SAMPLIT 1.2 – Windows / Mac OS X

All in one: SAMPLIT is the ultimate solution for sampling your
midi and real instruments. Everything is here: automated recording, naming,
truncating, compression, normalization, looping, resampling and even playing.
Samplit sends the midi notes to the midi hardware, records all the individual
sounds and create ready-to-play Sampler instruments with a few mouse clicks.

Formats: SAMPLIT currently supports 9 sampler formats:

  • Halion (Steinberg)
  • EXS24 (Apple)
  • Kontakt (Native Instruments)
  • Sampletank (IK Multimedia)
  • Reason (Propellerheads)
  • VSampler (MAZ Sound Tools)
  • Soundfont (EMU)
  • Gigasampler (Tascam)
  • Structure (Digidesign)

Quality: SAMPLIT uses the ASIO driver on PC and the CoreAudio
driver on MAC.

Supported sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
(depending on your audio card)

Supported bit resolutions: 16, 24, 32 bits
(depending on your audio card)

You can always convert to a lower sample rate and bit resolution. For
example you can record a piano in 96/24 and create a nice 96/24 piano
in Kontakt format and a lighter 44/16 piano in soundfont format. All the
operations on samples are non destructives.

Interface: The main window gives you a clear view of your current
project. Anything that you do has an immediate visual impact. You can
add or remove a velocity, select or deselect a note, listen to any sample,
erase a sample that you don’t like…

Recording: With SAMPLIT, you are in control. The recording window
allows you adjust all the recording parameters in real time: thresholds,
pre-recording, post-recording, recording limit, recording pause… You
can also decide if you want to record by velocity or by note.

Advanced looping: SAMPLIT can automatically loop your samples
using a sophisticated looping algorithm designed to preserve the musicality
of your sounds. The picture below shows a complex orchestra string sound
that has been perfectly looped. See how the loop points have been set
where the waveform is similar. In this case there is almost 2 seconds
between the 2 points. You can even record any kind of music and SAMPLIT
will be able to create interesting music loops.

Integrated player: SAMPLIT includes a simple player to test your
recorded programs. You can adjust some parameters like the VCA attack
and release. You can also adjust the level of compression and normalization
to apply to the samples. Once you are satisfied with the results, you
can then convert to your favorite sampler format. The player is also usefull
to see how a new instrument will sound even if you have not finished recording
all the samples. This player streams everything from disk, therefore there
is no loading time.

Midi: Every program inside a project records the bank change program
change and control change. When you select that program, all these midi
parameters are sent back to your midi synth like a total recall. But you
don’t need a midi interface to use SAMPLIT, you can also record any kind
of non-midified sounds: real instruments, human voice, special effects,

Instrument design: SAMPLIT can record several instruments and
combine them with Key switch, Control
and Crossfade. For
example you can record 5 different piano sounds from your midi keyboard,
combine them in one new Halion instrument and use the modwheel to switch
from one piano sound to another.


SAMPLIT has been used to record the famous Bosendorfer piano included
in the MOTU MachFive standard library.
The recording was done in 96KHz/24 bits using a Digi9632 audio card
from RME and an Apogee converter.
Sound engineer Jean-Philippe Lajus adjusting the microphones before
the recording.


David Borden used Samplit to convert his hardware synthesizers to
sampler instruments: