Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the three websites where the CL-Projects products are being sold ?
Kontakt Hub, Sampleism and Synthmob are deep resource community-based marketplaces where you can find cool, unique and inspiring Kontakt libraries, synth presets, samples and more made by developers from all around the world.
2. Do the CL-Projects Kontakt libraries work in Kontakt Player ?
No, all the CL-Projects Kontakt libraries will only work in the 'Full' version of Kontakt. If you try to load a library in a non-full Kontakt or in Kontakt Player, the library will only work for 15 minutes in demo mode. If you want to add a CL-Projects library via the 'Add library' tab, you will get an error message because none of the CL-Projects libraries are Kontakt Player compatible.
3. How do i know a CL-Projects Kontakt library will work in my Kontakt version ?
To use a CL-Projects library you must use the version of Kontakt that the library was created for, or newer because the library will not work in an older Kontakt version as mentioned in the 'Features' tab of the library's webpage. I recommend to always check the Kontakt version before making a purchase.
4. How do i check the Kontakt version i have installed ?
To check your version of Kontakt, click on the Kontakt logo at the top left corner of the Kontakt window. An information box will pop up which shows the version number you have installed. To close the dialog box, just click on the pop-up window.
5. How do i load the CL-Projects Kontakt libraries into Kontakt ?
After you unzipped the downloaded zip file after purchase, move the library folder to a desired location on your harddrive. In Kontakt, open the Kontakt browser by clicking on the 'Browse' icon at the top of the Kontakt window, if not already open. In the Kontakt Browser window, click on the 'Files' tab next to the 'Libraries' tab. This will open a file browser into the Kontakt interface. Navigate to the location where you have placed the library folder. From here you can open the 'Instruments' or 'Multis' folders and select the instrument or multi you want to load by double clicking it or drag it into the Kontakt interface.
6. What is a SysEx file ?
A SysEx file ontains raw MIDI System Exclusive (SysEx) messages. It allows a computer to communicate with external MIDI compatible devices, such as transferring patch data from a synthesizer to a computer's hard drive or vice versa.
7. How do i transfer a SysEx file into my hardware synthesizer ?
Because the installation is product specific, you have to consult the installation pdf file of the patch bank you want to use to know how to transfer it to your synthesizer. Also consult the synthesizer manual to find out how to transfer patch banks to and from your synthesizer. To transfer SysEx files to and from your PC, i recommend MIDI-OX which is included in the purchased patch bank. You can it here too. For MAC users i recommend Snoize SysEx Librarian which you can find here.
8. What is MIDI-OX and what is it used for ?
MIDI-OX is a multi-purpose tool for PC that is both a diagnostic tool and a System Exclusive librarian. It is is used to test MIDI response from your keyboard or MIDI devices but it is mainly used to dump preset data to be stored for later use or to transfer SysEx data to a synthesizer. Youcan find MIDI-OX in the Free Downloads section.
9. What is SysEx Librarian and what is it used for ?
SysEx Librarian is an app to let your Mac communicate with MIDI devices using System Exclusive messages, also known as SysEx. The most common use is to backup patch data from synthesizers, although there are others (such as sending firmware updates). It's easy to keep a library of the SysEx files you use most often, and to record new SysEx files. You can find SysEx Librarian in the 'Free Downloads' section.
10. What is MEGA and what is it used for ?
Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service offered by Mega Limited, an Auckland-based company. The service is offered primarily through web-based apps. Mega mobile apps are also available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.