Problem with loading Kontakt

I whitelisted Kontakt 5 like this:

Kontakt 5

Then I started up Dorico, and tried to add from the + button a new VST Instrument when in the Play, but Kontakt doesn’t show up. The log file says this though:

2016-10-20 17:22:32 : Read VST2 White List ---------- :
2016-10-20 17:22:32 : Kontakt 5=>00000000000000000000000000000000
2016-10-20 17:22:32 : VST2WhiteList : Kontakt 5
2016-10-20 17:22:32 : Plugin accepted: Kontakt 5.dll

What am I missing? Doesn’t Dorico find Kontakt5.dll? Usually I have all my VST plugins in D:\Data\VST and D:\Data\VST64, and I had to move Kontakt5.dll from the VST64 to C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins. It would be nice to setup the place to scan VST plugins btw :slight_smile:.

Here’s the whole log file:

Why did you edit the whitelist in first place? Because Kontakt was already in there, we put it in there by default.

Also, you should add “Kontakt 5 16 out” because this will give you a better performance with multiple instruments.

The log clearly shows that Dorico found Kontakt, so it also should turn up in the list of available instruments. Why it doesn’t…big mystery… But in another thread we had another guy with problems on whitelisting other instruments. We’re still investigating on that. Probably this is related.

On the ability to setup the place for scanning VST2 plugs, this is already in planning and will come soon.

Well it didn’t work with Kontakt 5 16 out, then I changed it to Kontakt 5. I tried now Kontakt 5 16out, because the dll is named Kontakt 5 16out.dll, then it gets accepted: 2016-10-20 19:57:23 : Plugin accepted: Kontakt 5 16out.dll

But still Kontakt doesn’t show up in the VST Instruments list.

Great news that the update will come soon.

I’m also not seeing Kontakt in my list of VST instruments. Where is this log file? HALion Sonic SE2 is loading fine. I’m also able to see my Arturia instruments and Montage Connect. I’m running WIndows and my VSTs are stored under c:\vstplugins. I did try copying the Kontakt .dlls to “C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins” and restarting, but no luck.

Edited: It seems that copying the 3 Kontakt VST dlls to the “C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins” directory and not touching the whitelist file did the trick. Not sure why I didn’t see them initially, but I can now see Kontakt is the list of availables VSTs.

Back to my original question… the OP mentioned a log file showing what VSTs got loaded. What is the location of this file on Windows?

See this thread for help with the VST2 whitelist procedure.


I tried every proposed solution posted here and still Kontakt 5 does not appear in the list of available VST instruments.

the plugins are located in :

C:\Program Files\Native Instruments\VSTPlugins 64 bit

the whitelist is as follows :

Kontakt 5 16out

Is there anything I have missed here ?

There is an xml file listing which paths Dorico searches… don’t think native instr is among those… on my system Kontakt gets actively blacklisted…

Many thanks Fratveno ! I have tried to move the Kontakt 16out.dll to C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins but it didn’t solve my problem.

Hereafter the details of the log file (C:\Users<user>\AppData\Local\Temp\VSTAudioEngine):

2016-10-25 20:40:59 : Read VST2 White List ---------- :
2016-10-25 20:40:59 : Kontakt 5 16 out=>5653544E694F376B6F6E74616B742035
2016-10-25 20:40:59 : VST2WhiteList : Kontakt 5 16 out
2016-10-25 20:41:00 : Plugin refused: RealStrat (2 mono).dll

Hi guys,

could you please copy the Kontakt DLLs to C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2 ?
I have them at that location and Kontakt loads fine for me (it’s just a demo version, but that shouldn’t matter).

If it still doesn’t do for you, then please post your log files that can be found under:


Hi Ulf,
Kontakt ends up in the Vst2xPlugin Blacklist VSTAudioEngine.xml file along with PLAY.

MANY THANKS ULF : IT WORKS !!! I have moved the Kontakt dlls to C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2 and now Kontakt 5 is available in Dorico. :smiley:

Excellent, I’m glad to hear that :smiley: