I am using Kontakt 6 standalone with The GIANT piano library. I cannot figure out how to:

  1. Correctly configure Kronos so that it does not play its own sounds but works as a simple keyboard, playing sounds from Kontakt. It is running on my Windows notebook.

  2. Have Kontakt send the played sound back to Kronos so that I can hear the melody using my headphones plugged into Kronos and not the notebook speakers.

More information:

I have installed the drivers so Kronos is showing up in Kontakt. When I press a key, it is showing up on the on-screen mini "piano". I even figured out how to output the sound to the speaker jack on the notebook.

I silenced the Korg melody by simply muting the channel with a musical instrument with an ordinary init program but that is probably not the way to do it.


Solved my own problem. Now I can listen to Kontakt audio coming through the MIDI cable from my notebook while playing Kronos. Here's how (by the way, this information is impossible! to! find! on the internet.


  • Audio -> Output: set to KRONOS; Driver: Wasapi shared mode

Channel where the instrument in the main UI is being outputted needs to be set in Channels dialogue (shortcut F2) to

  • O1 -> 1-Headphones L, O2 -> Headphones R

KRONOS side:

  • a new program must be created
  • in the edit program mode, click on Audio In/Sampling tab, set Bus select IFX/Indiv in columns USB1 and USB2 to L/R so both stereo channels coming from Kontakt via MIDI cable are mapped. I had to set both USBs to L/R, otherwise I'd hear only one speaker of my headphones :)
  • within the program, disable the instrumend which would be otherwise played by the KRONOS itself - various ways to do that, pick your preferred one.
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