What is SampleSort?

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

What OSes Does SampleSort Support?

SampleSort currently supports the following operating systems (x64):

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Does SampleSort Sync with My DAW?

SampleSort is completely independent of the host DAW. We have been investigating Ableton Link integration but we have no timeline on when that might be implemented. Tighter integration with other DAWs is coming in future updates.

How do I Scan for my files?

There are a variety of ways to scan for your files. The best place to start is 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 SampleSort will continuously loop the current audio allowing you to preview loops.

You can also set SampleSort to operate in mono mode or polyphonic.

How do I export Samples?

In both the Search and browser views right-clicking on a sample 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.

You can also multi-select files and use the context menu, or you can double click individual files.

Once you have completed building your list of samples to export, you can navigate to the export view to export these samples to your project locations on your hard drive or use the global shortcut key ALT+E.

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.

How do I get my Project Statistics?

If you have purchased a Pro license to the full version and have an open project you can access the project statistics on the statistics page.

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 and drivers, you shouldn’t have any issues using SampleSort.

What Sample Rates Are Supported?

If you have a Pro version of SampleSort can play any 32bits / 192Khz sampling rate file. SampleSort will also play stereo, mono and surround sound files.

The unlicensed free version of SampleSort is limited to 16bit 44.1Khz.

What File Formats Are Supported?

SampleSort can play back a very large variety of file types for previewing before including in sample exports. Unlicensed version of SampleSort can only play WAV and MP3 files, whereas the a licensed version includes the following file formats: