Official update status - Kontakt 5 – current: 5.8.1

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    This thread provides information about upcoming patches for Kontakt. It will be updated whenever new information becomes available.

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    The currently available software version is 5.8.1. Please make sure that your installation is up to date.
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    KONTAKT 5.8.1 - 2018-06-20
    • IMPROVED Wet & Dry sliders on many effects (e.g., Reverbs and Delays) would cause loud artefacts when used; control signal smoothing is now a lot more robust with artefacts greatly reduced
    • IMPROVED KSP: "Array out of bounds" warnings now include additional info (name and size of the array and index of attempted access)
    • FIXED Some older Kontakt Player libraries (like East West RA) would stay in Demo mode even when properly authenticated
    • FIXED Group MIDI input channel settings are now recalled correctly after saving and reloading an NKI
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to set the Sample Subdirectory on the Save As dialog
    • FIXED In some cases (e.g. with Top Shelf Drums by 3 Sigma Audio), the instrument GUI would be corrupt when using multiple instances of the same NKI
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to multi-select groups with Shift+Click
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when assigning automation to controls the name of which included special characters
    • OS REQUIREMENTS This version requires macOS 10.11 or higher or Windows 7 or higher

    KONTAKT 5.8.0 - 2018-04-11
    • ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be filtered by text search
    • ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be alphabetically sorted
    • IMPROVED The virtual keyboard now automatically resizes to match rack widths higher than the default
    • IMPROVED KSP: The maximum number of controls per control type has now been raised to 512
    • IMPROVED KSP: The maximum array size has now been raised to 1000000
    • IMPROVED KSP: get_control_par() wouldn’t work for ui_level_meter
    • IMPROVED KSP: One can now have up to three file selector widgets in a single script slot
    • IMPROVED The Manage Libraries button now launches the Libraries preferences
    • FIXED Default file sorting was seemingly random on APFS volumes
    • FIXED Some KSP UI elements would disappear when used in multiple instruments in the same rack
    • FIXED KSP: Kontakt would crash when attempting to build a MIDI pattern from a large while loop
    • FIXED Certain filters would use more memory than necessary
    • FIXED KSP: mf_reset() would not return an async ID
    • OS REQUIREMENTS This version requires macOS 10.11 or higher or Windows 7 or higher

    KONTAKT 5.7.3 - 2017-12-20
    • IMPROVED Kontakt now starts noticeably faster, especially on systems with many Libraries installed
    • FIXED exFAT drives would not show up in Kontakt’s File Browser on macOS
    • FIXED APFS drives would not show up in Kontakt’s File Browser

    KONTAKT 5.7.1 - 2017-10-25
    • FIXED Kontakt 5.7.0 would crash when loading Electro-Acoustic by Soniccouture
    • FIXED Kontakt 5.7.0 would crash when clicking the FX Engine button on EXHALE by Output
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to load NKIs with too many automation assignments
    • FIXED Instruments created from scratch would not appear in the Maschine and Komplete Kontrol Library browsers
    • FIXED $ENGINE_PAR_INTMOD_SUBTYPE would not work

    KONTAKT 5.7 - 2017-09-19

    This update adds three new guitar amp models and two additional distortion effects. KONTAKT 5.7 also adds enhancements for instrument builders – including two for UI-authoring – and fixes some bugs.
    • ADDED There are now three new guitar amplifier models available: AC Box, Hot Solo and Van 51
    • ADDED There are now two new distortion effects available: Cat and DStortion
    • ADDED KSP UI widgets can now be explicitly placed on one of three layers on the z axis ($CONTROL_PAR_Z_LAYER)
    • ADDED The KSP waveform UI widget can now be styled (color and transparency of its separate components)
    • ADDED Effect parameters that are represented as buttons or dropdown menus are now available through KSP
    • ADDED Every KSP runtime warning now includes the line number of its source
    • CHANGED The Add Library button has now been renamed to Manage Library
    • FIXED KSP: num_elements() now works with ui_xy arrays
    • FIXED CPU profiling mode is now reliable
    • FIXED Text selection in Expert tab is now visible
    • FIXED Nested dropdown menus would stop working under certain circumstances
    • FIXED In certain cases, Kontakt would take longer than usual to close if Usage Data tracking was enabled
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when longer samples were used with the Tone Machine
    • FIXED Certain NKIs with many automation assignments would cause the system to noticeably slow down
    • FIXED KSP switches would sometimes not show the correct sprite frame when in hover state
    • FIXED Certain DAWs would freeze when attempting to duplicate a track with Kontakt
    • FIXED In certain cases, Kontakt would crash when loading an NKI when another NKI was in Edit view
    • FIXED Kontakt would crash when attempting to declare PGS keys in multiscripts
    • KNOWN ISSUE Additional languages documentation is not up to date (English application reference and KSP reference were updated to version 5.7)

    KONTAKT 5.6.8
    The update links the Add/Authorize Library buttons to Native Access, simplifying installation and authorization. As part of this change, all 3rd Party Kontakt Player Libraries can now be managed from within Native Access.

    5.6.8 also fixes bugs and adds one minor KSP feature related to tables and the XY pad. See below for a detailed change log.
    • ADDED New KSP built-in variable ($NI_CONTROL_PAR_IDX) returns the index of the element triggering a UI callback; applies to tables and the XY Pad
    • CHANGED Add & Activate Library buttons now launch Native Access which now also supports 3rd party Libraries
    • FIXED The frame rate would drop significantly if multiple waveform displays were used on a KSP UI
    • FIXED The Missing Samples dialog would always suggest the default user folder instead of the folder the NKIs are in
    • FIXED Crash when switching to Mini View under circumstances
    • FIXED Using get_control_par() with $CONTROL_PAR_ALLOW_AUTOMATION now returns the correct value instead of always 0
    • FIXED Certain Bank properties would be discarded when re-saving NKSNs
    • KNOWN ISSUE The documentation is not up to date
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.0.1 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.0.2 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.0.3 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.0.4 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.0.5 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.1 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.1.1 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.2.2 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect upcoming 4.2.3 update.
     
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    Updated to reflect 4.2.3 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect upcoming 4.2.4 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.1 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.2 development
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.2 beta testing.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.2 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.3 beta testing.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.0.3 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.1 release.
     
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    Updated to reflect 5.4.1 release.
     
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