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Installation and Setup


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

Before making music with Playbox, 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 Playbox. 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:

    • Playbox

    • 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 Playbox in Kontakt

Once installed, you can start using Playbox in Kontakt. Playbox 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 Playbox in the Browser, on the left side of the user interface.

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

  4. Double-click the Playbox.nki file to load the instrument.



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