Installation Guide: PunkBass

PunkBass requires Native Access and Kontakt Player 6.1 or later (don’t worry, both are FREE and will not cost you any extra!). If you already satisfy this requirement, proceed to Step 3.

PLEASE NOTE: PunkBass is now hosted on Native Access. No download link is required for PunkBass . Follow the instructions to install PunkBass via Native Access.

Step 1

Install Native Access

Download and install Native Access: click here.

Native Instruments will email you a download link for Native Access.
Click the link to proceed to the download page.

Download the Native Access Installer for your operating system, then run the installer.


Step 2

Install Kontakt Player

Run Native Access. It may need to perform an update, in which case follow the prompts.

If you already have a Native ID account:

Enter your email and password and click 'LOGIN'.

If you do not have a Native ID account:

Click 'Create a Native ID account'.

Enter your email, choose a password, agree to the EULA and click 'CREATE ACCOUNT'.

You should now be logged in to Native Access. Kontakt Player can be found in the 'Not Installed' tab.

Click 'Install' under Kontakt Player and follow the prompts to install Kontakt Player.

You have a Native ID account.
You have installed Native Access.
You have Installed Kontakt Player.
You have updated Kontakt Player to version 6.1 or later.


Step 3

Authorize PunkBass In Native Access

Run Native Access and log in.

Click 'Add a serial' in the upper left-hand corner.

Enter your serial number.


Add your serial for PunkBass. This can be found in the order email, or on the download page for the order in your user account area on our website.

After entering a valid serial number, click 'VIEW PRODUCTS NOT INSTALLED'.

Locate PunkBass and click 'INSTALL'.

You have authorized PunkBass in Native Access and it appears in 'Installed products'.

Using PunkBass

Note: Double check you are running Kontakt 6.1 or later, this can be found by looking at 'installed products' in Native Access.


Run Kontakt/Kontakt Player. (Either standalone or in DAW)

'PunkBass' will display in the Library Browser to the left hand side.

Clicking on 'Instruments' under the PunkBass Logo will display the Instrument.

Double click the instrument to load it.

Clicking on the arrow under the PunkBass logo will display a menu where you can find the product manual.

Refer to the product manual and the Kontakt Player manual for more in depth information.

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