Like the idea of having an unlimited number of instrument sounds at your fingertips? Thanks to sampling software you’ll be able to do it right from your computer. Here at Sweetwater we have a wide range of sampling and sample player software for you to choose from.
What's the difference between a sampler and a sample player? Simply put, a true sampler allows you to record your own audio and then manipulate those recordings as samples. Sampler players allow you to load in sample libraries that you or others have created, but do not have the ability to record audio directly.
Samplers often come with a range of libraries from various instruments. Which type of instrument should you choose? It all depends on what you want to achieve with it. Many sampler plug-ins come with a general library covering percussion, instrument sounds, and synth effects. This way you can really create anything you want and shape your music into exactly what you want it to be.
If you're looking for something more specific, you're in luck. You'll find a multitude of instrument- or genre-specific sample instruments here, from expansive drum libraries to ultra-realistic orchestral instruments. Whether you're scoring for film or producing electronic music, there are plenty of samplers that provide a ton of creative sounds.
Before choosing your virtual instrument sample player, you need to be certain the software is compatible with your operating system. We’ve made sure you don’t have to check each product individually – you only need to use the Mac/PC filter provided on our site. And if you want to filter our products by plug-in formats, there’s a menu for that as well.
In Sweetwater's early days, we created dozens of sample libraries for our keyboard customers. Fast forward to today, and we're still committed to delivering great sampler solutions for modern musicians and composers. So whichever sampler you choose, we’re excited to hear about the music you’ll create. If you have any questions, our Sales Engineers are ready to help. Learn More
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.