TAL-Sampler is not just a sample player. It’s a full featured analog modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source, including a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter. Don’t expect a 40GB piano sample library with samples for every velocity or something similar. The idea is to bring back the fun sampling was in the good old times with small samples, fast loading times and an intuitive work-flow to create your own sample presets without getting lost in the settings.
It’s possible to choose between different digital analog converters (DAC’s) to get the vintage sound of different hardware samplers inside your DAW. We don’t make cheap bit crushing or decimation on the output signal. We really down-sample the sample to the desired sampling frequency, then process the data depending on the chosen DAC and up-sample it to the desired pitch. Most DAC modes offer a LEVEL slider. This feature allows the user to reduce the volume of the recorded sample and decreases the sample quality. Load your favorite high quality sample and make it sound vintage and noisy. The 24dB low pass filter will like it!
Following diagram shows the signal flow if you choose the DAC Emu II mode:
The plug-in has four layers an can play four samples simultaneous. There is also a simple SFZ import for samples that imports the mapping and sample paths, but the plug-in also contains an easy to use mapping editor.
TAL-Sampler is available in the VST, Audio Unit and AAX plug-in format. You can load and play your own samples in every common sample format (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac). Import samples with drag & drop from finder or explorer. There is also an intuitive sample browser that helps to find samples fast.
Some nice additions like a vintage real-time time stretcher and the possibility to modulate or automate the sample loop positions.
Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, Sample Hold).
Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
Variable sample rate.
Four sample layers.
Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
Three LFO’s (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
High Quality effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP).
Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
Scalable high resolution user interface.
The possibility to change font and background colour.
Fast sample and preset loading.
More than 100 presets available as download (on the right).
TAL-Sampler Version History:
Cleaner UI. Minor bug fixes (v 2.0.0)
Possible crash when modulate the delay time of the delay fixed (v 1.9.89)
Possible crash when loading or playing embeded samples (v 1.9.88)
Possible crash introduced by v.1.9.86 fixed (v 1.9.87)
Possible crash introduced by v.1.9.84 fixed (v 1.9.86)
Sample length bug introduced by v 1.9.84 fixed (v 1.9.85)
Lower memory consumption (v 1.9.84)
Fixes loop issue at high pitches (v 1.9.84)
SF2 import and batch export: important bug fixes (v 1.9.83)
SF2 batch export: sub patches as file names (v 1.9.82)
Possible drag & drop crash when loading sample from logic audio media browser (v 1.9.81)
Slice markers removed (v 1.9.81)
19.09.2017 OSX 1.9.8 installer fixed.
Fixed possible crash in cycle mode (v 1.9.8)
Some SSE optimisations (v 1.9.8)
Remember SF2 file directory after importing (v 1.9.8)
Lock option for loaded microtuning files (v 1.9.8)
Loop editor improvements -> removed locks (v 1.9.8)
Muted output when enable hiss fixed (v 1.9.7)
Cycle time stretch mode added (v 1.9.6)
Pitch_Keytrack support for SF2 files (v 1.9.6)
Delay effect dc offset drop out issue fixed (v 1.9.6)
Possible AAX crash fixed (v 1.9.5)
Save wave preview options in audio file dialog (v 1.9.4)
Crash when open sample efitor and no mapping available fixed (v 1.9.4)
Mute groups in mapping editor added (v 1.9.3)
EMBED AUDIO fixes (v 1.9.2)
Convert all sub presets of a SF2 file to TAL-Sampler presets (v 1.9.1)