Audiobro Download Center

How to download and activate your library

The Audiobro Download Center is an application that installs and maintains your Audiobro libraries. It is simple to use and optimized for speed. It supports Mac OS 10.13+ and Windows 10+.

Step 1: Download and Launch the Audiobro Download Center (ADC)

After a purchase of one of our libraries, you must log in and then you will be able to see links below for the Audiobro Download Center (ADC) application as well as the Kontakt Player when logged.

Step 2: Download Your Library

Log into the ADC using your existing Audiobro credentials, by accepting both terms of the agreements, and clicking “Log In”.

• Just in case, please do not use a VPN! Our Audiobro Download Center (ADC) application does not support it.

• Turn off all Anti Virus applications. They can interfere with downloads.

Your newly purchased library should be listed for you to download:

Audiobro Download Center (ADC) application

Please take the following precautions:

  1. Please disable any ANTI VIRUS software that may be operating on your computer
  2. Please disable computer power-saving modes (you don’t want your computer to go to sleep after 15 minutes)
  3. Wireless Ethernet is not as reliable as CAT5 or CAT6 cabled Ethernet.
  4. Make sure you turn off firewalls and security apps that may interfere with downloading.
  5. Make sure you have a good connection.
  6. Make sure you have enough room on your disk.
  7. If you are having issues, try installing it on an internal drive and then copying the folder to your Samples drive. Sometimes there are permission issues with certain drives.

The ADC does its best to fix and auto-resume from any problems. In the case that the progress bar does not move for (say) 5 minutes, then quit out of the ADC and simply restart, and the ADC will resume from where it was.

All Audiobro libraries that come with a serial number must first be activated in Native Access. You can download and install Native Access 2 by clicking on this link. Please quit all instances of Kontakt and any audio apps before installing Native Access. Please only use Kontakt in stand-alone (not hosted in a DAW) when activating libraries.

Step 3: Launch Native Access

NOTE: Make sure you quit out of your DAW apps (Cubase, Logic, etc) when installing new libraries. DAWs can interfere with activation. Launch Native Access. Native Access was installed on your system when you installed Kontakt. You can also download Native Access if you don’t have it for some reason. If you already know how to use Native Access, you can skip to Steps #7 and #8.

Aside from launching Native Access natively, you can also launch it from within Kontakt by clicking on “Manage Libraries”:

Then click on “Launch Native Access”:

Native Access will open on your system. If you aren’t signed in automatically, enter your Native Instruments username and password and sign in. If you do not yet have a Native Instruments account you can click on the “Create a Native Instruments account” link on the login screen

Step 4: Add Serial Number

You can copy your serial number from your Audiobro Download Center (ADC) application (just click on the serial number and it will be added to your clipboard,) or your My Account area. In the bottom left of Native Access, click Add Serial and enter your serial number (the older version of Native Access has the Add Serial at the top left):

Serial Number

Step 5:Find Your Library

For ease of use, select the “ALL” and “ALL” filters at the top of the page as seen below. Note, some older pre-NKS libraries may not show up unless you have both “All” selected:

All All
Then, open the Kontakt tab and find your library. If you had already activated the library in the past, then you can look for your library in the “Not Installed”section at the top.

NA2 Locate

Step 6: Click On “Locate”

You can click the Locate button in Native Access and navigate to the library folder to select it:

NA2 Locate highlighted

If you get the error message “That path is invalid”, please read this article. If you have already tried that and it’s still not working and this was a previously installed library, make sure to you LOCATE Library in Kontakt (the Locate button in the Kontakt library browser) and then refresh Native Access.

If that STILL doesn’t work, then there is a possibility that your Library folder name is having issues with Native Access (Native Access made some changes recently). Check to see that your .nicnt file name is contained within your library folder name. For example, if your .nicnt name is “LA Scoring Strings.nicnt”, then you should have “LA Scoring Strings” in the folder name.

You should now be able to load your patches and play your library.

In general, do not rename your library folder, it may cause issues with Native Access when trying to repair or relocate a library.

Step 7: Create Backup

Please make a backup of your Audiobro Library Folder to a safe and secure hard drive for safe-keeping. While you can request to download all those GBs of sample data again, there will be a small $9 USD to cover cloud server and edge server download fees (all your libraries will be re-downloadable for $9). Downloads of patches and non-sample content and updates will have no charge.

Step 8: Do a Batch Resave to optimize performance

It’s always a good idea to do a Batch Resave on a newly installed Kontakt library. It will dramatically speed up the patch load times. To do this, follow the instructions here: Batch Resave.

Please take the following precautions:

  1. You may not have activated your product yet in Native Access. Check starting at Step #3 above to make sure that you have added your serial and that the product is activated.
  2. You may have some corrupt data in the resources container. To resolve this, close Kontakt and navigate (in Finder or Windows Explorer) to the library with which you are experiencing the issue. Open the ‘Samples’ folder, and delete any files with a ‘.nkc’ extension. Re-open Kontakt and open a preset from the library; the GUI issue should now be resolved.
  3. If you are using VE Pro, make sure your Audiobro library instances are not “de-coupled”.