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Native Instruments Kontakt 5 (5.6.1), a popular VST to add a lot of new instruments in your DAW software.

Application Details:

Version: 5.6.1
License: Retail
URL: https://www.native-instruments...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing software, launching software, adding instruments, using it in a DAW as a VST plugin (tried Ableton Live, on Wine too) and play instruments in DAWs

What does not

Kontakt is stuck at launch on the scanning step, sometimes crashes, if msvcp140 override is not set to "native" in winecfg.



winetricks msvcp140=native
winetricks win7

What was not tested

Since I am not a professional music maker, I didn't try all the functions of this software. However every functions I tried, from adding a new instrument to tune it, work perfectly.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I only tried with wine-staging, but I guess the "classic" wine should work too.

When I launch the installer and click "Next", sometimes my gnome-shell reloads itself but doesn't close the installer, so it's fine and I can continue installing this. But sometimes gnome-shell crashes, so save all your work before installing Kontakt 5 if you use Gnome 3 as a desktop environment.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 16 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldCryonid 

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