Samples Missing?

I am a brand new user to Virtual Drumline 2.5 along with Kontakt Player (i got it in the mail two days ago). I am using Sibelius 4, so my VDL is acting as a stand alone with the virtual midi cable, and virtual midi keyboard that I downloaded from this forum. Everything seemed to be going fine until I tried to load instruments into my Kontakt Player, especially with battery percussion instruments. A samples missing dialog box pops up saying that many ";.wav"; files cannot be found and gives me a location within my computer where they are ";assumed at";. The ";assumed at"; location is located on my hard drive with some ";.nkx"; files and ";.nkc"; files. I looked on my computer for these files and located them in my Tapspace folder, but it seems as though there are no samples to be found.  I tried to resolve the problem with the choices given to me on the dialog box to no avail. I also read the user guide which stated that this error message appears if ";you've moved your library files to a different location..."; I have not moved any files since installing the program.  I have tried to figure out what is wrong, but I am so new at this I really have no idea. I am not foreign to computers and still cannot figure out what is going on, and I have not touched any files or file locations. If you could please help that would be awesome.

VDL 2.5
MacBook 10.4 Tiger
2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1 GB Memory
80 GB Hard drive
Try this - Click on the INFO button on the VDL 2.5 library box. In the window that appears, see what it says for ";Library Installation Path:"; Make an exact note of this location. It may be something like:

Macintosh HD:Applications:Tapspace:Virtual Drumline 2.5

Knowing this, now in your finder, navigate to this exact location. Do you see the .nkx files within the Virtual Drumline 2.5 folder? If not, are they in the Tapspace folder? If not, it's possible that you didn't install the actual library files. Try doing a quick search for the following files:

Virtual Drumline 2.5_001.nkx
Virtual Drumline 2.5_002.nkx
Virtual Drumline 2.5_003.nkx
Virtual Drumline 2.5_info.nkx

If you can't find them on your computer anywhere, reinsert the DVD, and run the installer again, but do a ";Custom Installation,"; and only select to install the VDL 2.5 Library. Since these files can be quite large, be sure to have patience while installing them as canceling installation midstream can cause problems.

Keep us posted on how you progress.
the files are in fact located in my computer in the VDL folder. for each .nkx file, there is also a corresponding .nkc file. these files are under no additional tab, but stand alone in the VDL 2.5 folder along with documentation, instruments, and multis. it seems strange that these files are on my computer, but Kontakt is not finding any VDL samples. could i have missed a vital step along the way in the setup of the program?
Kontakt Player still won't find the samples if it's Default Library Path does not match the location of where those files actually exist. Do they match? If so, it does sound like there may be some sort of problem with your installation, and it might be worth re-installing.
i have the same problem. i have installed and re-installed and copied the .nkx files into the applications>tapspace>vdl2.5 folder.�� When the ";missing samples"; window came up, i had it automatically search spotlights and my problems are the�� snareline samples.�� If it makes any difference, when i open KP2, VDL has a small caution symbol next to the name.�� I'm out of ideas on how to fix it.
You can read about the caution icons, and what they mean by checking the VDL 2.5 user guide on page 10. This has to do with product authorization.

The ";Samples Missing"; message, doesn't necessarily mean that the samples aren't there. It sometimes just means that Kontakt Player 2 is looking for them in the wrong location. I'll need  two things from you to help you troubleshoot:

[u]Thing 1:[/u]
Write down EXACTLY what you see in the [b]";Library Installation Path";[/b] field (you'll see this when you click the INFO button for VDL 2.5 in Kontakt Player 2).

[u]Thing 2:[/u]
In the same way you listed thing 1, tell me the EXACT location of your [b]Virtual Drumline 2.5 folder[/b].

Macintosh HD: Applications: Tapspace: Tapspace: Virtual Drumline 2.5

Macintosh HD: Applications: Tapspace: Virtual Drumline 2.5

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Macintosh HD: Applications: Tapspace: Tapspace: Virtual Drumline 2.5

Macintosh HD: Applications: Tapspace: Virtual Drumline 2.5


Ok, so that explains it. As you'll see above, those two locations do not match, and they need to in order to cure the ";missing samples"; dialog. Do this:

In the VDL 'INFO' window, you'll need to reset the [b]Library Installation Path[/b] to where you're library is actually installed. As you've indicated, it should be at [i]Macintosh HD: Applications: Tapspace: Virtual Drumline 2.5[/i], so click the ";choose"; button, and re-navigate to this location. Once you've done that, restart KP2 and all should work just fine.

i re-navigated and restarted the engine but i'm still ";missing samples.";
the missing samples are sibelius sound essentials.  i'm not sure if that helps.
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the missing samples are sibelius sound essentials.�� i'm not sure if that helps.

Yes that helps. This means that you need to do the same ";library installation path"; setting for Sibelius Sounds Essentials. Since Sibelius Sounds Essentials will only appear in Kontakt Player 2 when you're running KP2 within Sibelius, first launch Sibelius, then open an instance of Kontakt Player 2 (either in the Device Setup or Mixer). Once you've opened KP2, you'll see the SSE ";info"; button where you can set the SSE library path. Which means you should also locate that library, and make sure its path matches the location of your KP2 setting.

This sort of thing happens if libraries are installed in locations that aren't their default, or if you move them once they've been installed.
I seem to be having the same issue, but after looking I noticed that the .nkc files are in the Sibelius Software>Sounds>Essentials folder, but NOT the .nkx files.�� I'm copying those files now and will report back.�� I'm betting it's the same issue of having to manually drag the nkx files that I had to do with VDL2.5.
Oh yes. You definitely need the [b].nkx [/b]files there. Those are the files that contain the samples.
Yep that did it.  Navigate to your Sibelius Software>Sounds>Essentials folder and if the .nkx files aren't there, you'll have to manually drag them from your Sibelius 5 install disc to that folder.  The nkx files can be found in the Other Applications folder on the disc.

Hope that helps.
That worked.  thanks for your help.
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