How To Install

How to Install a New ProjectSAM Library

How to Install A New ProjectSAM Library

Time required: approx. 10 mins (excluding download)

This page covers the installation and activation process of a new ProjectSAM library

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STEP 1: DOWNLOAD

Download your library


If you haven't done so yet, please download your library first.

You can do this manually through your browser or using the Downloader application.


STEP 2: OPEN DOWNLOAD PACKAGE

Open the downloaded dmg or zip file


When your download is finished you will find a single dmg (Mac) or zip (Windows) file in your download's destination folder. Please open this file by double-clicking it.

Please note: opening the dmg or zip file may take a while, depending on the size of the library!




STEP 3: COPY LIBRARY FOLDER

Copy the Library folder to a local drive


When the dmg or zip file has been opened you will find a Library folder inside. Copy this folder to a local drive, such as your internal hard drive or a dedicated drive that you use for samples.

Mac only: after this step it is safe to eject the dmg disk image.




STEP 4: BACKUP!

Make a backup for future installations


Before continuing, we highly recommend that you make a safe backup of the dmg or zip file for future installations. While you are allowed to request redownloads of your library, it is much faster to simply retrieve the library from a backup drive.






STEP 5: INSTALL KONTAKT

Install Kontakt Player (new users only)


If this is your first library that uses Native Instruments Kontakt, download and install the free Kontakt Player from Native Instruments.






STEP 6: INSTALL NATIVE ACCESS

Install Native Access (if not yet installed)


If it is not installed yet, download Native Access, which lets you activate and manage your Native Instruments software and Kontakt libraries from one single application. It also helps us to offer you technical support, if needed. Download Native Access from the Native Instruments website.

Open Native Access and log in using your Native Instruments account. If you don't have a Native Instruments account yet, please create one.

Note: Your Native Instruments login is not the same login as you use for the ProjectSAM website.






STEP 7: ADD & ACTIVATE LIRARY

Using Native Access


Click the Add a Serial button in the top-left corner and enter your your library serial number.

Now click Add Serial.






STEP 8: LOCATE LIBRARY FOLDER

Locate the your library Library folder in Native Access


Native Access will now ask you where your your library Library folder is located.

Click Browse and point to the correct folder. This is normally the destination folder you chose when you started the your library download.






DONE!

Your new library is now ready


Congratulations! Your new your library library is now ready to be used in Kontakt, Komplete and Maschine.

Enjoy!