So you can get creative over the festive season, we’re giving away the distinctive Chinese tones of YANGQIN, plus a $25.00 voucher, and the chance to win our huge holiday giveaway.


YANGQIN brings the unmistakable sound of bamboo and steel to modern productions, delivering the beautifully emotive timbres of a traditional Chinese hammered dulcimer. This brand-new KONTAKT-based instrument combines authentic sounds recorded in China with a range of intuitive parameter controls, so you can create dynamic melodies that are rich in character. For a limited time, you can download YANGQIN for free.


$25.00 VOUCHER

Now’s the perfect time to treat yourself, with $25.00 off any sounds, instruments, or effects from our webshop.

To redeem your voucher, just enter the following code in your Shopping Cart before you check out:




We’re giving away a huge production and performance set. One lucky winner will bag a MASCHINE+, a copy of KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, a KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 keyboard, and a TRAKTOR KONTROL S3. Just enter your details below.


Yes. To start using YANGQIN, first you will need to install Native Access and KONTAKT 6 PLAYER, if you have not already done so.

Both Native Access and KONTAKT 6 PLAYER are free, but in order to install them you will first need a Native Instruments user ID. Create one by clicking the account icon in the top right of this page and then selecting ‘Register now’.
Native Access is the app you should use for installation and updates of all Native Instruments products, including both KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and YANGQIN. It’s free and available for download here.

As well as YANGQIN, you can use Native Access to download and install all of the instruments in the free KOMPLETE START collection. You can browse the instruments in KOMPLETE START here.
Open Native Access, login with your NI user ID, then select the ‘Not installed’ tab from the top left of the window. From there you can browse all NI products that are available for download, including KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and YANGQIN.
You can find the current system requirements for Native Access on this page.
KONTAKT 6 PLAYER is a free application that can run all of Native Instruments’ sample-based instruments (which includes YANGQIN), as well as third-party products made especially for the KONTAKT 6 PLAYER platform. Instruments made for KONTAKT 6 PLAYER will also run in the full version of KONTAKT 6.

Both KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and KONTAKT 6 can be used as a stand-alone instrument or as a plug-in (VST/AU/AAX) in your favorite host sequencer/DAW.

See the KONTAKT 6 PLAYER vs. KONTAKT 6 comparison chart for more information.


For step-by-step help on using NI sampled instruments, read this Knowledge Base article.
YANGQIN is a sample-based instrument, and it runs within KONTAKT 6 PLAYER.

Once you have installed KONTAKT 6 PLAYER and YANGQIN from Native access, you can open YANGQIN by first opening KONTAKT 6 PLAYER. You will then see YANGQIN under the ‘Libraries’ tab in the top left of the KONTAKT 6 PLAYER window.

For step-by-step help on using NI sampled instruments, read this Knowledge Base article.
No. YANGQIN requires version 6.4.2 of KONTAKT or KONTAKT PLAYER in order to run.
No. YANGQIN does not currently run on MASCHINE+.


Voucher terms and conditions

The e-voucher is valid for all Native Instruments software products in the NI Online Shop, excluding hardware, updates, upgrades, crossgrades, educational versions, and products already on special offer. The e-voucher is personalized and only for use by the appointed addressee/user. It is not transferable and may not be resold. If not redeemed, the e-voucher expires on 31 January, 2021. If the total amount of the e-voucher is not redeemed, the holder is not entitled to payment of the remaining balance. Only one e-voucher can be used per product purchase. The e-voucher can only be redeemed at the NI Online Shop. The e-voucher may not be redeemed for cash. This special offer is valid from 21 December, 2020 until 31 January, 2021, at the NI online shop.

Giveaway terms and conditions

This lottery is being conducted by Native Instruments GmbH from 21 December, 2020 until 31 January, 2021. By entering the lottery, participants agree to these terms and conditions. All personal information is protected by privacy and data protection laws and will not be shared with third parties. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of the Native Instruments group are not eligible to participate. By entering their email address participants can win the following: one copy of KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, one MASCHINE+, one KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 keyboard, and one TRAKTOR KONTROL S3. Winners will be determined by lottery among all participants. Winners will be notified by email, and are required to notify Native Instruments that they accept the prize within one week. Otherwise the winner forfeits the prize and Native Instruments reserves the right to choose another winner. A cash payout of the prize is ruled out. The right of appeal is excluded. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply exclusively; Berlin, Germany, shall be the exclusive court of jurisdiction.