How to Guide - Wrap your head around our new space 🔍

Nico_NI Administrator Posts: 1,125 admin
edited June 2023 in Welcome

Our new online community has been improved to offer users a more fresh and rewarding experience. Our goal is to make it the ideal place for creators and music enthusiasts to connect through knowledge sharing and exchanges.

Make sure to have a look at our Code of Conduct to be aware of the do's and don't.

First, check out your profile

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Choose your email address, profile picture or avatar and tell us a bit about you. Indicating your operating system is mandatory and if you’re using any NI hardware or software, feel free to share it!

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Start a new discussion

Launch a topic that matters to you so we can chat about it and bring meaningful ideas and opinions together.

Example: “Curious to know what are the go-to plugins for acoustic drums?”

Ask a question

Got a technical issue or something you're not sure how to achieve? Feel free to ask here! Our team and community experts will try to bring you a solution.

Example: “How do you route MIDI on Maschine 2.12?”

Writing a post


Titles need to be kept simple and clear with only a few keywords. Please avoid click-bait titles!

🚫 "M32 not working help pls"

✅ "M32 is not recognized with Ableton 11 on Mac 10.15"


We're currently using a RICH editor

Give life to your posts thanks to the text editor’s tool palette:

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Feeling like sharing your last track? Any nice tutorials that could help the community? Drop a link in the dedicated box to embed any media into your post.

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Insert emojis, pictures or files to support your post.


Don't forget to add tags to your posts to target the relevant categories and users.

If someone provides an answer/solution - mark it as ‘Best Answer’ so everyone can see it straight away. Moderators can also mark a reply as such.

Engage and show support

To interact with a post, several actions are possible:

You can drop a 👍 Like or label it as 💡 Informative.

Of course we encourage you to participate in threads, discussions and more to make this community rewarding, lively and fun for everyone.

You can use the FLAG if you want to mark a post as SPAM, ABUSE or simply report it to our team.


Find your way using the search bar for specific topics or filter threads and discussions using the tag feature.


Visit the different areas for product related chats. Make sure you drop your post in the right one to keep the forum clean and avoid any confusion.

Have fun!

This place is essentially made for you to have fun and connect with like-minded enthusiasts. Let’s make it the best it can be, together, for our community.

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  • Mutis
    Mutis Member Posts: 472 Pro
    edited December 2021

    Great job @Nico @ NI

    This guide is quite clear and the option to add comments like this could encourage other users to ask questions if they didn't understand something.

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert

    Is there a way to quote in DM? Attributes works good. A handmade quote ([quote] … [/quote]) don't works inside DM.

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,079 admin

    @Paule You can create quote in DM but not take a quote directly from the conversation or a post.

    Here's how you create manual quote in your editor

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert
    edited January 2022
    Thank you for setting the attributes on top of the comment field.
    A pasted image don't shown. There is a small square only.
    Yesterday it works quiet fine to paste an image in the comment box.
    It's a line above but invisible
    This is a loaded file
  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,079 admin
    @Paule We switched the editor earlier today after getting some feedback from everyone. 

    We're going to re-do this guide with the relevant information. Stay tuned. 
  • GoKeez
    GoKeez Member Posts: 79 Advisor
    edited January 2022

    Get your head around here?🤔

    Can’t help but “Pause” at the title of this thread

    Pretty sure you mean “How to guide: Wrap your head around the new Forum here”.

    Where I’m from, it sorta reads like a guide to find a certain type of pleasure around here.😬

    Im not offended or bothered either way personally. Got me to click so I’m here for it albeit a bit let down.🤷‍♂️😩😂

  • GoKeez
    GoKeez Member Posts: 79 Advisor

    Is it possible to just include a certain part of a quote? It’s kind of obnoxious and unclear to include a whole quote if just trying to respond to a small part. Especially if the quote you are responding to is long winded. Clutters the the thread. Using the H2 to rewrite a part of someone else’s quote is kind of doing too much imo plus leaves the chance to misquote and miscommunications sure to follow.

  • Phil
    Phil Member Posts: 29 Member

    I posted a new topic and it isn't showing, is there a delay for admins to check it out?


  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,462 Expert

    Yeah that's been one of the most complained about things I think, even if it were just possible to edit a quote to remove some of the unwanted stuff. Some may say it could lead to deliberate misquoting or something, but show me on the old forum where this was ever abused.

    There is an option in your preference to fold a quote, all that does is make it more difficult to read folding it away and requiring a click to open.

    Just an FYI, you can paste in copied text and a quick way to quote a paragraph (tho you lose the original posters reference) just add the ">" character at the end (after a space without quotes) then after ENTER it creates a quote like this block.

    Do a double enter to jump out of the quote block. Still not as slick as the old forum tho

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert

    nico wrote:

    To interact with a post, several actions are possible

    Please descripe for what is Flag useful

    And why is there no light green under my Quote

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,462 Expert

    Flag would be the same as the old forum, this simply flags a post for moderators attention such as for spam or something inappropriate.

    If you make a quote like this one then you should see a coloured bar to the left to highlight it as a quote

  • audioplugindeals
    audioplugindeals Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Congratulations on the launch guys! Where do we post announcements for third-party Kontakt library promos?

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,079 admin

    Flag is really just like the old forum, the difference being that there is different threshold for content to be automatically moderated if several users report the same content.

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,079 admin

    @GoKeez @JesterMgee We touched on this in the feedback thread but that's also something we'd like to be changed as soon as possible. It's the way it's done out of the box with this editor but our provider is already planning to improve it. We'll keep you all updated on the progress.

  • Matt_NI
    Matt_NI Administrator Posts: 1,079 admin

    Thank you!

    I'm sorry to say but we did not create a category for this. We noticed that advertising content on the old forum did not create any engagement and in order to avoid this community to be cluttered with 3rd party advertising, we thought it would be best to avoid it altogether.

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