Samplab VST/AU plugin
Try the VST/AU Plugin for free
Samplab (Desktop App & Plugin)
Maximum 10 seconds per audio file
Samplab (Desktop App & Plugin)
Up to 100 seconds per audio file
Real-time and premium warping
Frequently Asked Questions
The Samplab Plugin only has a fraction of the functionality that the Desktop app provides. Currently, the Desktop app provides the following additional features:
- Premium audio warping
- Key detection
- Automatically adjusting the tempo and key of samples to each other
- Making notes longer
- Changing the volume of notes
- Adding an offset to notes
- Many more to come...
The VST/AU plugin standard is quite restrictive and doesn't allow us to implement many of the features that we want to implement. That's also why the Desktop App can do a lot more. We're gonna continue improving the plugin, but as time goes on, the gap between the plugin and Desktop functionality will only get wider.
Click to display the steps. In order to get the most out of the plugin, please make sure you properly follow step 3, where you drag the resulting MIDI file into the same track that the plugin is in. Once the plugin shows the result, it can be used like a virtual intrument.
When you drag and drop an audio file into the plugin, it is sent to our server for processing. Once this is completed, you recieve the result with all the notes in the audio seperated. In order to edit the notes, we generate a MIDI file that you can drag into the Samplab track. From now on, the plugin acts like a virtual instrument: It gets the MIDI events as input from your DAW and plays the (edited) notes. If you don't make any changes to the MIDI, the result should sound the same as the original audio. Of course, you can also just use the MIDI file for other things.
The Samplab Plugin should be compatible with most DAWs that support the VST3 or AU plugin formats. It has been verified to work with Ableton Live (10.1 or higher), FL Studio and Logic Pro on Windows and Mac.
An Internet connection is only required to transform new audio files. Once the result is received, you can use and manipulate it indefinitely without being connected to the Internet.
No, we only transform the audio files and send the result back to your plugin. We neither save your files, nor do we use them for anything else.
Yes, we transfer all files securely through HTTPS. The audio files are transformed on a server hosted by Amazon Web Services and are immediately deleted once the result is sent back.
The control messages help us identify which note is being played in audio files with more than 127 notes.
In order to detect which note is being played, we utilize the MIDI velocity of the incoming notes. However, due to the nature of the MIDI format, there are only 127 possible velocity values. Therefore, we need to add additional information to the input if there are more than 127 notes. Some DAWs like FL Studio allow us to introduce multiple channels to fix this issue. Unfortunately, some other DAWs like Ableton Live simply ignore MIDI channels. In these cases, we use the MIDI control messages to determine which note is being played. Due to this workaround, you can't shift the notes to arbitrary locations in such samples, because a large change might change the note that is being played.
When you activate stereo, any audio that is newly transformed will be stereo. If you already have some transformed audio that is mono, it will remain mono. Please upload the audio file again in order to make it stereo.
The playback speed of the notes is determined by the tempo of the MIDI files. When you upload a new audio, we estimate its tempo. You can adjust this estimate by changing the "Estimated BPM" in the plugin. For the change to take effect, you have to drag the MIDI file into your DAW again.
On Windows, the default location for the VST3 plugin is "C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3". On Mac, the default location for the VST3 plugin is "HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3" and for the AU plugin is "HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components".
No, unfortunately we're not able to get a VST2 license because it was discontinued and only developers who created VST2 plugins in the past are still able to distribute them. If you really need a VST2 plugin, we recommend using a VST3 to VST2 bridge such as Kushview's Element. We are not affiliated with Kushview and are not taking any responsibility for their product to work with Samplab.
You need to have the most recent version of the plugin to be able to use premium features. In order to update the plugin, please download and install it again here.
No, our Basic plan is free and does not require a credit card.
No, the same subscription applies to both products.
Yes. The subscription only applies to new audio files that are uploaded. You will always be able to use previously transformed content.
You can cancel your subscription at any time in your Account Settings.
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