Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

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Pytchblend
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533 posts since 4 Jul, 2011 from UK

Post Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 am

KONTAKT 5.8.0 - 2018-04-11
ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be filtered by text search
ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be alphabetically sorted
IMPROVED The virtual keyboard now automatically resizes to match rack widths higher than the default
IMPROVED KSP: The maximum number of controls per control type has now been raised to 512
IMPROVED KSP: The maximum array size has now been raised to 1000000
IMPROVED KSP: get_control_par() wouldn’t work for ui_level_meter
IMPROVED KSP: One can now have up to three file selector widgets in a single script slot
IMPROVED The Manage Libraries button now launches the Libraries preferences
FIXED Default file sorting was seemingly random on APFS volumes
FIXED Some KSP UI elements would disappear when used in multiple instruments in the same rack
FIXED KSP: Kontakt would crash when attempting to build a MIDI pattern from a large while loop
FIXED Certain filters would use more memory than necessary
FIXED KSP: mf_reset() would not return an async ID

https://www.native-instruments.com/foru ... 8-0.94387/

rasmusklump
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807 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 am

Do we still have to practice such stupidities like DOWNgrading to add a library with this version ?

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EvilDragon
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17155 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.

Spitfire31
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2779 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 am

Pytchblend wrote:KONTAKT 5.8.0 - 2018-04-11
ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be filtered by text search
ADDED The contents of the Libraries tab can now be alphabetically sorted
FINALLY! :clap: Thank you, NI!

/Joachim
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

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Harry_HH
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3052 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:16 am

EvilDragon wrote:Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.
I don´t care where you add libraries, from the Konakt or via the Native Access. But the trouble is, that the old existing Kontakt libraries have not been able to add by using the Native Access.
Typical case is, when you have for one or other reason lost your system disk, and replaced it, and all your libraries are located in hard drives all over you computer.
You re-isntall the plugin, but wouldn´t like to re-install tons if gigabytes of libraries.
The key question here is: has the NI now, after more than a year, fixed this issue?

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topaz
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4219 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:27 am

Some legacy libraries are not working, certainly EW RA, my most used library fails in 5.8

Hanging tight for a fix, sooner than later hopefully.

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topaz
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4219 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:32 am

That's cool but I wish they would of made sure all libraries worked with it before full rollout.

Or at least a way to run 5.6.6 or .8 alongside the latest builds.
EvilDragon wrote:Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.

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whyterabbyt
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26276 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:38 am

EvilDragon wrote:Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.
And what happens now for those libraries where it doesnt work?
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topaz
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4219 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:44 am

Looks like we have to play a waiting/hoping game.
whyterabbyt wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.
And what happens now for those libraries where it doesnt work?

pettinhouse
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521 posts since 30 Mar, 2006 from Sardinia Italy

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:56 am

Thank you for the info.

Andrea
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maximoog
KVRist
115 posts since 22 Jan, 2007

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:05 am

Great, only 19 updates until version 6 ;-)

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zvenx
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6743 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:15 am

Doesn't Service Center still work to authorize older libraries?
rsp
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EvilDragon
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17155 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:30 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:Add library feature will not return to Kontakt, it's all done with Native Access now.
And what happens now for those libraries where it doesnt work?
Rollback to 5.7.3 for the time being if you absolutely rely on those. NI is aware of the error and are working on a fix, we'll probably have 5.8.1 in due time.


EDIT: Actually, gotta rollback to 5.6.6. RA didn't load in 5.6.8 onwards, curious how nobody noticed till now.

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EvilDragon
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17155 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:45 am

zvenx wrote:Doesn't Service Center still work to authorize older libraries?
rsp
Yes, but Service Center guts were removed from Kontakt since 5.6.8, so it doesn't read those authorizations at all any longer. So this is a bug somewhere between Kontakt and NA.

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zvenx
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6743 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Kontakt updated to 5.8.0

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:48 am

Ahh. didn't realise that.
Every once in awhile I find an errant library that says unauthorized, but haven't had that in awhile.
rsp
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