NKS Quickstart


Installing NKS support for your VSL plug-ins is a great way to use Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Machine.

  1. Open the Vienna Assistant and log in.

  2. Select the Not Installed tab and scroll to the NKS category.

  3. Select a product range to install NKS support for individual libraries.

  4. Start your Komplete Kontrol / Maschine software to trigger a rescan of the installed NKS Preset.

  5. The instruments browser in Komplete Kontrol and Maschine now contains the presets for your VSL products and you can start exploring right away.


Loading Presets

Browse and load your presets with your Komplete Kontrol Keyboard or Maschine.

  1. Press browser on your hardware and navigate through your products, banks and presets with the 4D-Push-Encoder.

Loading Presets

  1. When you found a preset you like, load it by pressing the Encoder button.


Where can I install NKS Presets?

All NKS presets can be installed via the Vienna Assistant software under the NKS product category.

Plug-in not found... What can I do?

  1. The path of the plug-in is not assigned in Komplete Kontrol.
  • Open the Preferences of Komplete Kontrol.
  • Go to Plug-Ins/Locations and click "Add"
  1. Komplete Kontrol does come with support for VST2 & VST3. In case you wish to work with VST2, please ensure that you have selected the correct path in your Vienna Assistant preferences and also added the same path to your Komplete Kontrol software. After reinstalling your player plug-ins, they are placed correctly.

Which VSL products are supported?

(Grouped by NKS categories)

Starter Editions:

  • FREE Big Bang Orchestra
  • FREE Celestial Strings
  • FREE Fujara Flute
  • FREE Harp Glissandos
  • FREE Small Percussion
  • FREE Soft Imperial
  • FREE Violin Runs
  • Synchron Prime Edition
  • SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions
  • Vienna Smart Orchestra
  • Vienna Smart Hits
  • Vienna Smart Spheres
  • Epic Orchestra 2.0

Big Bang Orchestra:

  • Big Bang Orchestra: Altair
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Black Eye
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Tana
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Ursa
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Vega
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Wallia
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Xenia
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Ymir
  • Big Bang Orchestra: Zodiac

Synchron Series:

  • Synchron Strings I
  • Synchron Elite Strings
  • Synchron FX Strings I

Synchron Percussion:

  • Synchron Power Drums

Synchron Pianos:

  • Synchron Bösendorfer Imperial
  • Synchron Fazioli F308
  • Synchron Concert D-274
  • Synchron Yamaha CFX
  • Synchron BlĂŒthner 1895
  • Synchron Bösendorfer Upright
  • Synchron Bösendorfer 280 VC
  • Synchron German Upright 1904

SYNCHRON-ized Collections

  • SYNCHRON-ized Appassionata Strings
  • SYNCHRON-ized Chamber Strings
  • SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings I-III
  • SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds
  • SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass
  • SYNCHRON-ized Solo Voices
  • SYNCHRON-ized Vienna Choir
  • SYNCHRON-ized Soprano Choir
  • SYNCHRON-ized Whistler
  • SYNCHRON-ized Elements

Please feel free to contact us at support@vsl.co.at if you have any questions!

And: Enjoy making music!

Your Vienna Symphonic Library Team