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 Maize Sampler by Maizesoft is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Maize Sampler
Maize Sampler Maize Sampler
Product Maize Sampler
Developer Maizesoft
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Sampler/Sample PlayerSave As AUSave As VST
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
UtilityDevelopment Tool
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
Downloads Released
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
AIFF, FLAC, OGG, SF2 (SoundFont), WAV
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOnline Activation (Challenge / Response)

Maize Sampler is a cross-platform tool for sound developers to create sample-based virtual instruments.

Feature highlights:

  • Standalone Windows and Mac OS X application.
  • Group selections by key / controller / MIDI channel.
  • Disk-streaming / Memory reading mode.
  • Poly / Mono / Legato voice mode with glide time.
  • LFO, ADSR envelope and reverb effect.
  • Round-robin / Random overlapped sample trigger.
  • Load EXS24 sampler format.
  • Sample loop, Choke cluster, Release trigger.
  • Big sample mapping area and sample table view.
  • Export.mse compact instrument file.
  • Generate VST and Audio Unit plug-ins.
  • User defined UI background skin.
  • XML defined knob, label combobox and keyboard.
  • Serial number copy protection for exported instruments.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By Musik Man
October 20, 2017

i've been using this Software for 2 years now.

and it gets better with every update.

i've been in contact with the creator of this fabulous software Xiang Cao since i bought it.

i tested beta versions for him and gave him feedback to help develop this product .

i also suggested new features that will be coming in a near future .

this software up to know is the only one on the market to can easily create Mac Audio Unit & VST Plugins and Windows VST 32/64-bit plugins

Check my Website to see Plugins Created with Maize Sampler!

Click Here to see Plugin Interface on my Website !

MB Virtual Drums

MB Virtual Bass

MB Virtual Brass

MB Mega Brass

MB Chambersym

MB Mellosym

MB Symclav III

Click Here to Listen to Demos !

MB Virtual Drums Club Series

MB Virtual Drums Rock Series

MB Virtual Drums Vintage Series

MB Virtual Bass Acoustic

MB Virtual Bass Electric

MB Virtual Brass Jazz

MB Virtual Brass Pop

MB Mega Brass

MB Chambersym

MB Mellosym

MB Symclav III

Please Give a Feedback and rate Maize Sampler software!

Musik man

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Reviewed By larslentz
April 24, 2017

This sampler works very well. The documentation could be improved, but overall a user can find their way through it and learn how to use it. I like that the sampler can layer different sounds, then be converted to a standalone VST instrument, The standalone VST instrument can have the panel graphics of your choosing. The knobs and controls are also this way. There is LFO support internal to it and this helps with creating various sound effects.

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Discussion: Active
26 May 2012 at 8:09pm



12 April 2015 at 10:01pm

I'am looking for that kind of product but It's impossible to contact the company. I have the free version of Maize Sampler.

About the limitations, sound is only in one channel, is it normal?

I made a .dll and it works (in one channel only) but when I try it with another pc, the host say:''Cannot find any instrument''.

So I will not buy it without the possibility to contact the company.

22 April 2015 at 1:39am

I tried this thing, but it failed to be recognized as an Audio Unit upon export. I tried to find support about this, but it's just non-existent. Could have had potential for some small sound sets, but with no support and such limitations, I'm probably out.

29 July 2015 at 9:13am


I have been checking out maize sampler with view to create a project,

I have noticed that the Decay and Sustain controls don't actually do anything?

the attack and release work but even with Decay and sustain fully turned off the sound still comes through?

Am i doing something wrong?


29 July 2015 at 4:03pm

The decay, release and sustain work with each other, you won't hear anything from the decay unless the release is at a certain position etc. I've created some nice sample based VSTs with MS2 but it really needs resonance and cutoff pots!.


29 July 2015 at 5:57pm

Thanks for the reply Placemat, .

I know see what you mean, .

Its still only a very light touch though, .

Is there any way to change the amount it affects the sample?

so it cuts the sound entirely?

Also the glide amount does not save when exporting a patch?



27 March 2016 at 5:33pm

I have just created a VST 32-bit with v2.3. I can get to a maximum of 7 banks of the same VST instance loaded but when I click on the eighth bank and try to load the same VST again, it will not let me. I have no idea why it won't. Am I out of memory? There is no message to tell me this. Any thoughts?


Musik Man
Musik Man
10 May 2016 at 2:21am

Version 2.32 is out with an updated Framework and it's less CPU Hungry.

now DFD Works whithout Noise a Great Improvement Thanks to Xiang Cao.


Musik Man
Musik Man
19 September 2016 at 12:52pm

Hi Everyone there has been a lot happening lately with "Maize sampler" after going thru a lot of testing with Xiang Cao he just released a new Version v2.4

here are the new features .

– Multioutput player works better now
– Added the action to chose group output in combo box
– Level meter supports master output level
– Fixed the z-order bug in GUI editor
– Fixed a selection bug in table view
– Fixed a problem where amplitude range is not properly saved in player
– Updated the application framework.

new things that would be appreciated:

the ability to choose MIDI channel for each group from the GUI.

separate reverb send for each group accessible from the GUI.

if you think these are good ideas support the Project by buying it.

19 September 2016 at 4:05pm

These are great improvements. I would still like to see reso and cut off pots and also the ability to have sliders for ADSR etc instead of just knobs.
It is definitely getting there and there is nothing out there like it. Keep up the good work.


Musik Man
Musik Man
19 September 2016 at 4:19pm

the best way to get something like Reso & Cut-off mplemented is to buy the software then you can communicate with the Creator Xiang Cao.

for adsr sliders you can create them easily with Knobman and use them inside a custom knob.

download for free.



25 November 2016 at 8:23pm

i can not get any sliders to work in maize that is created in knobman ... any tips what i might be doing wrong thanks.

Musik Man
Musik Man
25 November 2016 at 9:23pm

First the size of the exported slider Knob has to Be Perfectly Square like 72 x 72 then center your slider in it.

export as stitched image with vertical orientation.

email me i will send you an Example that i got to work in maize sampler.


Musik Man
Musik Man
2 February 2017 at 1:36pm

V2.41 Update has Been Released after going thru a lot of testing with Xiang

Bug Fixes are:

– Better multi-output player support
– Fixed a problem where the last instrument is not correctly restored in player
– Fixed a wav sample file reading problem when it contains loop information
– Fixed a keyboard color problem
– Restore last selected groups for groups with manual selection type
– Updated the application framework.

Please support the product by Buying it.

it is the only product like this on the market !

now that Sonic Birth is Dead!

Musik Man
Musik Man
3 February 2017 at 8:18pm

i Forgot about another Bug Fix:

-Fixed LFO Control with the modulation Wheel on Both Windows And Mac exported Plugins.

25 February 2017 at 4:48am

I found a few bug from version 2.40 and submitted my results back in December, they have not been fixed yet. I provided detailed information as well as videos hoping that it would be fixed. I have purchased this product and do support the product in hopes issues like this could be fixed.

When creating a drum machine with Maize the ADSR does not fully function correctly when placing each sound in their own group. The Decay and Sustain do not work at all even with all the testing I have done. The other issue is once we created a simple drum loop and converted that MIDI to audio the audio was off by a bar or two. I have had a few beta testers report an issue when playing back, beta testers indicate notes are off but the MIDI notes are in the correct location. An example is if a kick played in bar 1 the kick triggers at bar 2 or 3.

If I am doing something wrong please advise how to correct the issue.


Musik Man
Musik Man
7 March 2017 at 6:31pm

Hi Again About that Drum Machine you are trying to Create.

were you talking of making loops inside maize sampler and after trig them with a keyboard note.

or simply a drum Sample Player because everything works on my side you can try my Drum kits you will see.

Check out My Drums

27 March 2017 at 11:31am

Hi Mukik Man. Love your drum modules!! Are they created in Maize? If so, how did you create the sliders?

27 March 2017 at 11:28am

I've found that when I export the VST using the demo for Audio Unit, it doesn't work in Mac OS X Sierra? Is this something to do with Sierra needing updating or is Maize not compatible with Sierra?

Musik Man
Musik Man
7 May 2017 at 6:55pm

Hi placemat sorry for the delay was Busy on another project.

to understand what is the problem.

you say Maize APP not compatible with sierra or you say maize created VST plugin's not compatible with sierra.

i did create all my plugins mostly with the maize app v2.4.1 in Windows 7 and in OS X 10.6.8.

i tested All my created plugins in OS X Sierra "Audio Unit with Logic Pro X" and "VST with Cubase Elements * and everything was fine.

6 June 2017 at 6:52pm

Do you know if maize sampler exports are compatible with Logic Pro X? I've been reading that Pro X uses .vst files.

14 November 2018 at 10:15am

Hi Musik Man.

Apologies for the delay also.

I have quite a few customers who are having much trouble in installing Audio Unit instruments in Logic Pro X under Sierra.

I've had a nice guy (customer) in New York who found a work around for it my deactivating the security whilst installing it. I'm not a Mac user, so it's difficult for me to explain.

I wish that it was just as effortless for Logic users to install as it is for Cubase users like me!;-).

Also, it would be great to have a 'Glide/Portamento' in polyphonic mode.




27 July 2017 at 12:14pm

OK, I've now managed to create a knob in knobman and successfully import it into Maize. I have a slight issue though. All of the knobs are one click off centre to the left when I export the VST and test it out. I have 31 frames to get the centre click, but for some reason, I can't see why they are not centralised.

Can anyone please help me out?

19 August 2018 at 8:13pm

Is anyone else having serious issues with the Audio Unit exports, especially with Logic X? I'm getting so many people saying just how difficult it is to get the VSTs working in Logic. You have to go into recovery mode and turn off the system protections which you shouldn't have to do. I wish Xiang could fix this.

If any other users are having similar problems please let me know.

13 November 2018 at 8:23pm

I already finished my percussion instrument and now I want to create the professional installation for WIN is .exe and MAC .dmg. How do I do it? Thanks.

Musik Man
Musik Man
19 December 2018 at 1:35pm

Hi Guy's.

Maize Sampler v2.5.5 is Out:

  • The ADSR Works Perfectly Now!

i re-wrote the "Maize Documentation Manual" and sent it to Xiang

inside this updated manual you will find explanation how to use the "ADSR" and the new Fearures.

Midi CC Controls still need to be added for "Modulation" and "Glide Time (Portamento)"

this App is easy to use and the Best For Creating

"Audio unit VST & VST3" for Mac

& "VST VST3" for Windows

Check My Website for Plugins Created with Maize Sampler!

MB Audio Lab

19 December 2018 at 4:30pm

Well done! I look forward to adding the ADSR again.

Merry Christmas all.

20 December 2018 at 8:04pm

Thanks Music Man and Xiang.

Musik Man
Musik Man
10 January 2019 at 5:27pm

Hi Everybody Maize Sampler Version 2.5.5 Works on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Export to 32/64-bit on Mac and Pc is Working Perfectly.

a new updated .pkg Version will Be Uploaded Soon Meanwhile you can Extract The App From the .pkg With Pacifist.

or you can install it on 10.7 or Higher and then copy the app and paste it back into 10.6.8.

it Will Work.

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