Decent Sampler is a free multi-platform sampler plugin that can run in any DAW (even Pro Tools!) and in almost any modern OS (Android being the exception).
There are many reasons to love Decent Sampler. Here are my top 5 of why you should give it a try:
- It's free and hundreds of free libraries are available for it. Decent Sampler is 100% free and there are already quite a lot of free libraries available for it. I personally offer Crystal Harp, Abstract Crystal Pads, Analog Waveforms Ds, Vibraphone Renaissance, and Marimba Renaissance as free Decent Sampler libraries. On Pianobook, hundreds more free Decent Sampler libraries are waiting for you!!!
- Anyone can develop libraries for it. Unlike Kontakt and Sforzando, anyone can develop and sell Decent Sampler libraries for 0$. There is no barrier to entry, except for learning a very simple XML code language. It took me 2 days to learn it using the format documentation. If you don't like programming, you can still create your own Decent Sampler instruments with ConvertwithMOSS. With it, you can convert your wav samples to a Decent Sampler instrument with a simple user interface in seconds!!!
- It comes with many effects, and more are coming. In a very short time, Dave has added more than 4 effects including reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, and a lowpass filter.
- It's actively developed. When there's a bug, Dave is quick to fix it! So if you find one, don't hesitate to submit a bug report to him so everyone can benefit from better software!
- It's 4K compliant. Let's be honest, in less than 10 years all monitors will be in 4K. Decent Sampler is already 4K compatible, making it future-proof. Even Kontakt which is developed by a multi-million dollar company isn't 4K compliant yet!
If you're a media composer, Decent Sampler is a no-brainer. It's a good complement to Kontakt and other major samplers on the market. It's perfect to add variations to your sound palette. After all, we can never have enough sounds! ;)
Have a great week!