Poise is now free with both 32 and 64-bit support. Including samples too. Different skins are also available. This a great drum sampler with lots of adjustments available and no problems. Maybe it's a forgotten gem? Anyone interested in drum vsti should not miss out on this. I am now using it more often than every just because it has got all you need for a drum sampler. And it is FREE now.Read Review
One of the best drum/percussion sample player, straighforward but with all the option you need, really easy and fun to use, responsive developer.Read Review
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.
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I believe this device is the best emulation of the Akai MPC Drum sampler in VST format.
Its' based on the Akai MPC series, If MPC style programming is your cup of tea then you shouldn't have any problems figuring out the basic functions of Poise.
What does it sound like? Awesome !
Sounds like the real deal, the LP/HP Filters, distortion F/X, modulation, and amplitude/pitch enveloping are great tools to edit drums/samples.
These are my fav. features of this plug in:
16 Drum Pads.
8 Samples per Drum Pad.
Multiple Sample switching modes:
Trigger All (for layering multiple samples).
Support for velocity splits.
Inbuilt sample browser with preview.
Drag and Drop sample loading.
2 - 16 stereo outputs.
Comprehensive Pad and Sample editing with:
Amplitude + Pitch Envelopes.
Volume + Balance + Pitch.
A user assignable FX module, and humanization.
The manual is handy when you want to look at the more advanced features of Poise
One Small Clue has free drums available on the forum, check them out!
Poise is also skinnable !
I contacted customer support and received a response immediately.
Since I purchased Poise there have been numerous updates!
Value For Money:
Under 50 bucks, really ?
Order it now you won't be sorry!
This drum machine is rock solid
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