Loss of Kontakt 5 when upgrading to Cubase 10.5.20

JonBourne

New Member
Technical issue I’m hoping someone can help me with: I’ve upgraded from Cubase 10.5.0 to 10.5.20 which seems more stable for OS10.14 but Kontakt 5 has disappeared as a VST . Seems to be blacklisted. Any ideas / help would be much appreciated

Jon
 

bcarwell

Senior Member
OMG (maybe)- I am about to upgrade from CB Pro 8.5 and from Kontakt 5. What is this "blacklisted" thingie ? Is it possible if I upgrade I will not be able to ever again use Kontakt 5, or is it merely a (simple ?) bit flip somewhere I've got to do to re-enable K5 ? I HATE IT when something breaks from a "new and improved" upgrade when my prior system was working just fine. "When it ain't broke, don't fix it" seems somewhat rational.
 
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JonBourne

JonBourne

New Member
OMG (maybe)- I am about to upgrade from CB Pro 8.5 and from Kontakt 5. What is this "blacklisted" thingie ? Is it possible if I upgrade I will not be able to ever again use Kontakt 5, or is it merely a (simple ?) bit flip somewhere I've got to do to re-enable K5 ? I HATE IT when something breaks from a "new and improved" upgrade when my prior system was working just fine. "When it ain't broke, don't fix it" seems somewhat rational.
The blacklisted thing I believe is to do with 32bit vs 64 bit VSTs hopefully someone can explain more. As I said, it worked with Cubase 10.5 but no luck so far with the upgrade 10.5.20
 

j_kranz

Active Member
According the error 32bit . But it’s weird it was fine with 10.5.0 and has gone for 10.5.20
Hi Jon,
I meant what version number is Kontakt (5.xxx). Its likely that you might not be on the latest version of K5 which should be 64-bit. Since Mac OS has been phasing out 32-bit, so have applications like our DAWs in order to stay compatible.

-Jonathan
 

Studiodraven

New Member
How would I re add the installation path?
If you click “plugin information” in the devices menu, you can add the path into a box on one of the tabs.
You can also see if Kontakt is blacklisted or not, and remove it if it is.
If I remember right, the blacklist is basically a database of plugins on your system that aren’t compatible or that cause problems. It tells Cubase to ignore them, basically. Sometimes plugins might end up on there if they malfunction.