Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

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JerGoertz
KVRAF
2793 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:51 am

I'm looking for a sampler that will allow me to quickly manipulate samples (pitch-shift, reverse, timestretch, etc.). I have Geist 2, Kontakt 5, and a few others, but I confess that I haven't really dug deep into any of them.

Just saw that Serato Sample is on sale for $50 at PB. Is this something worth the money, given what I already have?
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JerGoertz
KVRAF
2793 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:00 pm

Anybody? Buehler? Buehler?
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Lotuz2019
KVRian
511 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:49 pm

Try the demo and compare it to your other plugins. I like how it sounds and I like its simplicity. Pitch 'n Time sounds very natural to me, unlike the Time Machine I remember from Intakt. Never heard Kontakt's Time Machine Pro timestretch/pitchshift algorithm. Perhaps that it sounds nice too.

Btw a free LE version of Serato Sample comes with the Novation Sound Collective:

https://novationmusic.com/en/sound-collective

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2793 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:54 am

Lotuz2019 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Try the demo and compare it to your other plugins. I like how it sounds and I like its simplicity. Pitch 'n Time sounds very natural to me, unlike the Time Machine I remember from Intakt. Never heard Kontakt's Time Machine Pro timestretch/pitchshift algorithm. Perhaps that it sounds nice too.

Btw a free LE version of Serato Sample comes with the Novation Sound Collective:

https://novationmusic.com/en/sound-collective
Thanks, I have also heard good things about Pitch 'n Time. Will check it out.
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kavin2134
KVRist
46 posts since 27 Mar, 2020

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:44 pm

Unpopular opinion but u gotta check tal sampler

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2793 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:06 pm

kavin2134 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Unpopular opinion but u gotta check tal sampler
I have it, but isn't its feature set quite a bit different from Serato?
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digitalboytn
KVRAF
1773 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:20 pm

Is it a good fit for you ?

How tall are you ? :)
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2793 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:02 pm

4'25"
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dirtydenver
KVRer
16 posts since 15 Mar, 2020

Re: Is Serato Sample a good fit for me?

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:16 am

What DAW do you use?

I found it to be rather simple (not a bad thing!) Easy to drag + drop an audio file in, "auto generate" samples from a single audio file which get applied to pads automatically. Can do some basic manipulation. It's quick and easy to use, no frills.

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