One Small Clue's Poise is my favorite drum sampler.
It's very simple while having flexible usability.
I think one of most important function of drum sampler is sample audition.
At least it's very very important for me.
I think anyone can make good sound with bad sample.
Of course Poise have sample preview function and its access speed is very fast.
You don't need wait for the sampler to make index of all your hard drive or anoying fragile XML database.
And with single layer mode, you can stock 8 samples on one pad, so you can select witch one to use later.
This trick sacrifice multi layer function, but you can still layer two pads with Pad Link..
It's very flexible.
Poise have two mode, Standard (Linear Interpolation) and High Quality (Sinc Interpolation).
I always use High Quality mode and it's very clear so I don't feel any unwanted coloring sound.
Embed Samples In Project File
This function! This function is very usable. Why so many Plugin haven't this function?
Perhaps not all host handle it, but with FL Studio it works fine.
Only 16 pads and not having chop function nor loop adjusting.
But It's not problem.
It's made for drum samples like MPC and is perfect for its aim.
In addition, you can link your Poise to multiple sample editors.
If you want more pads, insert more Poise.
Price and Protection
I got it with $49. It's cheap as an ogre.
Always no brainer.
And they don't use dongle nor C/R.
You don't need to afraid of one small developper having closed their site nor breaking a dongle.
And, registerd user can receive update program and 64bit beta.