Kontakt Player 4 for Mac?


I just got Sibelius 7.0.2 installed on my Macbook and I'm in the process of trying to get VDL set up in it to go along with it. As I'm reading some info on getting this set up, I believe I need to install Kontakt 4 to use it as a VST plugin. However, I see that Native Instruments has released Kontakt Player 5 and there are some compatibility issues with Sibelius on this version

Can I still get Kontakt 4 anywhere or is there a workaround to make Kontakt Player 5 work so I can begin using VDL2 in the same way I am currently using it for Sibelius 6?


Currently, there's an issue where Sibelius 7 doesn't recognize Kontakt 5 as a ";kontakt"; type device, but I understand this will be fixed in the next maintenance update of Sibelius.

I'll send you a private message to see if we can get you going in the meantime.

I've now been able to get the Kontakt 4 player installed and upgraded to 4.2.4 instance. However, I created a soundset with a couple instances of the Kontakt 4 player as an AU plugin pointed toward virtual drumline 2.5 as the instrument selection.

Now whenever I choose that soundset, the Kontakt Player opens and tries to load some sounds and freezes even though there are no instruments or anything in the blank score I created. I have to do a hard stop on Sibelius to restart it and it seems like this soundset I created is screwed up but I'm not able to even get to a place where I can delete it to start over as it freezes Sibelius.

Is there a setting in Sibelius 7 or the Kontakt player I can check that might help fix this?
When you're talking about soundsets, I assume you're referring to playback configurations. Sound sets are selected in the column to the right of your active devices. Note - you may have to double-click this area to get the menu to pop up.

If Sibelius 7 is crashing when you load an instance of Kontakt Player 4.2.4, I wonder if there's an incompatibility with Sibelius 7 that the folks at Avid are working on.

Assuming you can work in the Playback Devices window, you should remove any loaded instruments from within KP4, then re-save the playback configuration. When a configuration is saved with instruments already loaded, Sibelius will want to load those instruments anytime you recall the configuration.
Strangely enough, I deleted Kontakt 4 using the Appcleaner application and it got rid of the freezing problem.

Even though I deleted the Kontakt 4 Player, Sibelius 7 is still able to load sounds via the plugin devices and it thinks Kontakt is still loaded in OSX. I was going to try to reinstall the upgrade to 4.2.4 but I may leave it as is to see how it continues to function.
Appcleaner may not have gotten rid of the plugin. You'll find AU plugins are located at:
[i]Macintosh HD>Library>Audio>Plug-ins>Components[/i]

VST plugins are located at:
[i]Macintosh HD>Library>Audio>Plug-ins>VST[/i]
Where do I get the latest version (4.2.4) of Kontakt Player 4... I CANNOT find it anywhere? I'm running lion and sib. 7.... cannot get VDL to work... or recognize... HELP!!!
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Where do I get the latest version (4.2.4) of Kontakt Player 4... I CANNOT find it anywhere? I'm running lion and sib. 7.... cannot get VDL to work... or recognize... HELP!!!

Please submit a [url=https://www.tapspace.com/hesksupport/]support ticket[/url] and someone should be able to get you on track.
Did anyone find out where to get Kontakt player 4?  I have Kontakt player 2.2.4 and I just got 7 and I am in the middle of finishing up some percussion arrangements and now I can't finish it because It is not working.  Please someone!  Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

I don't see any of the vst plugins like I did when I would open my playback devices back in sibelius 6?

I am using

Sibelius 7.0.2
VDL 2.5.2
Mac Book Pro 10.7.1
Intel i7

Please Help!


When you install Sibelius 7, it doesn't overwrite Sibelius 6. So if you're in a time crunch with your project, you should be able to proceed with Sibelius 6 without any problems. The lesson? If everything's working fine, don't make major updates to new software in the middle of an important project! I've learned the same lesson myself, over and over... :)

For best results using VDL with OS X 10.7 Lion, use Kontakt Player 4.2.4 or Kontakt Player 5.

Sibelius 7.0.2 isn't currently compatible with Kontakt Player 5, however I think this is supposed to be addressed in an upcoming update - hopefully soon.

We received your support ticket, so you should have already seen that by now.
I figured out that I could still use Sibelius 6 while 7 is installed after I sent this email, but I figured I got to get 7 working.  Should I keep 6 installed or should i remove it at a later date?

I went into 7 after installing Kontakt 4.2.4 update and everything is grayed out on the left hand side under Devices.  Is this because I am running sibelius in 64 bit mode.  Do I need to run Sibelius in 32 bit mode?  If I need to do that how do I do that.  Do I have to do it with Kontakt player 4 also?

I am using the sibelius 6b template made by write score. 

Thanks Nick
If you want to run Sibelius 7 in 32-bit mode, select the application, then ";Get Info"; and check the box that says ";Open in 32-bit mode."; Once you do this, the next time you launch the application, it'll be running in 32-bit mode. Let us know how that works for you.
I opened Sibelius 7 in 32bit mode and went to play back configuration and everything is still grayed out.

I bought the Sibelius Disks, but when I got the disks I had a piece of paper in it saying that I needed to go to avid and download installers!  I did this but I never ran them I just but in my disks and loaded from there.  Do you think this might cause the devices to be grayed out.  Did I miss something?  I see Kontakt player 4 now, but I am not sure if I should uninstall Sibelius 7 and then reinstall everything with the installers from avids website?


I figured it out. 

In Sibelius 6 you could just activate and deactivate devices and then rename that configuration.  In Sibelius 7 you have to create a new configuration and then activate devices, you can not activate and deactivate devices to an already existing play back configuration. 

I got the sounds to work and VDL up and running and then my sound sets crashed.  I got this message...

anyone got any ideas?

Thanks for the help

Make sure you've applied the Sibelius 7 Sounds library update. Get it from the Sibelius site.
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