Pro Tip #1: Run a Kontakt Batch Resave on your libraries to speed up instrument load times.

By Mike Peaslee

Here's a great tip for speeding up the load time on sample libraries within Kontakt. This can be especially helpful for larger and more ram-intensive instrument presets. Kontakt has the ability to store sample path information for a library specifically for your machine and hard drive configuration. It's very easy and only takes a few minutes to do for most libraries, but it can save you a lot of time down the road. We'll walk you through the simple steps below.

1. First, launch Kontakt and press the "Files" button at the top. Select Batch Re-Save from the drop-down menu.


2. Next, you'll see a Warning message asking if you want to proceed. Choose Yes to continue.


3. A browser window will open that lets you find and select the library folder you wish to Resave. Locate the library and select OK.


4. Kontakt will now resave all of the presets in the folder, storing your local sample path data with them. Let it finish and you're done!


Special Note: If you see a "Samples Missing" window pop up, you can re-connect the presets with their missing samples by selecting the Browse For Folder button on the right. Then, locate the folder that all of the library's samples are stored in and press OK. That should resolve any broken file paths and resave the presets so that they load automatically in the future.