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Sampler is a new sampling instrument that brings powerful multisample playback and profound new sound design capabilities to Ableton Live. Sampler includes the important features you would expect from a sampling instrument, such as multisample library import of today's popular sample formats. Sampler also goes deep in the sound design department, bringing powerful sample manipulation and brilliant synthesis capabilities, all with the intuitive usability familiar to Live users. Enter the sample with Sampler.
Sampler's unique processing and modulation capabilities are perfect for sonic exploration of your samples. Every voice is processed with a multimode filter with several filter types including morphing filters, allowing you to seamlessly morph from low-pass to band-pass to high-pass to notch and back with a single control. Sampler also features a polyphonic saturation stage for adding just the right amount of warmth to your sound.
Every aspect of the sound, including sample start and loop position as well as loop length, can be polyphonically modulated. A dedicated modulation oscillator allows samples to be frequency- or amplitude-modulated, allowing for selective harmonic or disharmonic enrichment of the original timbres. Three LFOs, five multimode envelopes and various MIDI inputs serve as modulation sources. The ability to modulate not only post processing but also the sample playback characteristics extends Sampler's functionality in the direction of wavetable and granular synthesis.
Sampler integrates perfectly with Live. Its GUI sports a look and feel that will be instantly familiar to Live users. Sampler draws much of its power from Live's features. Modulate Sampler with clip envelopes and Arrangement automation or use your MIDI controller for real-time hands-on tweaking. Stack multiple Samplers to create layers and splits, add MIDI and audio effects, and save your creation as a Rack for future use. You can even pack entire Live projects, including the samples used by Sampler, for easy collaboration with other Live users.
With Sampler you can import third-party libraries as well as create and edit your own multisamples. Sampler hosts an unlimited number of sample zones, including key and velocity ranges as well as crossfades, all definable using the intuitive graphical editor. Each zone also includes numerous creative playback and looping options. Sampler plays and imports multisample libraries in the common formats: AKAI S1000, S3000, GigaStudio, EXS, SoundFont and (non-encrypted) Kontakt. Sampler employs Live's disk preloading technology to prevent RAM shortage and long waiting times while loading. In turn, Sampler gracefully handles multisamples, helping you stay productive and creative when working with large, professional libraries.