A smarter way to manage your audio samples

Samplism is a revolutionary audio file organizer that helps you quickly ​organize, preview and search for your audio samples.


What’s New in Samplism v1.7.1?

Renaming Samples

BGM: “Lost N Found” by Lovelyz

What’s New in Samplism v1.7?

Customizing Tag Shortcuts, Filtering Tags, and more

BGM: “R U Ready” by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)

What’s New in Samplism v1.6?

Introducing Files View

BGM: “Never Ending” by Lovelyz

Video Demo

BGM: Instrumental version of “Ah-Choo” by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)
(Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7qisJ_KuYI)

Purchase Samplism (v1.7.1)


Demo version : Click to download

  • Dragging a folder to macOS is not available.
  • Dragging samples to macOS is not available.
  • Dragging waveform selection to macOS is not available.
  • Dragging transient regions to macOS is not available.
  • Exporting samples as WAV files is not available.

Get Samplism Lite For Free (v1.0.3)


Feature Comparison: Samplism vs. Samplism Lite

Samplism LiteSamplism
Maximum allowed number of samples50,000Unlimited
Library SupportOO
Folder SupportXO
Automatic Tag MatchingO O
Manual taggingX O
Navigating samples with tags and auto tagsOO
Variable playback tempo (REX only)XO
Drag and drop support* Samples only* Samples
* Waveform selection
* Transient regions
Import third-party library* Apple Loops
* Ableton Live Factory Library
* Logic Pro X Factory Library
* Apple Loops
* Ableton Live Factory Library
* Splice Library
* Loopcloud Library
* NI Maschine Expansion Packs
* NI Battery 4 Factory Library
Files View support: navigating samples on a directory basisXO
Simplism support: Samplism mini playerXO
Audio Unit supportXO

Key Features

1. Automatic Tag Matching

Samplism features a breakthrough technology that automatically categorizes audio samples into tags. With Samplism, you don’t need to waste your time anymore on manually categorizing your audio files. Just drag and drop directories on your Mac into Samplism. All audio samples are automatically categorized into tags. It’s practically a magic.

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2. Search for Audio Samples using Tags and Auto Tags

Samplism provides a simple, quick and easy way to search for audio samples using tags and auto tags. By simply selecting a tag, all its corresponding samples will be shown in the Sample List. In addition, auto tags allow you to search for samples with more specific criteria.

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3. Manual Tag Matching

The automatic tag matching feature in Samplism allows you to quickly and conveniently classify audio samples into tags. But sometimes the matching results may not be accurate. With the manual tagging feature, you can classify samples more precisely.

Manual Tag Matching

4. User-Defined Tags

In addition to a rich set of built-in tags, Samplism allows you to create your own tags and group tags. With the user-defined tagging feature, you can categorize audio samples much more accurately.

User Tags

5. Organize Audio Samples with Folders

Samplism provides folders and folder groups to help you organize audio samples better. Simply select audio samples in a library and drag and drop them into a folder. It is simple, quick and easy.

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6. Advanced Sample Player

Samplism provides a simple, easy-to-use yet powerful sample player which allows you to play an entire audio file, the waveform selection, or transient regions.


7. Files View

The Files View allows you to simply and quickly search for audio samples on a directory-basis.

8. Simplism: the Samplism mini player

Simplism is designed to use with DAWs or other audio apps together on a single monitor screen. It takes up very little space on your screen and still provides most key features of Samplism such as navigating, previewing and searching for your audio samples.


9. Export Audio Samples

With Samplism, exporting as audio files has never been easier. Simply select audio samples, the waveform selection, or transient regions. Samplism provides various export options such as file type, sample rate and bit depth. With just a click, all selected samples are automatically converted as audio files, which can be used in other DAWs.

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10. Import Third-Party Library (*)

Samplism provides a super easy way to import well-known third-party libraries installed on your Mac. Samplism automatically detects well-known third-party libraries, so you don’t need to worry about finding the directory location of third-party libraries. No setup is required. All you have to do is to simply import them with just one-click.

(* Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, Loopcloud and Splice supported)

11. Working with DAWs

Simply drag and drop audio samples, the waveform selection or transient regions into DAWs. It just works. A powerful drag and drop feature in Samplism greatly improves workflow and increase creativity. Sampling has never been easier with Samplism.

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12. Working with Audio Units

Samplism supports Audio Unit effects. By selecting the Audio Unit View, Samplism scans all Audio Unit effects installed on your Mac and shows them in the Audio Unit List. All you have to do is to preview audio samples with Audio Unit effects applied, tweak the plugin parameters and enjoy the sound.

working with audio units web.png

13. Built for Mac

In order to provide the best performance and responsiveness, Samplism takes full advantage of the latest macOS technologies including Core Audio, Core Animation, and Grand Central Dispatch, and is fully optimized for 64-bit and multicore processors.

Upcoming Features

  • Supporting midi samples (Available in 2019)
  • Supporting midi controllers (Available in 2019)

Minimum System Requirements

  • macOS 10.11, or later.
  • Screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels or higher.
  • Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins.

Release Notes

Samplism Release Notes
Samplism Lite Release Notes

Q&A, Bug Reports

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  1. 안녕하세요. 홈페이지랑 유튭이랑 이것저것 봤을때 한국분 같아서 한글로 남깁니다.
    정품으로 구매한 사운드 라이브러리 (.wav)들을 불러오는과정에 경고메시지가 뜹니다.
    “Library “new” already contains samples in a directory: /Volumes/ 하드디스크 이름 /new/2018_buy_library_2/ ”
    이런현상을 겪고있는데 원인을 알 수 있을까요?
    가능하다면 한국인이 맞으시면, 한국어로 답글 부탁드립니다..ㅋㅋㅋ

    Hi. I have a question!

    I’m using the simplism demo version.
    I’m having problems trying to add a new library.
    When I add my library, I get this message.

    Library “new” already contains samples in a directory: / Volumes / xlgamessound3 library / new / 2018_buy_library_2 /

    I need your help, to give me a solution. :)..

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    1. 전훈님, 안녕하세요.
      먼저 Samplism을 구매해주셔서 너무 감사드립니다!
      위 에러 메시지의 원인은 아주 간단해요. 기존에 추가한 라이브러리 중 하나가 이미 “new” 디렉토리를 포함하고 있기 때문이에요.
      제 추측으로는 “xlgamessound3 library” 라이브러리를 이미 추가하셨을 것 같아요.
      Samplism에서는 기본적으로 중복된 샘플이 없도록 구현이 되어 있으니 참고하시면 좋을 것 같습니다.
      혹시 다른 문의사항이 있으면 audiohelperproject@gmail.com 으로 메일 부탁드릴게요.
      (홈페이지 내 comment 보다는 메일로 보내시는게 더 빨리 답변을 받으실 수 있어요)


  2. Hi guys,

    Thanks again for Samplism, it’s extremely useful.

    Just a quick user report here:

    1) “Physically delete files on disk” doesn’t seem to work on folders in the library pane (works on the indexed individual audio files though).
    2) It looks like any file which has an “audio type” extension gets indexed, regardless of its actual format. For example, I have some alias files with .wav extension inside some library folder and they’ll get indexed too, rather than getting resolved, which seems more practical imho.

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. 3) Samplism doesn’t fit my screen on my dual monitor system
      4) In the “Rescan Library” dialog the text line is truncated under the Full Rescan, ending on the word “have”
      Here’s the img:

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      1. Hi, Jake.
        Thanks for your questions.
        1. The future updates of Samplism will supporting more than two auto tags. Please look forward to the future updates.
        2. The online manual and video tutorials will be available later. We are working in them.


  3. Oh no!
    I was so much looking forward to files in 1.6.
    But it doesn’t link to the library! All the hard work I have done to tag files – these aren’t visible when browsing by files/directory.
    Also, every time you select a folder it has to rescan the folder and every file rather than knowing that it’s already part of the library.
    Please, please fix this!

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    1. Hi, tobypearce.
      In such a case, try to do as follows.
      1. Select a library in the Library View.
      2. Right-click and select the [Show in Files View] menu.

      When you select a directory in the Files View, Samplism basically scans all samples in the directory you selected and shows the found samples in the Sample List view.
      But when you select the [Show in Files View] menu in the Library View, Samplism just shows all samples a library by subdirectories.
      It may be confusing at first, but you will get used to the concept of the Files View soon.

      If you have further questions, please let us know.
      Thank you!


  4. Dear team,

    Is this the best way to make feature suggests or ask for help?

    Can I ask: is there an easy way to identify missing samples, for example if I have deleted or moved some samples from my hard drive?

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    1. Hi, tobypearce.
      We prefer an e-mail to comment here but please do as you want.
      Regarding your question, the current version of Samplism does not support that feature. But we will consider supporting it in the future updates.
      Thank you!


  5. Hi, does the auto-Tag Function also work for User defined Tags? And is there a description anywhere where you can see and maybe edit how the auto-tagging works in detail?

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  6. gjust a suggestion. you should add a feature that the left and right arrows are used to fast forward or rewind a sound. Like, when you press right arrow, sound skips fordard until you releace it, then the sound continues playing normally from that point. I mean, sometimes there are long sound samples or other and it would be nice if we could skip or rewind easily to get to say, a sirtain point of the sample without having to listen to the entire sound. ThanksG


  7. Sorry guys – now I’m confused.
    Apparently your tool isn’t able to read my Ableton Factory packs because they are aif files like on the Mac. Or why do all files in the library with 0 bytes appear as “invalid audio files”? Both in the demo and in the free version!

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    1. Hi, Theo.
      The reason for that is quite simple; all audio files in Ableton Live sets are encrypted, that is, those files can be played only in the Ableton Live.
      For example, open Finder and Quick Loop (i.e., press spacebar) any audio file in an Ableton Live set. Then, it will not be properly played.


      1. Thanks for the answer, but I knew that. Only why do you write in your features:

        Import third-party library * Ableton Live Factory Library

        if you can’t read the Live Factory Library at all. That’s very misleading – isn’t it?

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      2. Hi, Theo.
        Understood your question.
        In the case of Ableton Live, all factory library samples exist inside the Live app, for example, “/Applications/Ableton Live 10 Suite.app” for Live 10 suite.
        For this reason, if you manually create a library with a directory “/Applications/Ableton Live 10 Suite.app”, all factory library samples in Live will be added.


  8. Feature Request: Auto tag new imports with custom user tag.

    I use user tags heavily, and manually tag all samples.
    When importing new samples it can be difficult to then locate them (especially if importing more than one pack at once).
    I would like the option for Samplism to automatically tag each new import with a user tag of my choice – for example “new imports” or “z_to be sorted”.
    This would speed up workflow quite a bit and make Samplism feel even easier to work with.

    Many thanks for all your hard work on this excellent tool.

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  9. Hi.

    Any news on when MIDI controller / playback support will be added? (Other than ‘2019’) It’s the only thing forcing me to use other ‘lesser’ sample library apps for now 🙂

    Also, when MIDI is implemented is it possible to have MIDI disabled when the app is in the background? (I’m using the ADSR library tool at the moment & their new standalone version plays back when playing MIDI in my DAW)

    Best, P.

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  10. Also…. In the file browser when you select a directory it would be nice if you could see all the samples in it’s subdirectories in the sample list at once, for example I sometimes like to display my whole library in the sample list at once using the randomise feature (using file view not library, I’m not that interested in tags atm).

    I’ve noticed it does display them (rather than saying ‘no samples in folder’) after you’ve chosen ‘Rescan a directory “xxxxx” and all subdirectories but as soon as you move away from that folder it reverts back to the ‘no samples in directory’ message.


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    1. Hi, Pat.

      1. MIDI support
      – Our team is really working hard to support MIDI-related features this year.

      2. Rescan subdirectories in the Files View
      – Understood your point. We will add an option to always rescan subdirectories when a directory changes in the Files View.

      3. Hiding the tag view
      – Because the key feature in Samplism is “tags”, we think that using Samplism without the tagging features would be definitely meaningless.

      4. Favorite samples in the Files View
      – Please notice that the sample list in the Files View is always temporary, that is, whenever you change a directory in the Files View, all samples that are currently visible are removed from the Samplism DB.
      So, if you want to favorite samples in the Files View, you need to first create a library with the current directory. Then, favorite samples that you want.

      Thanks for your suggestions! Please look forward to the future updates.


      1. Thanks for the info, looking forward to the MIDI update & also did I read somewhere that you were planning on adding the ability to have the library view go further than two ‘directories’ deep? The current setup of Library > Pack is great but it would be nice if you could have ‘sub-directories’ within the packs view, it would greatly help with organisation & the manual tagging process.

        Samplism is shaping up to be the best library organiser out there, good work!

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      2. I also thought it would be good if there was a preferences option to ‘only show tags used in current library in the tags window’ rather than displaying them all. 🙂

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  11. Hi,

    Is there a way to create a more complex hierarchy in the folder list view. It seems it only allows me to create a max of two levels deep (folder group/folder). I just bought the full version so I’m a bit disappointed I can not create these complex type of folder structures. I really like that I can export these folders to a physical folder structure, but a max of 2 levels deep is too limiting.

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    1. Hi, Grin.
      When designing Samplism, we didn’t want our users to organize folders with too complicated hierarchy. That’s why we limited folder depth.
      But we are well aware that some of our customers really want more flexible folder structure. We will consider better ways for organizing folders.
      Thanks for your lovely comment!


  12. Hi,
    As you may know, Ableton browser allows to hear samples loops synchronised with the tempo project. Is this possible with Samplisim receive external midi notes from Ableton and synchronise the audition tempo? Could this be possible in future updated?

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      1. Will there be any support for Logic Pro X? Like a “add to daw” feature? Or something? We would also love to preview in tempo if possible.

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  13. Would kill for… or more to the point PAY for a version for Windows. There is a huge community of audio geeks, producers, DJs, sound designers, video producers, etc who could all use a program like this and the only options are ones far less developed.

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  14. I don’t understand why when you’re in simplism mode the collapse folders dont retract. This has been an issue for a long time now. Will there ever be a fix for this???

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