Help loading into KONTAKT


Hi everyone,

I am brand new here and am just trying to load my first Pianobook download into KONTAKT and ESX24. Are there any videos or informational help you all could point me to? Much appreciated. I’m very excited to learn here and hopefully I can contribute one day.



Hi Caleb,

Are you using the full version of Kontakt or Kontakt Player? Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I believe all these instruments will only work in the full version of Kontakt. If you have that you simply open the .nki files in Kontakt and they should load. You might to redirect Kontakt to the samples folder for that instrument if the author has not set the instrument to use relative file paths.

Let us know how you go.

Haven’t used ESX24 so can’t comment on that sorry.


They should open in the Player version no problem but the Player version will time out after 15 min. You do not need the full version of Kontakt.


Ah good to know! Thanks for clarifying that.


Yeah, it’s a bit confusing. I might make a separate post that clarifies it a bit better, it comes up here often.