Six un­der­rated vir­tual sam­plers you should try

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Sugar Bytes Ego­ist | €99

Avail­able as a VST/AU plugin for PC/ Mac or as an iOS app, Ego­ist is an un­con­ven­tional sam­ple-slicer with a 303-style se­quenced bassline synth, drum ma­chine and seven ef­fects.

New Sonic Arts Nu­ance 2 | €99

Bored of over­com­pli­cated, bloated sam­plers? Check out this CPUfriendly, stream­lined plugin, which of­fers uni­son, quick drag-and-drop mod­u­la­tion, XY pad and more.

Togu Au­dio Line TAL-Sam­pler | £46

This four-layer vir­tual sam­pler em­u­lates the sig­nal path and associated arte­facts of sev­eral hard­ware sam­plers.

NI/Tim Ex­ile Flesh | £89

Not a sam­pler as such, but in­stead lets you load in a rhyth­mic sam­ple then play back the sliced sam­ple as it drives four en­gines: a mono-, poly- and sub bass synth and ef­fects.

Ser­ato Sam­ple | $99

Chop, loop, pitch and stretch a sam­ple into up to 16 seg­ments, then jam in your cuts, MPC-style. It’s ba­sic, but the stretch­ing and shift­ing al­go­rithms are some of the best.

Au­dio Dam­age Quanta | $99

A gran­u­lar synth breaks a sam­ple into grains, then re­com­bines them. This one has a uniquely in­tu­itive in­ter­face, vis­ual feed­back, syn­thetic osc and break­point mod­u­la­tion.

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