Free Multitimbral VSTi Software Sampler Inspired By Retro Hardware Samplers

Free software sampler vst for windows

Developer Calle Wilund has released a free multitimbral sampler for Windows, TX16Wx:

After several years of on/off development, I finally got my act together (somewhat) during July of 2011 and fixed the few remaining features I wanted to add before publishing the plugin. The result is the first public beta release of the TX16Wx VSTi Software Sampler.

It is a 100% free VSTi Sampler with professional features and an easy to use graphical interface – and – one of the few sampler instruments, free or commercial, with a fully documented file format.
Not a preset-player or disk-streaming library engine, this is a plugin for you to make your own sounds, tweak and experiment. Bring back the fun of the old hardware samplers – in software.

Details below. You can download the free software sampler at Wilund’s site.

Note: The software is being released as a beta. 


  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
  • 128 voice polyphony
  • 16 modulation slots per voice
  • 24dB resonant filter
  • Two LFO + Two modulation envelopes per voice
  • Polyphonic glide
  • Built-in sample editor
  • Actually samples! Record waves straight into the sampler.
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
  • 4 Stereo + 8 Mono outputs
  • 16 mappable controllers for automation
  • Multiple loop definitions per wave
  • Individual outs for keyboard groups (drums)
  • Multiple keyboard scales
  • Multiple trigger modes
  • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
  • WAV/AIFF/AIFC/SoundFont 2 support
  • Reads Typhoon compressed AIF files
  • 100% documented XML-based sound file format. Anyone can write conversion tools.
  • Low CPU usage
  • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
  • 64-bit support
  • Nice sound!

Downloads for Windows x86 and x64 are available.

13 thoughts on “Free Multitimbral VSTi Software Sampler Inspired By Retro Hardware Samplers

  1. Your software looks great, although I would not part with my Akais. Eight separate outs, perfect for seperate channels of mixing. I think it's funny that you can buy a hardware akai sampler second hand for a 100 quid. They are great!!

  2. IMO, "real" samplers need to actually sample; something that today's "library loaders" fail to understand.

    Plus, I'd much rather have SampleWiz than my old Ensoniq Mirage (though, I miss her 8-bit grime and analog filter) or Yamaha SU-10. I agree that an open file system would be quite welcome in iOS but I don't think that should stop developers.

  3. Seems like a lot of people have good things to say about SampleWiz.

    Can it do fairly deep sample mangling?

    It looks pretty goofy and I have yet to see any demos that go beyond basic sampling.

  4. Ur telling me the last Samplewiz demo JR did was basic! Man I would love to hear what you can do with a sampler then 😉

  5. I have found that the basic AUSampler in GB is fairly powerful. Just have to take a minute to figure it out. It's a pretty basic sampler but it can map almost any file to key range and gives you some pretty strong mappable controls for normal synth params (reso,mod,cutoff) might take a minute to explore it if you are wanting to play with a great sampler that you might not know you had!

  6. Gah, SSE (2!) required! Too bad. This one looks really promising.

    Maybe I ought to upgrade.

    … Nah, it's only been 10 years after all.

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