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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

What is Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1?  (from Native Instruments)

The AUDIO KONTROL 1 from Native Instruments is a USB 2.0 bus powered, compact audio interface whose adaptability makes it perfect for musicians, producers and DJs. Freely-assignable buttons and controller knob combined with advanced MIDI and key command functionality provide full control of software applications, as ...  Read more


Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 is a software program developed by Native Instruments. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ak1cpl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 49.67 MB (52,082,179 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 61% of users of Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.native-instruments.com
Help link: www.native-instruments.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Native Instruments\Audio Kontrol 1 Driver
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{4B94DC81-03D3-4C8C-BBA4-A5AAFD365827}\Audio Kontrol 1 Setup PC.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 49.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1

Program executable:ak1cpl.exe
Name:Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 Control Panel
Audio Kontrol 1 Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\Native Instruments\Audio Kontrol 1 Driver\ak1cpl.exe
Additional files:
  • Audio Kontrol 1 Driver Setup.exe - Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 Driver Setup
  • ak1asio32.dll - Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 Control Panel (Audio Kontrol 1 Control Panel)
  • ak1asio64.dll
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller
  • devcon.exe - Windows Setup API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.27%
Windows 8 13.64%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  Australia 7.89%
  Germany 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Japan 5.26%
  Brazil 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  France 2.63%
  MK 2.63%
  Norway 2.63%
  TT 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.00%
Acer 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
NEC 5.00%
MSI 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 5.56%
HP G42 Notebook PC 5.56%
Gigabyte X58-USB3 5.56%
Dell XPS L521X 5.56%

About Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a technology company that develops software and hardware for music production and DJing whos product line include software synthesizers, samplers and effect processors, sound libraries and emulations of acoustic instruments, groove production systems and audio interfaces, as well as various products for computer-based DJing that include DJ software, hardware controllers and specific DJ audio interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.native-instruments.com


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