Alternatives to Serato Sample?

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KVRist
52 posts since 19 Mar, 2015

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:57 pm

I love Serato Sample but having extensively used the demo i can't shake the feeling it's just a bit too expensive for what it is and for what I use it for. I really enjoy the musical auto-slicing and being able to lock slices while replacing the others with new slices but I don't give a monkey's about pitching a slice across a keyboard - I can export a suitable slice out of Sample and into my DAW's sampler in just a few seconds more and I have far more control and options over it there than in Sample.

Is there anything else out there that offers similar slicing features to Sample?

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KVRian
778 posts since 21 Apr, 2016

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Bit of a cliche answer, but the slice mode in Ableton Sampler. :P
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KVRian
1079 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:06 pm

Actually free and honestly more powerful after their version 3 dropped last week.
https://www.tx16wx.com/

KVRist

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52 posts since 19 Mar, 2015

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:08 pm

zenophilix wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Bit of a cliche answer, but the slice mode in Ableton Sampler. :P
I've got Bitwig and it would be my complete DAW except for a couple of omissions... a slicer being one of them!
SoundPorn wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Actually free and honestly more powerful after their version 3 dropped last week.
https://www.tx16wx.com/
Checking it out now! Thank you!

KVRAF
3263 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:00 pm

The pitch & time shifting in Serato sample is going to be tough to beat, in my opinion. If you care about that, then I don't think there's a better cheaper alternative. If you don't care about that, then there are tons of alternatives.

EDIT: If you get on their mailing list, there are occasional sales. I got Serato Sample for 1/2 off (so $50) about a month ago. Much more palatable price.

EDIT #2: Serato Sample is now 30% off at PB. https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... 113-Sample
Last edited by jsp1979 on Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:13 am, edited 2 times in total.

KVRAF
3263 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:01 pm

Note that the time and pitch stretch is in only in the pro version of TX16WX.

KVRian
1293 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 am

serato sample development seems dead!
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KVRAF
10003 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:10 am

It's on sale at audiodeluxe for $49.
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KVRAF
32270 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:45 am

Does this actually sample though?

KVRAF
3263 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:02 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:45 am
Does this actually sample though?
No.

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KVRAF
9434 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:23 am

The OP has Bitwig but doesnt know it can slice I guess
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KVRAF
32270 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:23 am
The OP has Bitwig but doesnt know it can slice I guess
Oh yeah, I thought this was one of Bitwig's strengths? (although I suppose the pitch and time in Serato is probably better)

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KVRAF
9434 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:03 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am
(although I suppose the pitch and time in Serato is probably better)
Couldnt comment but Bitwig has Elastique algos besides their own, plenty of options :tu:
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KVRist
58 posts since 22 Dec, 2017

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:17 pm

trusampler wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 am
serato sample development seems dead!
Fun fact. We were on the Serato Sample tech team, and now have our own outfit. This is what we are doing > www.algonaut.tech

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