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Sampla - Hip Hop Production Sampler

Sampler/Sample Player Plugin by SONiVOX
Sampla - Hip Hop Production Sampler
Sampla - Hip Hop Production Sampler by SONiVOX is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows System Requirements
Windows 8, 7, XP, or Vista

Pentium IV 2.0 GHz Processor or AMD 1500 XP

MME Compatible Audio Hardware ASIO Compatible Audio Hardware Recommended

Minimum 512MB RAM 2GB Recommended

A VST or RTAS compatible host application (not required for Stand-Alone Mode)

6 Gigabytes free hard drive space
System Requirements
Apple System Requirements
OS X Version 10.4.1 or higher

Intel Based Processor

Minimum 512MB RAM 2GB Recommended

A VST, AU or RTAS compatible host application (not required for Stand-Alone Mode)

4 Gigabytes free hard drive space
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
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Sampla - Hip Hop Production Sampler is a virtual sampler plug-in designed for fast and professional quality sampling, and beat creation for hip hop producers everywhere.

Sampla's unique design bridges the gap between MPC-style sampling and the computer based virtual instrument environment. Sampla allows users to easily record, slice, loop, and assign (keymap) their own recorded samples as well as any of their own wav, acid, aiff, and mp3 samples. In addition to the flexibility provided by Sampla's sampler engine, Sampla's "Learn Mode" allows users to interface their MIDI pad controllers and controller keyboards directly with Sampla. Whether the user is using a MIDI keyboard, MPC pad controller, or just their computer by itself, Sampla is designed to put serious control in the producer's hands.

Additionally Sampla is packed with a diverse and extensive factory sound bank, all recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team, with over 250 high end instrument presets and pad layouts. Included are acoustic and electronic drumkits, basses, keyboards, leads, guitars, strings, brass, pads, vocals, symphonic construction kits, scensorship bleeps and blips, as well as a selection of loops from the SONiVOX LoopLine series.

Key Features:

  • MPC style editing & slicing for easy instrument & beat creation.
  • Imports Wav, Acid, Broadcast Wav, Aiff, & MP3 Format Files.
  • Easy to use record functionality for real time sampling.
  • Over 250 factory preset instruments and pad layouts.
  • 16 user assignable pads.
  • Tempo Sync Stereo Delay, EQ, and Chorus Effects.
  • Assignable filter section with 10 filter types.
  • Graphic waveform display with zoom, click, and drag functionality.
  • MIDI Learn & Save functionality, Sampla is instantly compatible with any MIDI keyboard or pad control.
  • Pad-Specific Variable Resolution Note Repeat and Pattern Arpeggiation Mode.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 2.00 from 1 review

User Interface 7/10

The good side: It's like working with an mpc, there are little buttons all over to lcick to get things done, like importing samples, changing views, etc. For someone moving to a DAW from an MPC this could be a positive

The bad side: I like everything laid out in plain view, for me, i wasn't too hot on it, but i could find everything

Features 6/10
apart from the slicing feature it does nothing your standard bundled DAW or freeware sampler doesn't, a single filter, an envelope, an LFO for the filter, EQ, chorus, and delay.

For those in need of slicing, it works pretty well. The automapping to MIDI is definitely handy, but something i prefer to do in other vst's (or rather, natively in ableton)

It brings nothing new, or nothing very "oldskool" either. It could have done with a bitcrusher and saturator for some "flava"

Sound 3/10
I'll admit it, I first looked into this for inspiration. To play with some preset slices, throw down some synth hooks, and get new ideas.

WOW was I let down. The sounds of an MPC are nowhere here... they are closer to the bundled sounds of fruity loops.

If you want to produce some dirty south uber phat "rap beatz" to put on youtube, then the samples will work for you. For anything oldschool, genre pushing, or "dope", look elsewhere.

The demos of this plugin sound promising, but they are the perfect combination of the best loops in this pack. If you dont throw it all together like that, i doubt it would sound exciting.

Price vs Value

You're essentially paying for an automapping, slicing sampler here, with a lot of bundled content that is very very bland.

If you're willing to part with $150 for an automapping slicer, go for it. Me? I'll stick to ableton, or freeware for that matter.


Oh so glad I demoed it before purchasing. At first I was excited as I was starting a wonky/j dilla style project, and wanted some MPC inspiration.

Deleted it an hour after I installed it, yikes!

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