http://freelancesoundlabs.com/nks Freelance SoundLabs has released a few "NKS Preset Browser Packs" over the last few years for the Komplete Kontrol \ Maschine software and hardware and this thread will now centralise support and release announcements to save maintaining a number of different threads. Introduction Komplete Kontrol \ Maschine hardware and software offers users a convenient way to browse, load and start tweaking the Komplete selection of VST instruments and a small handful of 3rd party "NKS Ready" instruments. Unfortunately there are many VSTs that will probably never be NKS compatible or will be a long way off. Through the use of scripts, patience and time I am working through my personal collection of VST instruments as well as searching out developers and snapping up reasonably priced instruments to process these as NKS ready instruments to allow full preset browsing and tweaking from the hardware. Compatibility Komplete Kontrol software v1.9+ Maschine Software 2.6+ Komplete Kontrol MK1/MK2 compatible Maschine Studio, Micro, MK2/MK3 compatible Supports VST instruments only Works on PC / MAC Supports 32 / 64 bit installations You must own the actual VST and library's, these are only NKS preset files. New in v2.2.0 (23 April 2018) This new version update applies to ALL NKS libraries released so far and it is recommended to download and update all your Freelance Soundlab libraries to get the most out of them. Detailed & Improved Tagging All NKS libraries have been updated by hand to add more detailed tagging to every preset. Over 15,000 new tags have been added to sounds with work continuing on adding even more tagging. This ensures all sounds in every library are tagged for easy searching. Additional work has also been done to consolidate and improve tagging with HUNDREDS of improvements to tagging since version 2.1. This improves browser speeds and makes finding sounds even faster. It’s recommended to update ALL your NKS libraries to make the best use of this. Version Numbers Version numbers for releases have been added to the properties of each NKS file. This can be used to easily identify which version you are using. All releases have version numbers at the top of the download page and at the top of the ReadMe PDF within each release. Check the end of the page for a full change log Controller Map Tweaks & Updates Some instruments have updated controller maps updates to improve control layouts or add additional controls. This is especially the case with Omnisphere and Trilian. Check the download pages for more details. Additional Libraries Lethal VST now includes updated libraries to X20 and more will be added when they are released. Trilian now includes a library for Omnisphere integration including the Trilian VIP library. Numerous Tweaks & Improvements There are thousands of tweaks and improvements to tagging, control templates, sound preview files to fix issues that have been found and reported by users or to update details or usability. It is a good idea to feedback any issues or suggestions as we do update these libraries with your suggestions. Release Video Features Released in v2.1.1 NKS packages are now running at v2.1.1 as of December 11 2017. This is a small update to ALL NKS libraries including 3rd party NKS libraries. It is recommended that users download and replace all existing libraries to make use of the cleaned tags if desired. All existing 2.1 users can access the latest updates for free. Just Login and go to My Downloads. Cleaner Tagging & More of it It's been an ongoing process to clean up tagging over multiple libraries to keep the browser clutter free and working smoothly. The issue has been when I create a new NKS library I sometimes program tagging incorrectly into scripts as I was doing it from memory. Now I use a specific method to tag files which should result in all tagging being uniform. Omnisphere has set the basis for much of the tagging (along with the official tagging method). Additionally I have spent some time with the help of the new sound preview system to assign more tagging to instruments such as Korg Legacy Cell and Wavestation so more files are now tagged with more information. This is an ongoing process and individual libraries will be updated over time. Just download and replace the files you have if you have a previous version. Your favourites should still remain in tact as no paths have been changed. Artwork for Loaded Plugin (Maschine / Komplete MK2) New database files now allow both artwork and colouring to be displayed when you load a plugin. Previously when you loaded a plugin you would just see white text and a black background. New Sound Previews New sound previews have been generated for many instruments: Bass sounds now play an E1 note not C1 which sounds much better. Some cases it is an E2 due to E1 being a little too low but it should be better in instruments such as Trilian. Acoustic guitars now play a "strum" sound in most instruments Drum Kits should mostly now play 4 hits of the kit so you can hear hopefully a few different drums in a kit instead of just a single hit Some missing sounds have been fixed but there may be some missing still (such as drum or percussion kits that only occupy a few keys in the range Features Released in v2.1 As of November 1st 2017 all existing 1.x NKS releases are being updated to v2.1 which will add the following feature updates: Library Banks All instruments will now have the ability to select an individual library or expansion from the software/hardware. This makes it much easier to filter your sound search to a certain library within an instrument. Improved Tagging Tags have been cleaned up with many duplicate tags or tags such as "Synth" and "Synths" condensed. Over 150 garbage tags were removed across all libraries and a lot of work has now gone into synchronising tags over all instruments. Some tags that were almost empty were removed or consolidated with other tags. This is most noticeable with many 3rd party libraries for Omnisphere which contained a huge mess of tags. Some additional work has gone into adding more tag data to some instruments too such as Wavestation which did not have much tag data but has now been processed by hand to add tags to every preset. Updated Library Artwork I spent some time updating artwork for all plugins to make it fit in better with the factory style. This is of course optional if you have custom artwork or like the original artwork but if you have the previous v1.x and wish to update the artwork you will need to copy the files in the IMAGES folder and overwrite the existing images. Sound Previews This is the biggest update and the one that required the most amount of work to achieve. Sound previews are now available for ALL presets for v2.1+ NKS libraries. This increases the download size and the installation size so keep this in mind. You will have to delete your existing NKS library files and install this latest package. Installation is the same, nothing special. You need to keep in mind that any favourites you have marked will be overwritten. New Download System We now have a completely automated system for digital downloads. You no longer have to register an account, send a payment and twiddle your thumbs waiting for me to wake up and send you your download (and I no longer have to answer the "WHERE IS MY DOWNLOAD!!!" emails). You will now find payment buttons with a quick checkout, no account needed, and an instant download delivered to your email. However, we do recommend creating an account if you want easy access to your downloads or updates at a later date. The system will create an account if you are not logged in using your PayPal email. If you have an account just login before purchase to have it saved to that account. Whenever you revisit and login, your purchased downloads will be free. For existing registered users: If you have already purchased v1.x libraries you can upgrade to the new library for just $2.99 by logging in, going to Downloads > My Downloads then visiting the Donor Downloads section of your account. You will now see an "Upgrade" button that will add the update to your account. If you are not interested in any of the new features then you don't need to upgrade. Issues \ Support We have hundreds of users that are happily using these NKS files. If you are having issues getting it working it is normally an easy fix so just post a simple message here and I (or other users) will help get you up and running. If you notice any performance issues let me know and we will try and work through them. Every system is different but based on number of downloads and number of reported issues, there are none that I know of. If it does not work for you please check the following Windows Users Mac Users By far the most common issue is the fact the instrument plugin is not installed as a VST or the VST.dll file is not loaded by KK/Maschine (either due to an older version of KK being used or the VST.DLL file is not located in the location the software loads plugins from). Do you have Komplete Kontrol 1.9 or later installed? Do you have Maschine 2.6 or later installed? Can you load the instrument manually in: Menu > Plugins This is the most common problem and not related to the preset pack. You must see a plugin within the plugin menu before a pack will work. If you do not see the plugin check the following: Is the VST version installed (you may have an AU version installed which is not loaded by KK) Is both KK and the VST 32/64bits (the bit depth of both must match) Is the VST.dll file located in the location KK is looking for plugins (check KK Preferences > Plugins > User) Have you tried a Rescan of the plugins preferences Have you copied the Preset folder to the correct location? The preset files need to be copied to your KK User folder which you can easily see the path in Preferences > Library > User Have you opened KK in Standalone mode and done a "Rescan". In the Preferences > Library > User you will see a Rescan button. Are you looking in the USER library section of the KK software? The presets will be accessible from the user browser of the KK software, not the factory browser Maschine is pretty much the same method. Check your preferences for the user and plugin library locations.