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How to import Akai S1000 CDs into Kontakt and Ableton Live

Here's how I managed to import my Akai S1000 format sample CDs into Kontakt 5 and Ableton Live 10 Suite in OS X.

How to rip the CDs to image files

It should go without saying, but only format shift CDs that you own and are keeping.

How to import those image files into Kontakt

How to import those image files into Ableton Live

You can also import the same image files into Ableton Live by simply dragging and dropping them onto the Browser Sidebar on the left (not the Browser Content Pane next to it). You have to do this one file at a time. Make sure you picked a filename you're happy with for each .iso file, as (minus the extension) Ableton Live will automatically use it as the directory name.