What is SampleSort?

SampleSort is a Windows application designed to help you organise, discover, catalogue and export samples.

What OSes Does SampleSort Work On?

SampleSort currently supports the following operating systems (both x86 32Bit and x64 64Bit) …

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 10

How do I Build the Database?

There are a variety of way to build the database.  The guide can be found on the Getting Started page.

How do I Audition Samples?

This is one of the key features of SampleSort … just click the sample in the data grid and SampleSort will play the audio file.

In addition to this if you click the “Global Loop Audio” mode button in the top right hand corner of the UI SampleSort will continuously loop the current audio sample allowing you to preview loops.

How do I export Samples?

In both the database and browser views right-clicking on an entry in the data grid will give you access to a context menu.

In these context menus there is an option called “Add to Export” this will add an entry for the selected sample to the export view.  Once you have completed building you list of samples to export you can navigate to the export view to export these samples to your project locations on your hard drive.

Will SampleSort play CDs?

Whilst SampleSort isn’t an audio player as such (at least in the vein of something like WinAmp or iTunes) it will stream audio data from a CD/DVD/BluRay inserted into any optical drive on the local system when browsing using the browser view.

How do I get my Library Statistics?

One you have built your sample library you can access the library statics on the statistics page.

Navigate to the statistics page and at the bottom of the statistics view click the “Update Statistics” button.  This will tell SampleSort to scan over the database and build the various statistics that are available.  Hovering over the “Percentage” column will then display a pie chart showing the overall position of the statistic in relation to the entire database sample library.

Why Is it still Beta?

Ask Google …

Sorry, Flippancy over.  The reason SampleSort is still in beta is that we have a lot of plans for it and getting to the stage where we have done enough work on the application is a non-trivial task.  Just keep us abreast of any issues you have and then we’ll press on to a full v1 release quicker!

What Sound Cards are Supported?

SampleSort uses a sophisticated audio engine that provides support for a vast array of sound cards using both WDM or ASIO drivers. It also supports cards using PCI, USB and Firewire connections. The list of potentially supported cards would be impossible to list individually.  If your card uses one of these connection types you shouldn’t have any issues using SampleSort to access your audio drivers.

What Sample Rates Are Supported?

SampleSort can play any file upto 32bit Bit Depth and up to 192Khz sampling rate files. SampleSort will also play stereo, mono and surround sound files!!

What File Formats Are Supported?

SampleSort can play back a very large variety of file types for previewing before including in sample exports. These include the following file formats: