Installation Guide - Aeris


The installation of Aeris in KONTAKT consists of two separate steps: the installation of the KONTAKT engine, and the installation of the Aeris library. In the “Aeris Installation Instructions” folder, you will see the installer for the KONTAKT 5 player. Once the Aeris library has been downloaded and extracted, you can move the Aeris library folder to any location on your hard drive, then run the KONTAKT 5 player installer. The KONTAKT installer will install the KONTAKT Player engine, its standalone application, all of its plug-in versions, and the Service Center authorization program. We recommend the Easy Install, and that the install locations for each component are left at their default settings. The Aeris library is approximately 7.84 GB in size, and can be installed on any available hard drive. For speed reasons, we recommend Aeris be installed on an external hard drive. We recommend installing on a 7200 rpm drive or SSD drive for optimal performance.

Once the KONTAKT 5 player is installed, launch the standalone application. Select the Libraries tab from the KONTAKT 5 Player’s browser on the left side of the KONTAKT interface. Just below “Libraries,” select “Add Library", a “Locate Folder” window will appear. Navigate to the Aeris Library folder, select it, then select “Choose”. Aeris should now appear in KONTAKT’s library browser.


Because Aeris is a KONTAKT instrument with NKS support, you must manually add Aeris to your KOMPLETE KONTROL/MASCHINE Library. During installation, please launch KOMPLETE KONTROL/MASCHINE as a standalone application. To add Aeris to your KOMPLETE KONTROL/MASCHINE Library, simply drag the library folder onto the KOMPLETE KONTROL or MASCHINE Browser. After dragging it to the Browser, Aeris will be available in theLibrary pane of the Browser under the User Library section. 


After you’ve completed installation, Aeris will be running in demo mode; it will only work for fifteen minutes at a time. To authorize it for KONTAKT, simply select the “Activate” button located in the top right corner of the Aeris library and follow KONTAKT’s prompts.

For KOMPLETE KONTROL & MASCHINE users (and KONTAKT users), launch Service Center (found in the Applications folder on a Mac, or the Program Files folder on Windows) and follow its instructions. You will be prompted to enter your email address and password for your Native Instruments account, or will be given an option to create an account if you don’t already have one. Once the Service Center is open, 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 authorize Aeris 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 Aeris does not have direct access to the internet.

Once the Service Center shows that Aeris has been activated, you can restart KONTAKT, KOMPLETE KONTROL and/or MASCHINE to begin using the activated product.