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Instrument opening in 'demo' mode

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If you are seeing the 'demo' button and your patches are timing out, it may mean you are trying to run a non-player library in the Kontakt Player software.

You need to upgrade your Player to the full version of Kontakt.

We try very hard to ensure at all stages of our website that everyone understands which libraries need full Kontakt and which need the Player only.

Many of our products are "Player" libraries, that means they will work in Kontakt Player and can be added as libraries.

However, there are also many products that we sell that will only work in the FULL version of Kontakt and cannot be added as libraries. These products will need to be loaded via the Kontakt files browser or alternatively you can add the library as a favourite to the Kontakt Quick Load window.

If you have any of our Player libraries you can qualify for a discount on the full version of Kontakt see HERE for more information.

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    Lauri Hämäläinen

    I have a FULL kontakt and the new version of SABBLE still shows as a DEMO mode-- killing my sessions. HELP!

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    Hi Lauri,

    I have created a ticket on your behalf so that our support team can help you with this issue. You should see this in your emails.


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    Jonathan Headon

    Purchased Orchestral Swarm, downloaded and installed ok. However, will only run in Demo mode within Kontakt Player 5.7.0. Swarm is advertised as Player compatible so it shouldn't be expecting the full version??
    Can you help please?
    Thank you.

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    Jonathan, we'll have to check the authorisation on the Native Instruments side of things and make sure it is properly installed. This is best done by the support team so I have created a support ticket from your comment above, they will get back to you shortly.

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    césar lima

    Hi, I bought labs library but when I open inside my kontackt show me a Demo. How i find a solution for this? Thanks

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    César, this is likely to be due to the fact that you are trying to use LABS in the Kontakt Player - you need Kontakt FULL in order to use our LABS products. If you need further help, please contact our support team by clicking on "submit a request" on this page: