KONTAKT 6 PLAYER AND REAKTOR 6 PLAYER: LICENSING

We want to work with you to unleash your sound into the world. Whether you’re masterminding an entire orchestral library or concocting a niche REAKTOR instrument in your bedroom, making your creation player-compatible will open new doors.

Read on for details on how to get started, plus some background info on why you might want to. And feel free to contact us directly with any questions or feedback.

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BENEFITS OF PLAYER LICENSING

Extended reach – with KONTAKT and REAKTOR players, your audience includes anyone making music with a computer, not just KONTAKT and REAKTOR owners.
Licensing and serial numbers – we take the stress out of licensing, and generating and managing serial numbers.
Copy protection – no need to set up your own copy protection: The inner workings of your device are locked, and you can access NI copy protection services.
Maintenance – anything you build will be compatible with all current operating systems, all major plug-in standards, and any host environment – now and in the future.
Dedicated support – we provide a dedicated support channel for all player licensing partners.

HOW TO LICENSE YOUR PRODUCT

STEP 1: GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch with us! We want to hear about your creations, and work out how we can support them. In an open conversation, we’ll listen to your requirements, examine some case studies, run the numbers, and see about getting your products ready for the KONTAKT or REAKTOR PLAYER.

STEP 2: LET’S MAKE A PLAN

The conversation starts with a discussion about your requirements and general scope – how many serial numbers you need, for example. Our low-cost, volume-based pricing model is designed to be flexible, to help aspiring developers get started, and offer bulk discounts to more established partners.

STEP 3. SEND US YOUR PRODUCT

You give us your product and we encode it for use in the KONTAKT or REAKTOR player. For each product, we ask for a one-off encoding fee of $1,000. This fee covers our development services for encoding, plus QA, and integration into the NI ecosystem.

STEP 4. PUBLISH YOUR PRODUCT

Once we’ve encoded your product and approved it for NKS (the process takes about 2 weeks), you can purchase serial numbers. The price for each serial number depends on the amount of your first order and the retail value of your product (MSRP). There’s a minimum initial order of 100 serial numbers.

STEP 5. RE-ORDER SERIAL NUMBERS

You can order additional serial numbers whenever you want. The license price is fixed with the initial order i.e. any additional orders will use the initial license fee throughout the lifecycle of the product. Here too, the minimum amount of serial numbers you can re-order is 100.

STEP 6. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE PRODUCT UPDATE

We ensure everyone gets to experience your product at its best by including one free update within 30 days of your product’s release. This takes care of any necessary fixes that come up during the launch period.

PRICING

Quantity Retail Price in % of MSRP $/€
19-49 $/€ 50-99 $/€ 100-249 $/€ 250-499 $/€ >500 $/€
100 9.0% 8.0% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0%
200-400 8.0% 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 4.0%
500-900 7.0% 6.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3.0%
1000-1400 6.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
>1500 5.0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.5%

NFR AND FREE LICENSES

Free (Not For Resale) promotional licenses can be a great way to attract new customers and grow your brand. So with each order, we’ll provide an additional set of NFR serial numbers (20% of the quantity ordered). Further NFR serials can be ordered at 50% of the license fee.

Or you can release a completely free product. For promotional products that don’t have a retail price, we offer a fixed price of $/€2,500 – this covers encoding and 25,000 NFR serial numbers. Any additional serial numbers and/or re-encoding will be charged at the same rate.

EXAMPLE ORDERS

YOUR PRODUCT 1 - The Indie Synth:

Order details:
Order quantity: 100 serials
Retail price (MSRP): $/€49
Free NFR promotional serials: 20

Fee outline:
Individual license price: $/€4.41
Total serial licenses price: $/€441
One-off encoding fee: $/€1,000
Total: $/€1,441

YOUR PRODUCT 2 - Cinematic Pads:

Order details:
Order quantity: 500 serials
Retail price (MSRP): $/€249
Free NFR promotional serials: 100

Fee outline:
Individual license price: $/€12.45
Total serial licenses price: $/€6,225
One-off encoding fee: $/€1,000
Total: $/€7,225

YOUR PRODUCT 3 - The Orchestra:

Order details:
Order quantity: 1500 serials
Retail price (MSRP): $/€500
Free NFR promotional serials: 300

Fee outline:
Individual license price: $/€7.50
Total serial licenses price: $/€11,250
One-off encoding fee: $/€1,000
Total: $/€12,250