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 1.9.3?

Introducing the Floating Waveform view

BGM: “WoW!” by Lovelyz (https://youtu.be/a1ENnG-s630)

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 (v1.9.10)


Demo version : Click to download

Get Samplism Lite For Free (v1.3.10)


Features Comparison

Samplism LiteSamplism
Maximum allowed number of samples50,000Unlimited
Library SupportOO
Folder SupportXO
Automatic Tag MatchingO O
Manual taggingX O
Supporting macOS tags XO
Variable playback tempo & pitchPlayback only* Playback
* Export
Drag and drop supportSample only* Sample
* Waveform selection
* Transient region
Import third-party library* Apple Loops
* Ableton Live
* Logic Pro X
* Apple Loops
* Ableton Live
* Splice
* Loopcloud
* Native Instruments
Files View supportXO
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, Splice and AKAI MPC 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.

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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.

Minimum System Requirements

  • macOS 10.13, or later (*Fully compatible with macOS Monterey).
    • Native support for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • 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. I hope the lack of updates recently means version 2 is coming very soon with amazing new features? Look forward to it, Samplism is by far the best at what it does!!


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    1. Hi, Chris. The answer is No.
      Audio files in Ableton Live Packs are encrypted and can be played only in Ableton Live.
      For example, select an audio file in Ableton Live packs and preview it in Finder (i.e., pressing spacebar), then you will see that it is not properly playing.
      To the best of our knowledge, there’s no way for third-party apps to load audio files in Ableton Live Packs.

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  2. I cant open Samplism for some reason. Im getting a failed to initialize audio playback engine. Im on Big Sur and I just updated it. It worked before but dont understand why this is happening all of a sudden.

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  3. Being able to preview FX is a wonderful feature, but it would be even better if you could resample/export a file (maybe to sit next to it’s parent unaffected file). I sit possible to implement this feature?

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  4. Some suggestions for the next version (if you’re taking any):
    1) Will there be an AI sound identifying feature, if a file doesn’t have “kick” written in, but it’s a kick, the software can identify it (kind of like Sononym)?
    2) Will there be a DAW integration where one can play the samples straight from the DAW and audition the sounds at the host bpm tempo? Sort of like Loopcloud and ADSR Sample Manager do? If I’m writing a song at 90bpm, but the sample loop is 120bpm. It would be cool to be able to hear it without having to drag in into the daw first.

    Looking forward to the new version whenever it comes out!

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  5. I mainly use user tags.
    I’d love an easy way to identify which samples in a library don’t have a user tag assigned.
    For example – if a library contains 1000 samples, and the user tags for that library total 950, I’d love an easy way to identify those remaining 50 samples.
    Is this possible, or can it be implimented?


  6. Version 2 with pitched MIDI playback & ability to go further than 2 folders deep in folder view soon pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssseeeee?????!!!!!! :-))))))))))

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