Komplete Kontrol missing 3rd party libraries

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  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,872 mod
    edited December 2023
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    What do you mean by 'only available in the user area with reduced functionality'? So can you see NKS patches then? Did you install them in the way I suggested?

    I don't think the problem is 3.03 per se, it works fine with u-he plugins for me, I think it's that it has forced you to go from VST2 to VST3 and I don't think you have installed everything that is needed yet. Reinstalling with custom install and NKS and VST3 selected should work.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,872 mod
    edited December 2023
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    Can you check if the NKS are actually installed - maybe start with Diva as we know that works well in KK3

    Go to /Library/Application Support/u-he/Diva/NKS/Diva

    What is in that folder?

    Same for Pigments go to:

    /Library/Arturia/Pigments/Third Party/Native Instruments/presets

    What is in that folder?

  • tokenboomer
    tokenboomer Member Posts: 24 Member
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    I'll use u-he's Zebra2 as an example. Previously Zebra2 appeared as an instrument under the "synths" category on the main GUI as well as the "user" GUI. Zebra2 is an NKS instrument and has patch previews so, from the main GUI, I could preview patches and favorite those I liked which in the case of this synth I did a lot. As of Komplete Kontrol 3.0.3 that utility is gone and now I can only access Zebra2 from the user area. Not only is this true but all of the patches I marked as favorites when Zebra2 was visible on the main GUI are gone. Not only is this true but the patches I marked as favorites while in the "user" area are there but no longer have previews. That's true of all the other u-he instruments I have including Diva and Hive2.

    I have similar problems with Arturia instruments like the NKS version of Pigments. In fact the only 3rd party NKS instrument I have that shows up now in the main GUI and isn't a library for Kontakt 7 is Spitfire Audio's BBC Orchestra Core. It uses Spitfire Audio's own playback plugin rather than Kontakt 7. Why it maintained its place on the main GUI while all the others were relegated to the "user" section I have no idea. By "reduced" functionality what I mean is things like favorites no longer playing previews even though the previews are installed on the system. I can play those patches back with previews if I chose that same patch from the instrument list and not the favorite list. The favorites list is mute which makes it pretty useless.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,872 mod
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    If you only see user NKS it sounds like you have not installed the factory NKS content for those synths. Check out those folders I mentioned

  • BIF
    BIF Member Posts: 658 Pro
    edited December 2023
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    Ummm....I've had ASC doing silent installs for over a year now. I "think" all of my Arturia instruments show up in KK 3. So I am confused about this.

    (Windows 11 for my question above)

  • Matthew_NI
    Matthew_NI Product Team Posts: 929 mod
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    If properly installed, u-He and Arturia products are fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol 3.

    I have included screenshots as I'm having a hard time following the description your providing and if we could move to images that might be useful.

    If you open KK 3.0.3, and you're in the browser, are you saying you do not see these products? Note that for ease, in each screenshot, I filtered by manufacturer.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,872 mod
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    That's fine, silent installs is only a problem if the first time the installers ran, which isn't silent the first time as you select install options on the first run, the person did not realise they needed to select custom install/third party content, because every install after that uses the same options

  • Copirate
    Copirate Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
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    Hello Matthew and Happy new year. Did you test it on Windows 10 ? It does not show off on my side.

  • Nicholas Bean
    Nicholas Bean Member Posts: 10 Newcomer
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    I am so sick of Native Instruments

    Everything will be working just fine and then all of a sudden out of nowhere all my libraries disapear.EVen though not a single thing has changed or moved. I reinstall everything through Native Access and now all my 3rd party libraries are missing. This Company is a joke!

  • DirtyJawa
    DirtyJawa Member Posts: 11 Member
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    I am having the same problem as the original poster. I'm having this problem on two totally different Windows computers, and the 3rd party plugins missing on each are different.

    I have Plogue Chipsounds, U-He Zebra 2, and Synapse Dune 3 all properly installed with the last version as VST3 on both computers. These are all factory NKS 3rd partyPresets with the NKS content installed.

    On my Desktop PC (Windows 10), I had Komplete Kontrol 2 and it recognized all 3rd party brands NKS presets.

    I just downloaded Komplete Kontrol 3, and it scanned. It only added Synapse Dune 3 3rd party plugins to factory view, but it did add the locations to Plogue and U-he in the Factory locations.

    On my laptop (Windows 11), I have the same software installed with VST3 and NKS presets. It ONLY finds Plogue products and displays Plogue in the Factory sounds. It does not find Synapse or u-He, even though I can manually find the files. Stranger still, when I click ReScan, it acts like it finished scanning only after 1 second. It basically blinks and is ready to rescan.

    I find it hard to believe that Komplete Kontrol scanned my 600 GB of data that quickly, when my desktop took 5 minutes to find all of the factory locations during its scan.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia NKS User Library Mod Posts: 3,872 mod
    edited May 14
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    I don't think u-he plugins support migration from the VST2 NKS to VST3 NKS yet on Windows, except maybe for Diva. Not sure if it's the same for Synapse although I would be surprised if it is.

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