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Installation and Setup


Learn how to install and setup the necessary software from Native Access to start making music with Icon Bass. Follow these instructions to get started.

Before making music with Icon Bass, you must install and set up the necessary software. Follow these instructions to get started.

Installing via Native Access

Native Access is where you will install the software for Icon Bass. If you are new to Native Instruments, you will first have to create your Native ID. To learn more about Native Access, visit our support page.

  1. Download and install Native Access here.

  2. Create a Native ID if you do not yet have one.

  3. Login to Native Access using your Native ID.

  4. Click the Available tab.

  5. Click Install for the following products:

    • Icon Bass

    • Kontakt or Kontakt Player

    The software is installed automatically.


If the software is already installed, click the Updates tab and install available updates before proceeding.

Loading Icon Bass in Kontakt

Once installed, you can start using Icon Bass in Kontakt. Icon Bass is not an independent plug-in, so you first need to open an instance of Kontakt or Kontakt Player:

  1. Open Kontakt as a plug-in in your host software (DAW) or as a stand-alone application.

  2. Locate Icon Bass in the Browser, on the left side of the user interface.

  3. Click Instruments to open the product's content.

  4. Double-click the Icon Bass.nki file to load the instrument.



If you are new to Kontakt and want more information, visit Kontakt Player and Kontakt.