When loading a library instrument in KONTAKT you receive the following error message:
Your version of Kontakt is too old to load this file.
This message appears when you attempt to load a library instrument in KONTAKT which had originally been saved with a newer version of the software.
Note: KONTAKT Play Series libraries (ANALOG DREAMS / ETHERAL EARTH / HYBRID KEYS) can only be opened in KONTAKT 6 (Player) and will also cause this error if opened within KONTAKT 5.
- Install KONTAKT's latest update with Native Access. You will find any available update under the Available updates tab. KONTAKT 6 will appear in Native Access as Kontakt:
Note: If running an earlier version of macOS, the latest KONTAKT update may not be available via Native Access due to compatibility limitations. See this article to find compatibility info for KONTAKT and your version of macOS.
- If you wish to use a KONTAKT Play Series library (ANALOG DREAMS / ETHERAL EARTH / HYBRID KEYS), ensure that you load it with either KONTAKT 6 or KONTAKT 6 Player. KONTAKT 6 will appear in your DAW as Kontakt:
- If the problem persists after having installed KONTAKT's latest update on a Windows computer, your host sequencer may be loading an outdated version of the KONTAKT VST plug-in. To learn how to do administer your VST plug-ins correctly on a Windows computer, watch this video.