.NKI File Extension

KONTAKT Instrument File

General Information

Title NKI File Extension
Extension .nki
Full Form KONTAKT Instrument File
File Type Audio Sample Library File
Developer Native Instruments
MIME Type application/x-nki

File Function

Primary Function Store instrument data
Additional Functions Reference samples, Save settings
Features Multi-sampled, Mapped keyzones

File Characteristics

Quality High-quality
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Music Production Yes
Sound Design Yes
Live Performance Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Piracy concerns
Best Practices Regular updates, Authorized use

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2000s
Latest Version Compatible with KONTAKT 6

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .nkm, .nkb, .nkx, .nkc

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Native Instruments KONTAKT Paid Windows, Mac
NI KOMPLETE Paid Windows, Mac
Reaper (with KONTAKT) Free, Paid Windows, Mac, Linux