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Installation and Setup


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

Before making music with VALVES, 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 VALVES. 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 Not installed tab.

  5. Click INSTALL for the following products:

    • VALVES


    The software is installed automatically.


If the software is already installed, click the Available updates tab and check for new updates before proceeding.


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

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

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



If you are new to KONTAKT and want more information, visit KONTAKT PLAYER and KONTAKT.