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 1.8?

Fully customizable UI

BGM: “Now, We” Prologue Film by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)

What’s New in Samplism 1.7.7?

Exporting with Audio Units applied

What’s New in Samplism 1.7.5?

Changing the playback tempo and pitch

BGM: “WoW!” by Lovelyz (Produced by Yoonsang)

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 (v1.8)


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 (v1.2)


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 & pitchPlayback only* Playback
* Export
Drag and drop supportSamples 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.

Minimum System Requirements

  • macOS 10.11, or later (*Fully compatible with macOS Catalina).
  • 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. Hello Guys,

    Just bought the product and figured out that I’m not able to select multiple tabs. 😦 (eg. “Vocal” and “One-shot”).
    Is this really missing from the features?
    Are there any workarounds?
    Do you plan to implement as this option is quite crucial in a normal workflow?


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    1. Hi, Toth.

      The current version of Samplism supports filtering samples with “two” tags at maximum (i.e., Tag and Auto Tag).
      For example, if you want to search for “One-Shot Vocal” samples, first select a tag “Vocal” in the Tag List. Then, select a tag “One-Shot” in the Auto Tag List (or vice-versa).

      We are well aware that many of our users really want to filter samples with more than three tags (e.g., “Analog”, “EDM”, “Kick”).
      We will consider supporting multiple tags (more than 2) in the future updates. However, implementing this feature requires a lot of modifications.

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


  2. Looks really cool! Is it planned to support Apple Loops in playing them back at different tempo and keys and reading the tags. Creating Apple Loops would also be great since Apple doesn’t support the apple loops utility any more…

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    1. Hi, Peter.
      Thanks for your interest in Samplism.
      1. Definitely, we have a plan to support previewing audio samples (not only Apple Loops, but also all audio file types) with different tempo and pitch.
      2. Exporting audio files (not only Apple Loops, but also all audio file types) as Apple Loops format will be also supported later.
      Please look forward to the future updates. We bet you will be surprised!


  3. Hi, first thanks for these updates. I just wanted to say that one big thing is missing for me : the ability to sort the samples by “date added” or “date created”. Can I hope to see this implementation ?

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    1. Hi, Clement.
      Great suggestion! It’s relatively easy to implement sorting samples by date.
      We will add this feature in the future updates.
      If you have any suggestions, just tell us your great ideas.
      We are always ready to hear from our users!!!


      1. Nice ! Yes I have other suggestions if you want. Here are the first ones that comes in my mind :

        – a way to scan only the new samples or the deleted ones inside a library. The problem is that many libraries are not as static as a sample pack from internet.
        My personal libraries are always evolving, and each time I add or move something inside it, I have to rescan the entire library. And if it’s a large library, it take a very long time just for a few samples…

        – sorting by artist/creator is also helpful

        Thanks !

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  4. I see that we have the ability to add audio units. Will there be a feature that allows that effect to be processed within the file while dragging to our particular daw? I tried and I dragged the raw file. Or am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Hi. Samplism currently does not support exporting an audio file with audio units applied to it.
      But don’t worry. We promise that Samplism will support that feature in the future updates.
      Please look forward to the future updates!!!


  5. Totally understand. I’m not a programmer, but I can imagine it’s a difficult task to have it synced with every daw available. You deserve to be supported by a big company to give you the resources and manpower needed for everything you want to implement. It’s the best sample library app to date!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment.
      Believe it or not, our only concern is to make the best sample management app. That’s all.
      Please look forward to the future updates. We bet you will not be disappointed!!!
      ps) If you really love our app, we will greatly appreciate your positive review on the Mac App Store.
      That’s all we want from our users. HAHAHA~!


  6. Hi there, just wanted to ask a quick question. Can you recommend me a work around for using sub-folders. I’ve just purchased the new KSMR pack for example with for example folders like Drums, subfolder Percussion & this subfolder are also created in more subfolders. I know Samplism doesn’t work like this when importing a sample library, but maybe you know a way how to make it very simple & well-arranged at the same time? Big supporter of Samplism here!

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    1. Hi, Romeo. So, you really want to navigate subfolders in a library.
      Don’t worry. We have been already implementing a new feature called, “Files Tab”, which allows you to easily navigate subfolders in a library.
      It will be available in v1.6 🙂
      Please look forward to the future updates.
      Thanks you!


      1. Awesome!! Maybe one more suggestion that can make this app a game changer is to make it sync to a daw when previewing the sample. Maybe it’s difficult to work out, but can be done when you make a vst/au version. Since I work in Logic X, it would be really cool to sync preview wav files to check what would fit in the project I’m working on. It’s just a suggestion. I already love the app.

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      2. We are well aware that so many our users, including you, really want a feature, “Sync To DAW”.
        Unfortunately, we are really sorry that it’s difficult for us to implement that feature now due to several reasons including our schedule.
        But we promise that we will consider adding that feature in the future updates!
        Thank you always for your lovely suggestions!


  7. Is there a particular reason that some wav files don’t play in Samplism? Im finding that some sounds aren’t playing. And I know for a fact the file(s) isn’t corrupted.

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  8. I just like the fact you guys respond to everybody!! I found a work around that I like for my particular sub folder issue!! Great customer service! This is why im glad I spend what I spent! ALot of companies don’t respond to EVERY SINGLE post!! Means alot!! Keep up the good work!!

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  9. Hi, even though I love Samplism very much, it is almost unusable for me. I have huge library and have big lag in reading the tags of the samples. I have to wait sometimes a minute or more till the tags start to work properly and go through each one separately. I am on MAC Sierra 10.12.6

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    1. Hi. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
      Could you tell us more details about your problem?
      1. How many samples in your Samplism Library?
      2. Is Samplism slow regardless of its version? or a specific version?


      1. Wow. You’re using more than 700000 samples with Samplism…
        Although we carefully designed Samplism to deliver the best performance and responsiveness, the performance maybe limited by the number of samples in the Samplism Library.
        A possible solution for this problem is to support multiple Samplism libraries but this requires significant modifications of the current implementation of Samplism.
        Fortunately, we have a plan to support multiple Samplism libraries in the future updates. Until then, we recommend you to manually create multiple Samplism Libraries and to use each Samplism Library alternately as needed.
        If you have further questions about this workaround, please let us know via our official e-mail: audiohelperproject@gmail.com
        Thank you!


  10. Hi, there; I’ve just updated to your latest version 1.5.2 & now the samples in my own-made folders doesn’t show up anymore. I’ve choose All tags & nothing shows up, but when I “Collect Folder”, everything is in there… Do you know how to do a downgrade to 1.5.1? that version was the most stable for me. Thanks.

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  11. Im having another issue. Im adding libraries and I now realize I can change the company so its not under the unknown category but I have subfolders in these folders and its pretty much adding the folder as one including the subfolders inside. All the sounds are there BUT just say I want to dig into a particular folder I don’t have that option because its not creating the sub folders along with the main folders. Or is there someway to fix this? Or do I have to manually add the subfolders? Thanks for your response. Sorry to come with issues but its not like Im not enjoying the program Its one of my best investments!!

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  12. Another feature I would like I Name. I have samples TONs of vinyl audio samples and I can’t sort by name. It just shows the title of the sample. and Thats it. No artist info or anything. well not in the browser section but it should be listed in the browse section. Also most browsers support “sort” like if you select a title up top in the browser section it will put them in order via name, company, date, bitrate, etc etc. Will this be included in future releases ? Thanks!!

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  13. In SImplism view I can’t seem to collapse folders. Like say Im in Library all library and Im going through folders I can’t collapse the folders im not looking at. Is this normal? or a possible bug? Cause I have TONS of folders and that non collapse feature in simplism view is not good. Other than that Samplism is a great addition to my workflow. Ive found sounds I never knew I had!! Thank you! Worth every dime!! What I love is the export folder feature. Once I have all my favorites in a folder? I can just export that folder never have to worry about my library again. But its going to take at least a month to go through my library.. over 200k + sounds!!.. Whew


  14. Hi there,

    I just bought your app a few days ago. I really believe this app has great potential. The automatic tagging system is genius. It lacks however some key features to be truly great. Hereby I would like to add some points I’m missing and hope to help you by pointing them out to make this app the greatest there is.

    * MIDI playback support. I understand you’re working on this, hopefully the update for this will be there soon because it’s really something I think a lot of users need.
    * I have a sample library from over 500 GB and is already organized in sub folders within sub folders within folders… I’m however unable to import my library with the sub folders implemented. Only thing I can do at this point is manually create all folders and sub folders in the app. Is this something you’re working on?
    * When working on MacOS 10.12.3 I’m having some crashes and unexpected shutdowns from the app. I understand updating my OS could possibly fix it, but then some other programs and plugins might be having difficulties. Maybe something you could look at?
    * Maybe you could also look at an in-depth guide with all features in explained. Maybe there is one, but I was not able to find it.

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    1. Also one major thing I just noticed: When previewing a kick/ one shot for example, the first transient of the kick is not being played but is there when dragging to a DAW. Please update the audio player so all the audio information at the start of a sample is being played.

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      1. Hi, Romeo.
        Thanks for your lovely comment.

        1. Supporting MIDI samples will be available in this year.
        (We have been working on this feature for a long time)

        2. One of the key design goals in Samplism was simplicity, that is, we wanted our users not to organize audio samples in unnecessarily complicated ways.
        That’s why Samplism does not allow creating subfolders in a folder.

        3. In v1.5.1, a critical bug that an app crashes when playing specific audio files was fixed.
        Please update an app the latest version. If an app still often crashes even after an update, please contact us.
        We will greatly appreciate if you could send us a crash report.

        4. Tutorial pages and videos will be available soon.

        5. An issue that the Audio Player does not play the first transient of an audio file clearly was fixed in v1.5.1.
        Please update an app to the latest version.

        If you have further questions or any suggestions, please contact us anytime.
        We always love to hear from our users.


    2. Regarding ‘sub folders within sub folders within folders’: I have a similarly sized & organised library & what I did was give each of my ‘top / enclosing’ folders a custom ‘company name’ in Samplism on import & then make each of my sub folders a library under that company. You can still only go two folders deep but it helped me a lot, it would be great if this feature was implemented for those of us with libraries already organised in folders. (I imagine most people using software like Samplism have one which is probably why they are using it)

      Either was Samplism is a great app with lots of potential.

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      1. INdeed – the “company label” workaround is the only way I’ve found to try to keep a pre-existing folder structure somewhat intact. I’d love to see the devs flex on their policy for folder integration and allow users to keep their existing folder structure if so wished by the user.

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    3. Regarding ‘sub folders within sub folders within folders’: I have a similarly sized & organised library & what I did was give each of my ‘top / enclosing’ folders a custom ‘company name’ in Samplism on import & then make each of my sub folders a library under that company. You can still only go two folders deep but it helped me a lot, it would be great if this feature was implemented for those of us with libraries already organised in folders. (I imagine most people using software like Samplism have one which is probably why they are using it)

      Either was Samplism is a great app with lots of potential.

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  15. Hi. I’ve been using the demo of Samplism for a few days & love it. I’ve been adding & tagging my user library.
    1. Can I move my library over to the full version if I purchase it?
    2. When do you plan on adding MIDI (pitched) support as this is a dealbreaker for me? (& others I imagine)
    3. I have a few feature suggestions if that’s OK….
    – MIDI triggering, including pitch.
    – Browse MacOS Filesystem from within Samplism
    – Library Groups / Folders
    – Globally disable automatic tagging for library imports.
    – Divide libraries including sub folders with further subfolders into sub libraries on import (currently only does it one folder deep) Maybe an option to manually tag those folders on import?
    – Ability to select multiple labels / libraries
    – Option to add / create company name on import
    – Button to easily show just favourites (I know you can filter by favourite at the moment in the filter menu)
    – Order sample by list category
    – Reverse sample list alphabetically, it currently from Z-A. (Unless I’m missing something?) 🙂
    – When scanning a sample in the sample display at the moment (clicking around it), it accidentally selects a section, maybe this could be less sensitive?

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    1. Hi, Pat.
      Wow. Thanks for your lovely comment.

      1. Samplism library migration
      You don’t need to care about the Samplism library migration between the demo version and the full version.
      Just purchase Samplism in the Mac App Store and run it. That’s all.

      2. MIDI support
      The MIDI support in Samplism is expected in this year.

      3. Feature requests
      We greatly appreciate your great suggestions.
      A good news is we have been already implementing most of them.
      Please look forward to the future updates.

      Thank you again!


    2. Hey Pat.

      Add/create a company label on import is already there. I can’t remember exactly how the sequence goes now, and I’m not in front of the app, but when the import window shows, trying right clicking on the company label field? I’ve done this plenty of times so I know it’s possible, just can’t be sure how I do it right now. Once I’m back with the app on Monday I’ll check it out.

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  16. I know an enhanced website is coming with a space for feature suggestions, but until it does, here’s a couple from me:
    1. I’d love to be able to select multiple tags rather than, at present, just two. For example, control click to select a new tag, then control click to select another. This would mean you could see all samples of a specific genre, which were loops AND claps. At present not possible to do that.
    2. Use of custom folders. I’d like the option to still see the original library name in the sample list. As a workaround for 1. (above), I have put all trance files in one folder, and all trance ones in another. But that means instead of the different libraries (e.g. “Freshly Squeezed”, or “Vengeance”, you just get “trance” for them all.

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  17. Found the tool I was looking for since ages (while browsing YouTube for AudioFinder videos). You definitely need to do more digital marketing (send a copy to one of the channels like MG the future, loopop, Multiplier, etc). Samplism deserves a bigger user base for sure…

    My first requests after demoing & buying would be SmartFolders & (auto) key tagging…

    Thanks for making a great software that really improves any workflow

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    1. First off, thank you very much for your love of Samplism.

      Our team is doing our best every day to make Samplism a great app. We are constantly updating and adding new features.
      Nevertheless, it’s true that many people are still unaware of the Samplism app.

      Of course, we also hope that our products, especially the Samplism app, are widely known and sold a lot. We are well aware that the digital marketing is essential for that.
      But it is difficult for us to spend much time on the digital marketing because our team is small. Instead, we focus on making the app the best.

      We believe that a great app will be announced to many people someday.
      Although it’s too naive, we truly believe in the potential of the Samplism app.

      The future updates will include great new features. Please look forward to the future updates.
      Thanks for your lovely comment!


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