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ADSR Sample Manager

Sample Manager Plugin by ADSR
ADSR Sample Manager
ADSR Sample Manager by ADSR is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Minimum Specification: Windows 7 4GB RAM
Minimum Specification: Mac OS 10.9.x 4GB RAM
Stand-Alone Utility / Application
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A Smart Sample Management Tool For Your DAW.

ADSR Sample Manager makes your entire sample library searchable and audible directly in your DAW with smart and custom tags. Preview any sample in your library in the context of your track using MIDI or drag audio directly to your project. Standalone and plug-in now included.

The optimal starting point for every production session, ADSR Sample Manager makes organizing, finding and auditioning samples refreshingly simple.

The most effective way to access all your samples at once, ADSR Sample Manager keeps your project in the flow work in standalone or keep all the action right in your DAW:

  • Automatically tags all your samples in a flash.
  • All your samples searchable in an instant.
  • Standalone or VST/AU.
  • Hear samples in the context of your music with MIDI input.
  • Drag samples directly into your project.
  • Key detection and transpose to key.
  • Use multiple instances directly in your project.
  • Loops sync to your project tempo.
  • Trim sample start and end points.
  • Play samples forward, reverse or ping pong.
  • Save your favourite sounds and searches.
  • Use with services like Splice, Noiiz and Loopcloud.
  • Instant inspiration with the random button.
  • Unlock your sample library and find the perfect sound.

Ever gotten halfway through a track and wished you'd tried a different sound? Do you feel like half your production time is lost to sorting through sample folders and files? Do you even really know what sounds you actually have in your current sample library?

Forget empty promises made at midnight that one day you're going to clean up your hard drive. Download ADSR Sample Manager – it's free and it works.

New in ADSR Sample Manager 1.7:

  • Added Favourite Collections.
  • Added Search tabs.
  • Added frequency analysis to waveform display.
  • Added new columns: file path, library, effective length, bit depth, sample rate, channel count & codec.
  • Added Apple Silicon native support.
  • Improved add tag dialogue.
  • Improved stability.
  • Improved zooming when using the +- buttons or pinch gesture.
  • Fixed folder list closing when files dragged from Sample Manager.
  • Fixed tag panel not showing at startup.
  • Fixed missing tag buttons in sample view.
  • Fixed crash when editing BPM for multiple samples.
  • Fixed problem with all tags disappearing after restore from settings panel.
  • Fixed issue with selecting tags from the auto-complete list when in AND mode and the text partial excludes the tag selected.
  • Fixed issue where downloading files from website purchases would ask for library refresh at every startup.
  • Various small bug fixes and UI improvements.

New in ADSR Sample Manager 1.6:

  • Expand your library.
  • Discover a near-unlimited library of sounds. All locked to your projects tempo and in key.
  • Enjoy the freedom to pay as you go – no subscription.
  • Recently added features in ADSR Sample Manager.
  • Sample manipulation controls: HP/LP filters, fade in and out, gain, normalize and meter.
  • Zoom waveform with snapping for start / end points (zero crossing and note division).
  • Looped previews with quantized start points.
  • Ableton LINK enabled – Join the same network and sync your loops and one-shots with others using multiple devices running Link-enabled software / mobile apps.
  • ADSR Account Integration: login and browse your purchased sample packs. Search and preview samples from the cloud like you would your local library. Listen in sync with your track (key/bpm) – download everything or just what you need.
  • New sample info columns: length, file size and date added, with the ability to show/hide what you need.
  • New genre and label tag types. Find the right sound at the right time.
  • Dragging into your DAW renders the sample with all of your selected settings (fades, tempo etc) or drag the raw sample by user choice.
  • Midi mappable controls; random/random back, filters, fades, gain.
  • AAX Support.
  • Duplicate sample detection with hide duplicate function.
  • Resizeable waveform display (drag up and down to resize) with added retina support.
  • Collapsible left panel and reduced minimum size allowed.

Various performance improvements and bug fixes.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.25 from 12 reviews
ADSR Sample Manager

Reviewed By Lawgun [all]
December 22nd, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows

Awful design in overall, bad interface, slow scanning, keep working after DAW was closed already. The fact it's free isn't enough for an excuse.

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ADSR Sample Manager

Reviewed By YnJ [all]
December 10th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows

Agree with and second the other fellows who have understood that you need to wait for the Sample Manager to get the analyzing done first, and not load all your samples up into it all at once.

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ADSR Sample Manager

Reviewed By antoniusguntoro [all]
December 6th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

I love it because it can play different key without changing the playback speed. But the sound is bad on very high notes (understandable). IMPORTANT: you should wait until the plugin finished to analyze the sample library when first time importing a sample folder. When it finished, the plugin is stable. You can monitor the progress by clicking "Show library panel" menu at the left side. It took me 30 minutes to analyze 16 GB sample folder. It crashed a lot while it's analyzing, but when it's done I never experience crash again. (Cakewalk 64-bit Win 10 vst3).

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ADSR Sample Manager

Reviewed By AX11 [all]
March 26th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

Works quite nicely for me. Has been rock stable so far and seems up to the task. Intuitively to work with, responsive and clear interface. Still is a lot of work to tag and sort a big library that has been growing for ten years or more for sure, but that's within the nature of these things.

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ADSR Sample Manager

Reviewed By Ijon Tichy [all]
March 5th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.6 on Windows

I haven't come across such an unstable plugin in many years. It crashes so often it's completely useless. I could add one star for being free, but I would have to take it back for my lost time, especially since the developer doesn't seem to care.

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Discussion: Active
28 July 2018 at 11:44am


Oh god. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I need nothing more. I waited for my whole life for this random button.

3 May 2019 at 11:22am

I'd guess you're in my team and think ANY software should have a random button?

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