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No presets for Kontakt 6, only for Kontakt 5: are you going to make an update?

This may seem quite surprising, but if you look at the patches folder, all the Kontakt instruments and expansions are marked as Kontakt 5.

Long story short; the expansion is the same, but since it is somehow marked for Kontakt 5 in the VIP file; it won't load. So if you have Kontakt 6 and not Kontakt 5, you have to spend weeks importing each preset by hand, each patch and then by hand, set tags on it.

I would buy a NI keyboard just to avoid to do this, to be honest. Is there a plan for new patches to support what is in Komplete 12? And by plan I mean something tangible, not the usual "we may do it". Just to get a feel of how useful VIP is, for Kontakt instruments.
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  • Hey lumberjack,

    Thanks for posting!

    Depending on the VST, VIP may not automatically recognize the preset bank. If you are unable to access the browser, you will need to manually import its bank. This guide will walk you through the various importing processes:

    VIP - How to Build a Plugin Map

    For more robust plugins, I recommend using the Import Bank feature. This will allow you to load Kontakt's entire preset bank at once. To do this, open Kontakt's default preset, right-click on the Import button and select Import Bank.

    In terms of foreseeable updates for further Kontakt integration, I don't have any information. Updates and new releases are not published here on the community forum until the development team makes an official announcement.

    That said, I would be happy to pass along your feedback to the team for consideration in future updates!

    Let me know if you have any questions.
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  • Hey Eliza,

    Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the process to manually import plugins, but doing that for 1620 patches is borderline insane I believe :) If it is for new instruments I may do that; but the mappings for Kontakt 5 should still work for old instruments; so I am not sure why you can't just duplicate the presets as they are, for the new Kontakt 6 dll.

    I tried to use the import bank but it does import only one preset. For example for Discovery India instrument, it load just the first configuration that I have open, it is fundamentally the same as using auto-add and cycle through the presets one by one.

    At this point I have a whole Kontakt 6 library with thousands of presets that are either in need to be imported manually, then manually mapped and manually labelled; or I am forced to use Komplete Kontrol with a different keyboard, just for kontakt, while I use VIP for other instruments. This is really not ideal, considering that VIP selling point is the ability to auto map instruments, independently from the company that produce it.

    If you would advertise that the support for new plugins is left to customers, and there is nobody in the community that did the mapping and shared the mapping files; maybe that would prepare new users to more evaluation about using VIP.

    If you could pass on the suggestion to the dev team, I would appreciate an "auto-scan" that just map all parameters found from an instrument, to the knobs and banks; so we don't really need Akai to make profiles. I work as software engineer, so I am well aware of the complexity of writing software; but if you make a software that promise to map anything, without saying that you have to map it manually, exactly like you would do for any other midi controller; then customers would come in prepared to a heck of a job to have all their plugins accessible from their Advance keyboard.
    • Hey lumberjack,

      I completely understand your point of view on this. I will convey your feedback to your development team for further consideration!

      Thank you for your feedback!
    • Thanks!

      In the meantime I am relying on the community work and on my own spare time to get the problem solved; but would be appreciated to have updates on VIP software patches; at least for the top plugins out there.

      Kontakt is in the top 3 in its category; so would be expected to see it supported. Cheers!
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  • For what is worth, I am making by hand, profiles for the expansions from Kontakt 6
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  • I feel your pain lumberjack I started doing the Arturia Collection V update manually and this method sucks balls.
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