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Installation and Setup

Before you can make music with YANGQIN, you must install and setup the necessary software. Follow these instructions to get started:

Native Access

Native Access is where you will install the software for YANGQIN. 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 here.

  1. Download and install Native Access here.

  2. Login to Native Access using your Native ID.

  3. Click the Not installed tab.

  4. Click INSTALL for the following products:



    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 YANGQIN in KONTAKT. YANGQIN 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 stand-alone application.

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

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

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

    The Yangqin instrument with all included instruments expanded.


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