Installation Guide - Studio Kit Builder


The installation of STUDIO KIT BUILDER consists of two separate steps: the installation of the Kontakt engine, and the installation of the STUDIO KIT BUILDER library.

In the STUDIO KIT BUILDER folder, you will see the installers for Kontakt 5and the STUDIO KIT BUILDER library folder. Move the STUDIO KIT BUILDER library folder to any location on your hard drive, then run the Kontakt 5 installer.

The Kontakt installer will install the Kontakt engine, its standalone application, all of its plug-in versions, and the Service Center authorizer program. We recommend the Easy Install and that the install locations for each component are left at their default settings. The STUDIO KIT BUILDER library is approximately 2.3GB in size, and can be installed on any available hard drive. For speed reasons, we recommend it be installed on internal or eSATA drives. Firewire can also be acceptable. External USB drives may give somewhat less optimized performance. We also recommend 7200 or 10,000rpm drives regardless of the interface used.

Once Kontakt is installed, launch the standalone application, or open it as an instrument plug-in from within your preferred host application. Click on the Libraries tab from the Kontakt browser on the left side of the Kontakt interface. Just below “Libraries,” click on “Add Library.” A “Locate Folder” window will appear. Navigate to the STUDIO KIT BUILDER Library folder, highlight it, then click choose. STUDIO KIT BUILDER should now appear in Kontakt’s library browser


After installation, please make sure that you are fully updated to the most recent versions of the three components that make up the STUDIO KIT BUILDER package: the library (which contains all the patch information and programming), the engine (which is powered by Kontakt), and the authorizer (Service Center). It is possible that any of these components may have a more recent version than you originally received, so you should check for updates to each of these three. You can do this by visiting the web site and checking the Support area.


After you’ve completed installation, STUDIO KIT BUILDER will be working in demo mode, meaning it will only work for 15 minutes at a time. To fully authorize it, launch Service Center (found in the Applications folder on aMac, or the Program Files folder on Windows) and follow its instructions. You will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and password that makeup your Native Instruments account, or will be given an option to create an account if you don’t already have one. Once inside the Service Center, it will give you a list of all the Native Instruments and NI-powered products on your hard drive and give you the option to activate them. You are allowed to install and use STUDIO KIT BUILDER on up to two computers simultaneously. 

Service Center will guide you through the process for either online (instant) activation, or offline activation if the computer on which you installed STUDIO KIT BUILDER does not have direct access to the internet.