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Native Instruments Kontakt 5 v5.7.3 Portable WiN screenshot
Once again, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS raises the bar with KONTAKT 5 — the latest version of the industry-leading sampler. KONTAKT 5 takes a bold leap forward with 37 new filters, four new on-board studio effects, updated time-stretching, a new instrument bus system and more. As you will see from the new STUDIO DRUMMER, for example, it's a deep-rooted update to the KONTAKT platform, allowing us — and you — to create even better instruments and more powerful, expressive sounds.


- All settings are stored in the program folder (full portability)
- No need to install additional software (Service Center)
- Simultaneous work with the installed version without conflicts and with different settings
- Removed all restrictions of demo version
- You can load third-party libraries without activation
- You can edit the password protected scripts
- You can resave patches of protected libraries with samples

Release Date: 2017-12-20
Version: 5.7.3 Build 37
Publisher: Native Instruments
Format: Standalone EXE, VSTi
Protection unlock method: patch
OS: Windows 7 or above (32bit, 64bit)

Release features:

1, Installation, including additional software (Service Center, Native Access, MS VS C++ runtime), is not required.
2. All settings are saved in the portable folder (Windows registry is not used).
3. Library Manager integrated instead of abolished Add Library button.
4. Can be used in parallel with the installed version of the Kontakt.
5. You do not need to activate protected libraries.
6. You can edit password protected scripts.
7. You can re-save patches of protected libraries with samples.

KONTAKT 5.7.3 Changelog:

* IMPROVED Kontakt now starts noticeably faster, especially on systems with many Libraries
* FIXED exFAT drives would not show up in Kontakt’s File Browser on macOS
* FIXED APFS drives would not show up in Kontakt’s File Browser

NOTE: Instructions how to update from Kontakt Portable 5.7.0 or 5.7.1 inside.
Tested on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and working fine. Loading time is MUCH faster.

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  Member 16.01.2018 12
ohh~~!! finally i got 5.7.3 version of kontakt portable. it's very useful thanks
  Resident 22.11.2009 211
Thanks a lot this Version load very fast
  Member 25.07.2017 26
Thanks a lot
  Member 20.04.2015 15
Is a previous version necessary to install this? Many thanks, btw.
  Resident 17.01.2012 7 431
You are welcome!
No, it is not necessary as this is complete installation.
I just added step-by-step notes how to easy update if you already have previous portable version installed
  Member 20.04.2015 15
Triffic! Thanks, again
  Resident 26.07.2016 139
Hi Playtimer! First of all, thank u thank u thank u

Now, I have full installed version of Kontakt 5.0.0 provided by R2r Long time ago and portable 5.6.6 running together in DaW (and elsewhere) and working fine... I'm scared! lol

Can I also use this version and have 3 kontakts working together? How? Do you recommend deleting older versions? Please let me know.

If there's one thing you can say about mankind,
there's nothing kind about man.
  Resident 17.01.2012 7 431
Hi mate, my pleasure :)

I'm afraid full Kontakt and 2 portable versions should work as standalone, but may cause conflict in your DAW. Honestly I haven't tried it but I can say this portable version works better than earlier ones. Loads faster than my full Kontakt 5.5.2 and all libraries are working.
You can try moving portable folder 5.6.6 and it's VST dll's to another location temporarily and install portable 5.7.3

Test everything and if it works fine just keep this one instead.
Hope this helps, cheers!
  Resident 26.07.2016 139
Thanks again my friend! I will try what you propose. DAZ (who is very generous and knows about this stuff) is helping me. Can't thank him enough!

Thanks again Playtimer!
If there's one thing you can say about mankind,
there's nothing kind about man.
  Resident 17.01.2012 7 431
Glad to hear that! Daz is the man, his posts helped me a lot several times when I had Kontakt issues
  Resident 19.11.2013 1 1487
Hey thanks guys, but I'm not really the man nor do I know much about using Kontakt, I've hardly used it, I just know how to install it....I think
  Resident 27.08.2013 394
I installed new. Working great. Library manager fix is greatly appreciated.
  Member 8.06.2014 3
Hi Playtimer, thank you for this! Question: Can I update from "Native Instruments Kontakt 5.v5.6.8 SYMLiNK FIXED Add Library Problem" ???
Thanks again
  Member 23.04.2016 2 469
@sigourney Hey man .. It's a Portable Version, You don't have to mess with your previous Full Installed Software. You can have both
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  Member 5.07.2017 45
works great on my end ty.
i cant load or add to library this piano "EWQL Yamaha CP-80" it doesn't have a .nicnt file, could somebody guide me to what i have to do in order to make it work, thank u.
  Resident 17.01.2012 7 431
Just look on the sister site for MINI-NINCT to generate .ninct file and add it through Library Manager. It's a great tool and you should be fine
  Resident 2.10.2013 273
Hey thanks @playtimer

I wonder why it is in the archive section NOT on the new releases ??
  Resident 17.01.2012 7 431
Errr... I believe because it's actually from December 2017/January 2018. Ended up in archive section but never mind... what matters is it's on the site now
  Member 6.05.2014 285
been using this a while, it's great!
  Member 25.02.2016 50
The vst plugin with fl studio 12 works fine while with ableton live 10 start the plugin and when i click "menage libraries" i check:
Kontakt requires library manager to continue with this action.Its executable should be located here ecc ecc..then i open the application "Library Manager" and add all libraries that appear but they are not added in kontakt
  Member 12.03.2018 1
How do I get libraries to use after downloading this?
  Resident 1.02.2017 307
if you ran the .exe file as administrator, this extracted every elements of the program to a folder Kontakt57Portable. In this folder go to Helper/Library Manager and run the application Library Manager, run as Administrator.
In the app click Add, you can select more than one library at once, if you wish you can add all of your libraries at once, very practical!
Don't forget to click Save when you finished, before you close the app.
  Member 26.12.2017 1
OK, so i clicked on the Library Manager, but it said no libraries were found. Where do we find the libraries, isn't this download supposed to come with it or do we have to download the default libraries separately
  Member 11.02.2014 13 174
I have encountered this problem picture below
anyone have an idea

and crash log file is crypted ??
  Member 16.11.2014 16
Your SNPID might be wrong.
  Member 11.02.2014 13 174
Can you explain more?
What do you mean by SNPID ?
  Member 11.02.2014 13 174
I searched and found this information
SNPID is the data that identify each library for Kontakt.

Do you think installing the old version solves the problem
and reinstalled it this ?

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