A smarter way to manage your audio samples

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


What’s New in v1.6.3?

Splice and Loopcloud Support & Column Drag and Drop

BGM: “Now, We” by Lovelyz

What’s New in v1.6?

Introducing Files View

BGM: “Never Ending” by Lovelyz

What’s New in v1.5?

Introducing Simplism

BGM: “Moonrise” by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)

Video Demo

BGM: Instrumental version of “Ah-Choo” by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)
(Original song:



Buy on the Mac App Store


Demo Version

Click to download (v1.6.3)


  • 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.

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 folders into Samplism. All audio samples are automatically categorized into tags. It’s a magic.

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2. Navigate Audio Samples with Tags and Auto Tags

Samplism provides a simple, quick and easy way to search for 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 conveniently and easily classify audio samples into tags. But sometimes the matching results may not be accurate. With the manual tag matching feature, you can classify samples more accurately.

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 and search audio samples much more precisely.

User Tags

5. Organize Audio Samples with Folders

Samplism provides folders and folder groups to help you manually organize your audio samples. 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 to navigate, search and preview 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 (*)

Do you want to import third-party libraries installed on your Mac, such as Logic Pro factory library, Apple Loops from Logic Pro and Garageband, and the factory content of commercial DAWs? With Samplism, you don’t need to worry about finding the directory location of all third-party libraries. Samplism can automatically detect factory library samples of commercial DAWs and allows you to import them with just one-click.

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(* Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 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 will greatly improve workflow and increase creativity. With Samplism, sampling has never been easier.

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12. Working with Audio Units

Samplism is compatible with Audio Units. By simply 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 real-time audio unit effects, tweak the plugin parameters and enjoy the sound.

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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.
  • Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins.
  • Screen resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels or higher.

Release Notes

Click here to see the release notes

Q&A, Bug Reports

Click here to contact our team


  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 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


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