Is Kontakt 4 Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Logic Pro X

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Native Instruments Kontakt 4 was released in Feb' 2010 and Kontakt 5 was then released in Jan' 2012. Since the release of Kontakt 5 there has been many changes with computer operating systems; especially on Mac with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (July 2012) and OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Oct' 2013), as well as ALL major DAWs/music hosts having new version updates (Live 9, Cubase 7, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 11, Sonar X3...), with no official mention of Kontakt 6 yet, has the time come to upgrade to Kontakt 5?

Users of the Native Instruments Kontakt 4 engine are reporting compatibility issues when loading in the newest OS X 10.9 Mavericks. There are mixed reports of Kontakt 4 running fine in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but Kontakt 4 may still not be fully compatible with Logic Pro X.

Native Instruments do not appear to have officially released that Kontakt 4 is not compatible in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. However, due to the lack of updates to Kontakt 4 since 2011, but yet there have been plenty of updates to Kontakt 5 (version 5.3.1 released March 2014, latest details here), it does imply that only Kontakt 5 is being brought forward with the newest OS and DAW releases.

For more information on Kontakt 4 compatibility, please see the NI forum link below:

http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/kontakt-4-compatibility-with-osx-versions.215336/

Possible solutions?

If you are running the free Kontakt 4 Player and not the fully purchased Kontakt 4 engine, then you can simply install the latest free Kontakt 5 Player and all of your Kontakt 4 Player products will still load into the Kontakt 5 Player. Details on Kontakt 5 Player download here.

If you own Kontakt 4 or any Kontakt 4 libraries then you may be entitled to a reduced Upgrade / Cross-grade version of the full Kontakt 5 engine. Please see link below for more details and to see if you are applicable for the upgrade / cross-grade pricing:
http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/synths-samplers/kontakt-5/pricing/crossgrade-offer/

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Category: Logic Pro, Mac OSX, Native Instruments Kontakt, Big Fish Audio, General Knowledge

Last updated on April 7, 2014 with 6235 views