Kontakt Player ~ Industry Standard Sample Player


KONTAKT PLAYER is a free application that runs all of our KONTAKT instruments, as well as a large number of instruments from other companies.

Features:
  • Free sample player based on Kontakt 6.
  • Hosts a huge selection of Native Instruments and third-party instruments.
  • Also included in KOMPLETE START – the free bundle with 2,000 sounds and 6 GB of content.

www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6-player

TX16Wx ~ Software Sampler


Base features

  • Re-sizable, flexible GUI
    • Full Undo/Redo support
    • Built-in file browser with sound playback and wave/program preview
    • Fully skinnable
    • Program icons
  • Dual playback engine
    • Direct from disk – supports massive sample sizes
    • RAM playback – sample accurate loop modulation
  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
  • 128 voice polyphony
    • Two 6/12/24 dB resonant filters per voice
    • Low-, high, band- and all-pass
    • Notch, peak, low- and high shelf
    • Two sync-able LFO per voice
    • Two Modulation Envelopes per voice
    • Three Step Sequencers per voice
    • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice
    • Three-way cross modulation (variable modulation strength)
    • Variable keyboard scales
    • Multiple trigger modes
    • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
    • 8 choke groups per program
    • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation
    • Polyphonic glide
    • Multiple glide modes
    • Polyphony limit per channel
    • VST micro tuning support
  • Built-in oscillators
    • Multiple waveforms.
    • Pulse width modulation.
    • Mix synthesized and sampled content.
  • Built-in sample editor
    • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping
    • Actually Samples!* Record audio straight into the sampler from host (Requires routing/input capable host).
      • Built-in MIDI generator and automatic sample cutter for quick re-sampling of external or internal content
    • Automatic pitch detection
    • Loop tools
      • Loop auto detector
      • Loop overlay
    • Non-destructive, interactive loop cross fading
    • Multiple loop definitions per wave
      • Individual loops for sustain/release per mapping
    • Trim, cut, duplicate
    • Pitch detection
    • Normalize
    • Reverse
    • Tempo detection
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
    • Automatic sample layout
    • Flexible drag & drop-based group edit
    • Cut & paste or drag and drop move and copy between groups and programs
  • Quick select of sound data via MIDI
  • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks
  • Multiple outputs
    • 12 Stereo outputs, 8 of which can be switched to mono
    • Individual output mapping for key groups (drums)
  • 16 mappable controllers for modulation
  • 128 mappable VST parameters for modulation
  • All sound parameters can be automated or mapped to MIDI controllers
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
  • Reads multiple sample and bank formats
    • WAV/AIFF/AIFC
    • SoundFont 2
    • SFZ Files
    • Logic EXS
    • Akai AKP
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • FLAC
    • REX/REX2
    • Typhoon compressed AIFC files
    • Original Yamaha OS Wave files
  • 100% documented XML-based sound file format
    • Anyone can write conversion tools.
  • Saves data in DAW project directory
  • Low CPU usage
  • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
  • Multi platform
    • MacOSX 10.7+ AU/VST2 (64bit)/VST3 (64bit)/AAX
    • Windows 7+ VST/VST3/AAX support
  • 64-bit support
  • Nice sound!

DrumGizmo ~ Multilayered Drum Application & Plugin


DrumGizmo is an open source, multichannel, multilayered, cross-platform drum plugin and stand-alone application. It enables you to compose drums in midi and mix them with a multichannel approach. It is comparable to that of mixing a real drumkit that has been recorded with a multi mic setup.

Features:
  • Stand-alone, Lv2 and VSTi versions available
  • Open drumkit file format, allowing the community to create their own drumkits
  • Drum velocity, allowing for several different hit velocities for each drum
  • Multichannel output, making it possible to mix it just the way you would a real drumkit
  • Optional built-in humanizer, analyzing the midi notes, adjusting velocities on-the-fly
  • Stand-alone midi renderer, generating .wav files, 1 for each channel
  • Stand-alone midi input, making it possible to use DrumGizmo as a software sampler for an electronic drumkit

www.drumgizmo.org

CheeseTracker ~ Sampler & Sequencer


CheeseTracker is a software sampler and step-based sequencer. It allows a musician to turn single-note samples into instruments capable of covering three or four octaves (by playing the samples at different speeds, resulting in different pitches). In addition, it is possible to take a collection of samples that are recorded at different octaves, and combine them into a single “instrument,” allowing for even more octaves without sampling artifacts.

Using the Pattern Editor, it is possible to compose songs with these instruments that the computer plays automatically. The Pattern Editor allows the user to arrange samples in several independant channels, so that many samples can play simultaneously. These songs, and the samples which comprise their instruments, can be saved together in one-file archives called modules.

CheeseTracker imposes no limits on the length of the samples used. As a result, it can be used as a mixer as well as a sampler/sequencer. Effects such as reverb can be applied to each sample individually, eliminating the need for expensive pedals.

cheesetracker.sourceforge.net

SooperLooper ~ Live Looping Sampler


SooperLooper is a live looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more. It allows for multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by your computer’s available memory.

The application is a standalone JACK client with an engine controllable via OSC and MIDI. It also includes a GUI which communicates with the engine via OSC (even over a network) for user-friendly control on a desktop. However, this kind of live performance looping tool is most effectively used via hardware (midi foot pedals, etc) and the engine can be run standalone on a computer without a monitor.

SooperLooper is currently supported on Linux and Mac OS X, and any other platforms that support JACK. The Mac OS X package is usable with at least the 0.6 release of JACK OS X. Note that for OS X Tiger, you’ll need to get at least version 0.7 of JACK-OSX.

essej.net/sooperlooper

Qsampler ~ LinuxSampler Qt GUI


Qsampler is a linuxsampler GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt4 toolkit using Qt Designer. For the moment it just wraps the client interface of LinuxSampler Control Protocol (LSCP)

https://qsampler.sourceforge.io/