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Native Instruments Will No Longer Activate Discontinued Products after May 31st

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After May 31, it will no longer be possible to register some older and discontinued products. These include Guitar Rig Version 1-2, Battery 1 and 2 and Komplete 2-4. You can still use these products in your projects, but the initial or new installation is no longer possible after the deadline."   Link is HERE

Here is the list of discontinued products:

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Absynth 2                              Native Instruments

Absynth 3                  Native Instruments

Absynth Sounds Volume 1  Native Instruments

AC-Box Combo    Native Instruments

Akoustik Piano (before 1.1.0)      Native Instruments

B4                                                    Native Instruments

B4 II                                                       Native Instruments

Bandstand                                                Native Instruments

Battery                                                         Native Instruments

Battery 2                                                  Native Instruments

Battery Studio Drums                     Native Instruments

Electronic Instruments 2 XT                     Native Instruments

Elektrik Piano (before 1.5)                   Native Instruments

FM7                                                       Native Instruments

Guitar Combos                          Native Instruments

Guitar Rig                                   Native Instruments

Guitar Rig 2                                 Native Instruments

Intakt                                               Native Instruments

Kompakt                                        Native Instruments

Kompakt Sony ACID Pro           Native Instruments

Komplete 2                                         Native Instruments

Kontakt 1.0                                  Native Instruments

Kontakt 2                                            Native Instruments

NI Essentials                                 Native Instruments

NI Spectral Delay                      Native Instruments

Plex Combo                                      Native Instruments

Pro-52                                      Native Instruments

Pro-53                                          Native Instruments

Reaktor 2.3                                Native Instruments

Reaktor 3                                  Native Instruments

Reaktor 4                                        Native Instruments

Reaktor 5 (before 5.1.5.0)                         Native Instruments

Reaktor Electronic Instruments           Native Instruments

Reaktor Electronic Instruments 2             Native Instruments

Reaktor Session                                             Native Instruments

Studio Collection                                       Native Instruments

Traktor 3                                       Native Instruments

Traktor DJ                               Native Instruments

Traktor DJ Studio                                Native Instruments

Traktor DJ Studio 2                      Native Instruments

Traktor DJ Studio 2.x                          Native Instruments

Traktor FS 1.5                                Native Instruments

Traktor FS 1.5                      Native Instruments

Traktor FS 2                          Native Instruments

Traktor Hercules                           Native Instruments

Twang Combo                            Native Instruments

Vokator                                         Native Instruments

  

Boesendorfer290                           East West

Colossus                                            East West

EWQLSO Gold Ed                               East West

EWQLSO Gold Ed Pro XP                     East West

EWQLSO Silver Ed                                  East West

EWQLSOSilver Ed Pro XP                East West

Hardcore Bass                                 East West

Hardcore Bass XP                          East West

Percussive Adventures                   East West

PSP Adrenaline                                     East West

PSP Drumkit From Hell 2                       East West

PSP Percussive Adventures 2 LE              East West

PSP Stormbreaks                                          East West

PSP Vapor                                                    East West

Ra                                                              East West

SO Brass                                              East West

SO Brass Pro XP                       East West

SO Percussion                                 East West

SO Percussion Pro XP                    East West

SO Strings                                          East West

SO Strings Pro XP                   East West

SO Woodwinds                       East West

SO Woodwinds Pro XP              East West

Stormdrum                                       East West

Stormdrum Intakt                East West

Symphonic Choirs           East West

 

Artist Drums                            Best Service

Artist Grooves                              Best Service

Chris Hein Horns                   Best Service

Classical Collection                      Best Service

Cult Sampler                                   Best Service

Ethno World 3 Complete                Best Service

Galaxy Steinway                             Best Service

Galaxy Steinway 5.1                Best Service

Latin World                                    Best Service

Orient World                                    Best Service

String Essentials                                  Best Service

  

Altered States                                           Zero-G

Analogue Sequencer Loops                  Zero-G

Beats Working in Cuba                    Zero-G

Morhology                                              Zero-G

Nostalgia                                            Zero-G

Outer Limits                                        Zero-G

PSP Afrolatin Slam                          Zero G

PSP Koncept & Function              Zero-G

PSP Nu Jointz                                       Zero-G

PSP Vol 7 The Operating Table              Zero-G

PSP Wired - The Elements of Trance           Zero-G

Sounds of the 70s                                     Zero-G

Sounds of Polynesia                                 Zero-G

Vocal Forge                                                   Zero-G

Celtic Instruments                        Big Fish Audio

First Call Horns                          Big Fish Audio

London Solo Strings                    Big Fish Audio

Raging Guitars                          Big Fish Audio

  

Garritan Jazz                                                 Garritan

Garritan Personal Orchestra                  Garritan

  

Vitual Grand Piano                Art Vista

CM Session                           Computer Music

Future Loops                     Future Music

Virtual Drumline 2

 

Edited by Reid Rosefelt
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Oh no, I have a few East West libraries. I hope I don't have to re-install any of them back on my laptop if I ever have a computer crash😖.

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Well this is a disappointment.
I knew this would happen sooner or later, was hoping for later...

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Re the third party products is this only if you have bought them through Native? I have GPO5 and would be annoyed if I couldn't reinstall it if I get a new PC or update current one

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For GPO5 I think you are safe, but if you (like me) own the Kontakt version of GPO, you are out of luck.

Here's the list of products there aren't modern day versions of that I'm losing:

Stormdrum     East West
Stormdrum Intakt     East West
Symphonic Choirs     East West
Garritan Personal Orchestra     Garritan
CM Session     Computer Music
Future Loops     Future Music
Vokator     Native Instruments
NI Spectral Delay     Native Instruments
Pro-52     Native Instruments
Pro-53     Native Instruments
B4     Native Instruments
B4 II     Native Instruments
Traktor DJ Studio     Native Instruments
FM7     Native Instruments
Kompakt Sony ACID Pro     Native Instruments

(Along with a bunch of early versions of Absynth/Kontakt/Battery/Guitar Rig/Reaktor/Komplete as well)

Of the list the things that hurt is Vokator and NI Spectral Delay.  I bought jBridge just to keep those two.  Garritan doesn't offer any upgrade offers from the Kontakt version (I sent them email asking a few years ago), which kind of sucks.  Stormdrum I guess I could get the Play version of.  The Choirs I have the Play version of.  Pro-53/B4 is kind of a loss.  I got Traktor DJ Studio back in the day as part of the first Komplete deal but I don't think I've ever really used it (nor even have it installed).

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Ah thanks Matthew. I hadn't realised there was a Kontakt version of GPO Sorry that you and others will be losing the right to reinstall software that you have been licenced. Seems like a poor show by NI. I don't have Kontakt and this wouldn't encourage me to buy it

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That's insane. I'm not affected and I doubt many people would be, but people paid for these products. It's not right that they shouldn't be able to activate them after a certain date because a company decides they don't want to support those activations anymore. Make it right and release offline versions of them or something. Native Instruments have such rubbish customer-unfriendly policies.

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I still have my original Kompakt version of EWSQL Symphonic Orchestra
Silver, which has continued to work all these years...so hopefully I'll still
be able to authorize it with my serial #, because it didn't require internet
when it was purchased, despite this development

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Just now, cclarry said:

I still have my original Kompakt version of EWSQL Symphonic Orchestra
Silver, which has continued to work all these years...so hopefully I'll still
be able to authorize it with my serial #, because it didn't require internet
when it was purchased, despite this development

Nope, you won't be able to auth any of the locked East West Kontakt instruments after May 31, 2020.

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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

Nope, you won't be able to auth any of the locked East West Kontakt instruments after May 31, 2020.

You won't be able to authorize them THROUGH Native Access.  But this is "Offline" activation.  It
doesn't require an internet connection, or even the internet, to authorize. 

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Does the library show up in the library pane inside Kontakt?  If it does, then it has to be auth'ed.  If it doesn't show up as a library in Kontakt and requires the full version of Kontakt then you are fine.  Some Kontakt instruments do a serial number request as part of the instrument (home brew copy protection).  I didn't think East West did that though, but it's certainly possible. 

My Stormdrum and Choirs however are full on Kontakt instruments designed to run in the player version of Kontakt 2 and require a challenge-response auth.

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7 minutes ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

Does the library show up in the library pane inside Kontakt?  If it does, then it has to be auth'ed.  If it doesn't show up as a library in Kontakt and requires the full version of Kontakt then you are fine.  Some Kontakt instruments do a serial number request as part of the instrument (home brew copy protection).  I didn't think East West did that though, but it's certainly possible. 

My Stormdrum and Choirs however are full on Kontakt instruments designed to run in the player version of Kontakt 2 and require a challenge-response auth.

It's Kompakt...and just requires a serial # to authorize...
I don't use it anymore, but it's still installed...so not like I'd
be losing anything...but still wouldn't be happy if I couldn't
use should I want to...LOL

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3 minutes ago, Reid Rosefelt said:

Brings back memories of my Lifetime Subscription to Sonar Platinum. ☹️

My "Sonar For Life" lasted about 6 months....

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, cclarry said:

It's Kompakt...and just requires a serial # to authorize...

Is that serial number entered into the old NI Service Center app?  That's what is going away, the server it talks to.

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36 minutes ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

Is that serial number entered into the old NI Service Center app?  That's what is going away, the server it talks to.

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No...it doesn't even require Service Center...it's just a dialogue where you enter the serial #

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I hate to say it....but the crack/ware scene is going get some new traffic soon. Sad part is, from a lot of legit users.

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