Creating Custom Master Tabs For Kontakt 5 Tutorial (Windows)

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    WINDOWS TUTORIAL FOR CREATING CUSTOM MASTER LIBRARY FOLDERS FOR KONTAKT 5

    See Here For Creating Custom Master Tabs in Kontakt 5 Tutorial (Mac)

    Download and Extract the Wallpaper GUIDE.rar(Always keep a back-up copy!!!)

    Note:

    Copy the folder to your desktop and
    copy another one to your Documents Folder(keep the folder to add libraries later)

    In the wallpaper guide folder is:
    Activation Files
    Help Pictures
    Template for Wallpapers
    How To Install.rtf

    Download Link:http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/46002467/file.html

    Once you Learn how to make Master folders, individual folders are that much easier.
    Read the Full tutorial before starting it(maybe a couple of times), so you get the ideal how everything flows.

    Let's Begin, We are to going to build a Master Library example.(Make sure Kontakt is closed!)​


    Example: Creating a GoldBaby Collection Master Folder:
    [​IMG]


    Throughout this tutorial GoldBaby Collection will be called "Master Folder"!!!.

    Create a Folder Named GoldBaby Collection, & Copy the .nkx, .nkc, .Reg Files to the Folder and move the folder to your Sample Harddrive.

    Name the .nkx and .nkc files:
    "GoldBaby Collection _info.nkx"
    "GoldBaby Collection _info.nkc"


    Note: It's a good rule of thumb to name these files the name of the library


    The Registry


    Click the Start button(Windows Icon on the bottom left of your screen)

    Type or copy this in the search box: regedit

    right-click it and then, click Pin to Taskbar
    ( you will now see a greenish blue icon with building blocks on it besides your other icons on your Taskbar)[​IMG]

    Click the Registry icon and the registry will open, Double click Computer and you will see this,

    Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Help1.png

    Now Double Click SOFTWARE
    Help2.png

    Now Double Click Native Instruments
    Help3.png

    Now Click Content
    Help4.png


    Now if you look in Content you will see K2lib numbers on the left and the library names on the right.
    Help5.png


    Find a number that is not in use and use that number to add your new library

    Example:
    k2lib0106 is not in use, so i would then use this number to add my new library


    Tweaking The .Reg File


    Now go back to your Master Folder and right-click the Registry-Template.reg file and press edit:

    This is what you will see:
    Help6.png


    Now you want to fill the library info & k2lib number you have
    Example: This is what i use on Goldbaby Registry edits

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Content]
    "k2lib0268"="Goldbaby Collection" - Added k2lib Number and Library Name

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Goldbaby Collection] - Added library name

    "ContentDir"="R:\\Gold baby Collection\\" - Added Library Location (Double Slashes Needed)

    "Visibility"=dword:00000003

    Take Note: You must use Two slashes for the ContentDir line & retain the hyphens locations!!!!!

    Tip: To get the Library location copy the address from explorer
    [​IMG]
    Now save it and close it.!!!!


    Moving Libraries


    Now I would move all my Goldbaby libraries to my Master Folder(Takes less than a second if they are on the same harddrive)

    Once all the libraries have been added i would then double click the Registry-Template.reg file and click Yes
    [​IMG]
    Then another Warning will come up, click Okay.
    [​IMG]
    This Step will automactially add your Master folder to Kontakt.

    Starting Kontakt


    Fire up Kontakt and your new Master folder will be there waiting for you to produce with YAY :dancing:
    Click Browse on your Goldbaby Master Tab and all the libraries will be there.

    Creating Your Wallpaper


    Now that all the fun stuff is done it time for that custom Wallpaper.png

    You'll need to make your own display image named wallpaper.png
    (jpg and .gif will work too, but it must be named "wallpaper" to appear).
    The Standard dimensions of the "wallpaper" image is 300 x 99 pixels, but i use 906 x 98 pixels for Full Tab View when Stretching Kontakt Library window.
    You can either use Photoshop or Gimp, you have to pay for Photoshop if you don't have it, While Gimp is FREE!!!. Choose Any Link:

    http://www.photoshop.com/

    http://www.gimp.org/


    In the Template for Wallpapers Folder there are 2 files:

    wallpaper.xcf
    - Gimp File

    Zero-G Sample Wallpaper.xcf - Gimp File

    Tip:Both these files can be read by either Programs

    Please Note:

    If you are new to either of these program there is a learning curve!!!. But i got you covered on the Gimp side of things and can still help with photoshop if needed

    Zero-G Sample Wallpaper.xcf
    - is a wallpaper template that i did start to finish just to give you an idea how everything flows.

    wallpaper.xcf
    - Is a simple template i created which just includes a black box that shows the maximum size to respect the Default kontakt View location(Trust me this gonna come in handy)to the rest of the image, Default size used is 906 x 98

    Tip: In Gimp, zoom in @200% to work in a comfortable range
    Adding pictures i just Google the library name, find a image i can work with or like right-click and save image as in a default Pictures folder i created, i suggest you do the same.

    Then drag the picture from the folder into Gimp(The program i use)and start tweaking, after I'm happy with a wallpaper i go to file and click Export and save the file as a wallpaper.png and save to my Master Library Folder
    (i do this multiple times to get the wallpaper to sit right in Kontakt).

    Tip: When testing your wallpaper in Kontakt, and you make changes to the picture, you have to restart Kontakt each time to see the new updates.

    And last, but not least:

    Keep Fresh Copies of the .nkc, .nkx, files for adding New Libraries.
    This Tutorial is available for off-line viewing, see Tutorial.rtf in the folder
    Have Fun!!!!!
    Introninja :mates:
     
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  3. Regz

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    Hi mate, I don't use kontakt, but I'm sure kontakt users will love this tut...
    Anyway, I'm here just to say that the images are not visible... :wink:
     
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    LOL this thread is in it's beta stage, I'm still working on it, push submit thread instead of preview fml lol, thanks :rofl:
     
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    Way to go IntroNinja, thanks for sharing your hard work Brother. :mates:
     
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    Thanks Guys Thread Complete YAY!!! :dancing:
     
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    Since my Kontakt is very slow at launch/to load. i wonder if we can do similar stuff like "master tabs" on mac OSX ? can someone tells me this ? thank you :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey Twist,
    Nevermind we all good, anybody else....YES it will work Cheers
     
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    Hello everybody I am new on here. I recently got a studiolinked 808 sub wallpaper and .nicnt file and am having problems adding it to my kontakt 5 library. I added the .nicnt file but it is not showing with my other libraries. I tried to reload the .nicnt file but it says that it is already loaded however it is still not showing with the other libraries. I read that someone was saying open the .nicnt file and change the letter between A-F but I don't know what that means lol. Can someone help me out?
     
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    Here is a example you can open a .nicnt with notepad or notepad++

    Quick tutorial:
    <Company></Company>Put the company Name
    <Name></Name>Put the library Name here
    <RegKey></RegKey>Put the library Name here Too
    <SNPID></SNPID>use one or two letters between a-f and numbers between 0-99 and never use the same letter/number combination again(might want to start keeping track

    Eample:
    <Company>8Dio</Company>
    <Name>8Dio Collection</Name>
    <RegKey>8Dio Collection</RegKey>
    <SNPID>f01</SNPID>

    Hope this helps..Cheers
     
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    That worked. Appreciate the assistance. I do have one question. Is the library supposed to have the "ACTIVATE" button in the top right hand corner?
     
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    No which library is gibing you that message? It seems your using a Legit Kontakt?
     
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    Studiolinked 808 SuperSub and Producers Choice Urban 808. Yes, I have a legit kontakt 5 that I got when I purchased komplete 9 ultimate. The sounds load but it just shows that Activate button.
     
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    See Here:
    Cracked Vs Legitmate Explanation

    15 minutes in demo mode!!! you need a cracked kontakt to bypass the Activation
     
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    Awww well that sucks. Thanks for the help anyway.
     
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    Hi Master Introninja, Thanx for this huge release, I use most of them and I would like to install some of the last release i found on Audioz, from Soniccouture like Grand marimba, Attik, Vibraphone...this Libs comes with nicnt. File but are not reconized by Kontakt.
    I tried to make one single Lib. by myself using you tuto but the library don't show up and is not authorized in Service Center. If you have time,think of this, Soniccouture is a great Lib. And should be part of your single creation ( I use Your Soniccouture Collection tab already)
    Thanks for your contribution Man .
    Cheers
     
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    what kontakt version you use?
    .nicnt files are for kontakt 5 only
    These libs (all 3) are encrypted so no custom wallpaper will make them load...
     
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    What does it say? Library not found!!! if you have the library in a master folder move to the root of your HDD and add the library in kontakt after it load & works moved the library back into the master folder relocate in kontakt, remove that single wallpaper tab and continue to use the master folder.
    What <SNPID>xxx</SNPID> letter & numbers are you using, that could be your problem
    Yes sir, You are correct. Thanks for spreading the knowledge :bow:
     
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    Can you re-upload the Wallpaper Guide. Link not working. Thanks.
     
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    Link Updated...Enjoy
     
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    hi @Introninja
    I've a problem: I followed your guide and I just added two "master" libraries. The problem is, I cannot batch re-save them. After having added these two libraries, I tried to open an .nki but every instrument I try to open, it appears the "missing something" window. So, since I did not want to do this procedure every time I open an .nki, I thought to batch re-save, but just before the end of the re-saving it says: "xxx.nki can not be re-saved. Cancel button will cancel the operation." and it says for ALL the .nki files that are in the libraries. Am I missing something important? Thanks.

    -JL-
     
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