TAL-Sampler is not just a sample player. It’s a full featured analog modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source, including a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.
Don’t expect a 40GB piano sample library with samples for every velocity or something similar. The idea is to bring back the fun sampling was in the good old times with small samples, fast loading times and an intuitive work-flow to create your own sample presets without getting lost in the settings.
It’s possible to choose between different digital analog converters (DAC’s) to get the vintage sound of different hardware samplers inside your DAW. We don’t make cheap bit crushing or decimation on the output signal. We really down-sample the sample to the desired sampling frequency, then process the data depending on the chosen DAC and up-sample it to the desired pitch. Most DAC modes offer a LEVEL slider. This feature allows the user to reduce the volume of the recorded sample and decreases the sample quality. Load your favorite high quality sample and make it sound vintage and noisy. The 24dB low pass filter will like it.
The plug-in has four layers an can play four samples simultaneous. There is also a simple SFZ import for samples that imports the mapping and sample paths, but the plug-in also contains an easy to use mapping editor.
It’s possible to load and play your own samples in every common sample format (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac). Import samples with drag & drop from finder or explorer. There is also an intuitive sample browser that helps to find samples fast.
Some nice additions like a vintage real-time time stretcher and the possibility to modulate or automate the sample loop positions:
- Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, Sample Hold).
- Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
- Variable sample rate.
- Powerful MOD-Matrix.
- Four sample layers.
- Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
- Three LFO’s (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
- High Quality effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
- Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP).
- Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
- Scalable high resolution user interface.
- The possibility to change font and background colour.
- Fast sample and preset loading.
Library of presets :
Ametrine Audio Samples – Ice Pads
Diderique – Trevor Flavours 2
Eppo Schaap – Pro53
Joel Dreaver – Joel’s Retrograde Soundset
Quickmix – 80s Core Drums
TAL – Classic 80s
TAL – EmptyVessel
Vim Cortez – AnalogDrones
TAL-Sampler version 1.7.4 released:
Possible crash when changing presets fixed (v 1.7.4).
Faster preset loading (v 1.7.4).
Fixes crash introduced by v 1.7.2 (v 1.7.3).
Dac Volume modulation fixed (v 1.7.2).
Remember last loaded SFZ for next button fixed (v 1.7.2).
DC offset in delay with feedback fixed (v 1.7.2).
Stereo Inverse does not work anymore fixed (v 1.7.2).
Import SFZ from the main menu while playing crash fixed (v 1.7.1).
Changing presets can lead to crash fixed (v 1.7.1).
Max loop size when loading a new sample and loop is not set already (v 1.7.0).
Filter noise with a lot resonance reduced (v 1.7.0).
Loop engine improved and possible clicks removed (v 1.7.0).
Ping-Pong loop mode added (v 1.7.0).
Global velocity switch added (v 1.7.0).
S1000 resampler mode improved -> volume reduced at lower frequencies (v 1.7.0).
Change timestretch density in realtime now possible (v 1.7.0).
OSX 32 bit plugin performance improved (v 1.7.0).