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What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:17 am
by rickyd
Hi,

I'm FRESHLY new to the world of samplers, so I cannot give you any specific info on what I'm looking for. I just basically want to know the names of some professional, yet inexpensive (More than $200 for software is too much IMO) soft samplers.

Thanks in advance.

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:19 am
by Shreddie
Kontakt is the big boy of the moment, there's loads of libraries for it... As Kontakt 4 has just come out, you should be able to find Kontakt 3 at lower prices as retailers will want to clear their shelves... Still, It'll probably be a bit more than $200.

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:14 am
by rickyd
Wish I could spare that amount of cash for that bad boy. lol.

Actually, I really don't need a large library of sounds or any library for that matter. I have been using the software DAW "Acoustica Mixcraft" for splicing my samples and it works pretty good, but it's not a "sampler" of course. Basically, I just want something that allows me to multisample across various areas of the keyboard, as well as looping functions. Are there any free but good soft samplers that just does basic stuff like that?

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:01 am
by Yoozer
http://www.vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php

Get version 1.1.2, don't look back. Great filters. UI isn't as arcane as it looks.

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:40 am
by rickyd
Yoozer wrote:http://www.vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php

Get version 1.1.2, don't look back. Great filters. UI isn't as arcane as it looks.

All I got to say is WOW! Thanks so much for the recommendation! :D

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:07 am
by krushing
Another vote for ShortCircuit. I'm on OSX & using Live's Sampler for these duties, but kinda miss SC a bit from the Windows days.

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:17 am
by 0e0
Short Circuit is amazing..i use both versions for different things. I also use my yamaha a4000 if i want a different sound.

don't forget to donate to vember if you can!

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Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:05 am
by ruselrones
definitly kontack, I just picked it up after playing with the demo. I really like the intuitive interface. I makes working with samples enjoyable........but i'am havin spome problem witht e loops editor and the mapping editor. rest is groovy. the time and pitch functions are really hapenning.........

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:19 pm
by nvbrkr
CyberFREE. ;-)

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:36 am
by 0e0

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:00 pm
by madrasputin
if kontakt and ableton sampler are out of the question due to price i would definitely agree with short circuit as well! great suggestion ya'll!