So you’ve just purchased your latest Sonic Zest instrument, but how do you install it? Below is a guide to help get you started.

1. How do I install my Kontakt instrument?
2. How can I add effects (delay & reverb etc) to my patches?
3. What should I do if Kontakt says samples are missing?


1. Unzip your download.

2. Copy and paste the extracted folder into the “Instruments” sub-folder under the main “Kontakt Factory Library” folder – see below.

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3. Your downloads will now appear in the Kontakt Factory Library, like below.

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Adding effects (delay, reverb etc.)

Some of our instruments have very simple interfaces. This doesn’t mean that effects can’t be used powerfully. Here are your two options.

1. Inside Kontakt: Click the spanner icon at the top left of the Kontakt patch. Effects plugins can then be added inside the “Insert Effects” module.

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2. Outside Kontakt: Alternatively you can add effects outside of Kontakt and inside your sequencer of choice. If you use Logic Pro X you can click “Audio FX” and then select from a wide selection of effects plugins.

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Samples Missing

Occasionally when moving sample libraries around in Kontakt you are met with the below message.

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Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click the “Browse for folder” in the “Resolve Manually” box.

2. You will be met with the below window – press “Choose”.

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3. Problem solved. To prevent it happening again you will need to click “Batch re-save”, which is found in the “Files” drop-down menu – as highlighted below.

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4. You will then be met with this warning. Click “Yes” and you’re good to go.

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Feel free to contact us if you have any further issues.

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