Download & Installation

How Do I Install Emergence Audio Products?

After every purchase an email will be sent shortly after with instructions explaining the download process.

Please be sure to read the instruments overview located at the top and bottom of every instrument page on our site before purchasing to make sure you understand the requirements and compatibility of each instrument in our catalog.

How to install instruments that require the Full Version of Kontakt that are not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player.

How to install instruments that require the Free Kontakt Player and Compatible with Native Instruments Hardware.

Native Access Downloader is required:

Don't have Native Access? click here

Step 1: Click on, "Add Serial Number" at the top left in Native Access

Step 2: Enter Your Serial Number

Step 3: Go to "View Products Not Installed"

Step 4: Go to product and click "Install"

(once install is complete)

Step 5: Open Kontakt Player, your Emergence Audio Instrument will be in the Library Browser, happy creating!

The Native Access Downloader is required to download our Free Kontakt Player/NKS-ready instruments. Don't have the Native Access Downloader? You can download it free here: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/native-access/

Don't have the Free Kontakt Player? The Kontakt Player is required for all our NKS compatible instruments, you can download it here: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6-player/

How Do I Fix Missing Content / Samples?

If you are receiving a missing content message when loading up your instrument, this video walks you through how to batch resave any Kontakt library. Always select a single sample library folder at a time when batch resaving. Performing a Batch resave will correct the file paths of the samples within a library and speed up instrument load time.

Why Can’t I See the Library in the Library Tab in Kontakt?

Some of our libraries are designed exclusively for the full paid version of Kontakt and do not require activation in Native Access. These libraries will load via the Kontakt file browser, simply opening a .nki from the library instrument folder.

I Have to Re-download My Instrument, How Do I Do This?

After every purchase an email will be sent shortly after with instructions explaining the download process. If you've purchased a library that is not NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) and your download does expire, please reach out to us. If you can't find your download info via email you can always login to your account via our website. The login icon is located at the top right of our page.

I’m Having Trouble With My Download, What Steps Should I Take?

There are factors that can interrupt or slow the downloading process, so we put together a few troubleshooting steps to take. 

First, we recommend checking your internet speed, which can be done so here.

Anything above 100 Mbps is recommended for best results. 

Also check to see if there are firewalls possibly blocking your zip files from being downloaded/installed. 

A few more notes:

It's always best to download to an internal or a thunderbolt connected HD than an external USB HD as it’s a more stable destination for transferring data. 

We are hosted on industry standard Amazon S3 servers, but there are times of the day where traffic is busier than others, so downloading on off-hours could increase your speeds and can be more stable. 

As always, please reach out to us if you continue to have issues. Some of the information to provide that would be extra helpful is your ISP, operating system, location, and screenshots of any error messages. 

Install Issue via Native Access “Add Library” or “Serial Number Does Not Belong to Known Product”. What should I do?

When you input your serial number into Native Access, you may see the message "The Serial Does Not Belong to a Known Product."

Occasionally, the servers throughout the world take a little time to synchronize after you register your serial number via Native Access.

If your not seeing an "INSTALL" button next to your NKS instrument try the following:

  • Press the Refresh button at the top right which is located on the left of your Account Icon
  • Then close and restart Native Access
  • You should now see the "INSTALL" Button next to your Emergence Audio product

If the problem does not resolve itself, the following measures can be taken:

Your solution will change depending on whether you use Mac or Windows.

  • Delete the following files from MacOS:

"/Library/Application Support/Native Instruments/Service Center/NativeAccess.xml"

"/Library/Application Support/Native Instruments/Service Center/[LIBRARY NAME].xml"

"/Library/Preferences/com.native-instruments.[LIBRARY NAME].plist"

  • Delete the following files from Windows:

"C:Program Files > Common Files > Native Instruments > Service Center > NativeAccess.xml"

"C:Program Files > Common Files > Native Instruments > Service Center > [LIBRARY NAME].xml"

"C:Program Files > Native Instruments > Service Center > NativeAccess.xml"

"C:Program Files > Native Instruments > Service Center > [LIBRARY NAME].xml"

If this issue persists, please contact support after attempting all of the above solutions in this sequence.

Product Information

Can I Use the Free Kontakt Player?

It depends on the Instrument. Please make sure to read the overview on each instrument you're interested in purchasing in detail. For example "Quantum" is NKS Compatible and can be used in Kontakt and the Free Kontakt Player while "Quantum Steel Tongue" will require the full retail version of Kontakt and is not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player. You can learn more about Native Instruments Kontakt software here.

Do I Need Any Other Software to Use Emergence Audio Products?

Yes, you will need the full retail version of Kontakt or the Free Kontakt player depending on what instrument you are interested in purchasing. If you don't own the Kontakt software you can learn more about it here.

Where Can I Find Emergence Audio User Manuals?

Our User Manuals can be found in your downloaded library via the documents folder and at the bottom of the Instruments page for the product in the “Requirements” tab.


Can I Submit Demos to Emergence Audio?

Emergence Audio features some of the best artists and demo makers in the world. We are always interested in hearing new things and new submissions. Please send us a streaming link of your submissions for consideration to artists@emergenceaudio.com. We listen to all submissions made to us and we will get in touch with you if we're interested in using your composition. If you do not hear from us we encourage you to post your demo on our Facebook timeline.

Account & Purchase

Where Can I Find My Purchase?

You'll receive an order confirmation via email with all of your order information. You'll also be able to login to your Account to see all of your purchases, downloads, etc. For any library that is for the Free Kontakt Player, your purchase will appear in the Orders section of your account along with your serial number information. All Full Kontakt Libraries will appear in Downloads. For Native Access install instructions please refer to How Do I Install Emergence Audio Products? at the top of this FAQ page.

What is Your Return Policy?

Please review our terms of use here. Due to the nature of downloadable products and online services, no refunds are available for Products that have already been downloaded or have serial numbers.

Do You Offer An Education & Military Discount?

Yes! We offer students, educators, military members and veterans a 30% discount on all items that are not currently on sale or bundled. Please send us your name, school or facility, and proof of enrollment or credentials to education@emergenceaudio.com for us to review. After we verify your info, we'll send over your discount code to apply at checkout.

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