me if this is due to the incorrect operation of Komplete Kontrol after the update in my case or if the interface has been specially changed so that the browser with the list of tools is not displayed on the left side of the program?

How can I install a previous version of Komplete Kontrol? The current version is simply impossible to use due to the lack of quick selection of the desired instrument, I have to constantly switch the Komplete Kontrol display modes - after selecting an instrument, to change instruments.

Thank you! I hope that the issue will be resolved quickly.

Best Answer


  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,487 Expert
    edited October 2023 Answer ✓

    This is the new design. If you want to revert there is a thread with the previous version installers here:

    Many of us have pointed out the limitations of this need to constantly switch views (which is also a problem with the new Kontakt). I'm hoping NI will take them on board .

  • nowiamone
    nowiamone Member Posts: 26 Member

    NI made a LOT of wrong decisions with the new KK Software. Incredible.

    Please listen to users, NI. PLEASE

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,470 Expert

    Yep, that is some kind of decision that it’s “better” that way, most of us strongly disagree with this, among other things.

  • EricS
    EricS Member Posts: 3 Member

    One big problem with this new design: I used to use Komplete Kontrol software with Battery, and the browser open on the left was essential for finding drum samples to drop in. Now that functionality is gone. This is a problem for Battery users, and for any instrument that lets you drop in your own samples.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,487 Expert

    Yes we have been pointing this out many times, same with Kontakt

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,470 Expert
    edited November 2023

    Yep, tell it to the judge man, we have been trying to convey that. It has been mentioned this wasn't "prioritised" but is on the list so there is a glint of hope we will see this improved (or back to how it was) but worryingly, what I hear a lot is "Statistics and data shows us..." so it is pretty clear that priority is given to what people use and unfortunate for us, most people just use what they are given and seldom get passionate about things enough to debate so without some noise, it may be overshadowed by things like in-app store to buy expansions which I hope to GOD never happens, the memory footprint of KK is big enough now as is.

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