TAL-Sampler An Analog-Modeling Synth With Sampling Sound Engine


TAL has introduced TAL-Sampler – a full-featured analog-modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source.

It offers a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.

Here’s what they have to say about TAL-Sampler:

Don’t expect a 40GB piano sample library with samples for every velocity or something similar. The idea is to bring back the fun sampling was in the good old times with small samples, fast loading times and an intuitive work-flow to create your own sample presets without getting lost in the settings.

It’s possible to choose between different digital analog converters (DAC’s) to get the vintage sound of different hardware samplers inside your DAW. We don’t make cheap bit crushing or decimation on the output signal. We really down-sample the sample to the desired sampling frequency, then process the data depending on the chosen DAC and up-sample it to the desired pitch. Most DAC modes offer a LEVEL slider. This feature allows the user to reduce the volume of the recorded sample and decreases the sample quality. Load your favorite high quality sample and make it sound vintage and noisy. The 24dB low pass filter will like it!


  • Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, Sample Hold).
  • Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
  • Variable sample rate.
  • Powerful MOD-Matrix.
  • Four sample layers.
  • Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
  • Three LFO’s (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
  • High Quality effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
  • Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP).
  • Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
  • Scalable high resolution user interface.
  • Fast sample and preset loading
  • More than 100 presets available

TAL-Sampler is available now, for Mac & Windows, with an introductory price of US $45, normally $60. A demo is also available.

via aymat

20 thoughts on “TAL-Sampler An Analog-Modeling Synth With Sampling Sound Engine

        1. If an app is too CPU-intensive for a current iPad, it may need to be optimized.

          The iPad Air 2 has a geekbench score that’s about the same as a Microsoft Surface 2. That’s not cutting-edge workstation performance – but both devices are designed to be very portable machines, that are fully capable of running ‘desktop-class’ software.

          1. I suppose that’s true. But have you seen reviews for applications that target newer hardware specifically? People download it and try to run it on ancient hardware and then leave horrible reviews. Which leads to misery for the developer. I wouldn’t want to deal with that.

            How do the newer ones handle something like Thor along with other stuff through something like AudioBus? I have an iPad 3 and it can really only handle one thing at a time.

            1. It’s ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t.’

              Some people get pissed off that demanding music apps don’t run well on a 4 or 5 year old and the rest get pissed off that man of the most interesting new music apps are coming out on iOS devices!

              It seems like developers of demanding apps are pretty good about outlining the sort of hardware you need, but you are right, there are still going to be people griping because the latest DAW won’t run on an iPad 1.

          2. to even compare the computational power of an iPad to an actual desktop computer suggests YOU don’t know what your talking about.

  1. I really wanted to like the demo, because it comes so close to what I want, but it needs a little more polish i think… Would love more filter types, loop point support, inter-layer modulations, better display of the same position, cross layer modulation and most of all the able to copy one layer onto the other so you can make cool detuned waves easily. Also maybe because its the demo but it crashed Ableton alot, I will be keeping an eye on this for future updates.

  2. This is a wonderful idea (using old sampler algorithms) that i have been thinking about for ages.

    Stoked to see that someone is doing it!

    Lets hope this is just a start.

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