Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: RetroSampler 2.2
Author: TRNR  
Description: RetroSampler is a lo-fi sample player inspired by hardware samplers of the 90s. It features adjustable sample and bit rate, clock jitter control, low pass filter with drive control and integrated ADSR envelope. Lowering the sample rate will introduce a sought-after "ringing" effect that is not just a simple decimation effect: the resampling algorithm accurately follows the transposed pitch without interpolation.

Runs on 64bit Windows and Mac (Intel+Apple Silicon) systems.

A fully featured version can be found here:


Version 2.2:
- Completely rewritten sampler core in C++ to optimize load times, CPU usage and file footprint
- New genuine envelope generator: a linear envelope with additional segments to mimic exponential/logarithmic slopes

Version 2.0:
- Updated resampling algorithm
- Updated clock jitter algorithm
- Added Imaging filter
- Bit reduction now uses uLaw compansion
- New filter design with drive control
- Full ADSR envelope

Version 1.01:
- Updated resampling algorithm with proper anti-aliasing

Version 1.0:
- Initial release

Device Details

Tags synth, drum, sampler
Live Version Used: 11.3.4
Max Version Used: 8.5.5
Date Added: Sep 22 2022 13:30:46
Date Last Updated: Aug 02 2023 13:32:47
Device Type: instrument_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives


I really love this device, there's nothing like it and I like its sound better than any commercial alternatives. With more functions like Ableton's Simpler it would be my absolute go-to sampler.

Thanks for your feedback! I'm actually developing a successor as a VST plugin which is even more refined in terms of the resampling engine. But it's obviously incredibly time-consuming to write in C++.
I'm gonna announce a Discord server soon where I'll be giving out Beta versions (I assume you're in my mailing list, otherwise just drop me a message on my homepage:

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