Adding kontakt libraries to other libraries

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  1. FrankWhite23

    FrankWhite23 Kapellmeister

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    I have a question okay say I have a choir library that has everything needed to add it to my library the .nict file and wallpaper, and I have another choir library with none of that.. can I take the files from the choir library that doesn't have the wallpaper and and .nict file and put them in the correct instrument and sample folders and rescan and it will show up? Or will it mess things up with the original library? Just something I was wondering.

     
  2. jazzzz

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    You CAN mess things up if you wish and it can work after you re-save those instruments (.nki/.nkm) that you moved from its original folder.
    So, you have "Choir A" library with its .nicnt and wallpaper in its root folder and also an Instruments, Samples (and sometimes Multis) folders in it.
    You can mix it with your "Choir B" library, moving its .nki files into the Instruments folder, the .nkm files into the Multis folder and the files from Samples folder into the similarly named folder of the Choir A.
    Then what would happen? When you load an instrument patch of Choir B it will either work with no issue or will complain about missing samples because you moved them from their original location. In this case you have to do a batch re-save in Kontakt.

    If the two libraries have similarly named files, instruments or sample files, you need to put them into different subfolders.

    However, you can always choose the easiest option, using Quick-load in Kontakt, instead of loading the instruments from the left side under a shiny-pretty wallpaper, just choosing them from a structured list from the bottom of the right side (that appears after you right-click on that area.
     
  3. FrankWhite23

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    Ahh ok I see.. thanks man .. I never understood why people share kontakt libraries with no wallpaper..and .nict file.. im not complaining I've been collecting libraries for years and have a folder just for ones with no wallpaper or its files needed to add properly.. but I appreciate you explaining it to me.. I just wanted to know if you could consolidate if need be some of the libraries I have are so small that it would be nice to just have them in all one drop down menu for easy access
     
  4. Talula

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    because there are two libraries format for kontakt:

    first - open library format for kontakt full, don't requires activation with native access and cannot working with kontakt player (only 15 minutes as demo). comes without nicnt and cannot be added to libraries list tab.

    second - kp format for kontakt player, requires activation with native access and working with kontakt player (user paying only for library, not for kontakt) and with kontakt full. comes with nicnt and can be added to libraries list tab.

    now you understand?
     
  5. Smoove Grooves

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    Here you go @FrankWhite23
    Yes, you can put folders within folders as you said, and then they will show up within that folder in the library tab.
    https://audiosex.pro/threads/kontakt-walls-by-categories-nicnt-files.40032/

    You forgot the third one; the library with the homemade .nicnt file to make it show in the Lib Tab when it doesn't need to and can cause SNPID conflicts! haha
     
  6. Talula

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    this is first type with some modification, but any case - it's non-official and can't be one of the types =)
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    @FrankWhite23
    The Best Answer button is under my comment Reply #5, you just have to click on it! :wink:
     
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  10. phloopy

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    I´ve done that with a lot of libraries - collecting them in one library.

    All you need to be awared of is the structure of every single library and it works :yes:...... and then you can make yourself a new wallpaper for your "new" library.
     
  11. Smoove Grooves

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    Yes, it was a nice answer for a while. But now Kontakt scrolls faster in the lib tab, it doesn't seem to matter as much to me.
    Although practically it should, with over 15 years of buying libraries! :mad:
     
  12. phloopy

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    I think there are some limits regarding how many libs you can have in the lib tap, so it might be a good idea doing some collections before you run out of "space" :yes::wink:
     
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    Ah! Useful to know! Thanks mate.
    I guess I'm not that bad then because I haven't hit that limit yet! haha
    But also I'm not one for creating homemade .nicnt files for libraries, so there are lots in Quickload too.
     
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    Same here ... no .nicnt myself. But for the folks here who does it might be interesting?!?
     
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