Computer Music Performance Award

2016/05/25 We are glad to announce that SampleRobot 5 Pro was just bestowed the Computer Music Performance Award. Thanks very much!

Owen Palmer put SampleRobot to the acid test in the current issue cm231 of Computer Music. Here are some quotes from his review.

"Sit back and let this powerful app clone your hardware or software instruments."

"We're blown away by the range of sampler formats that SampleRobot can export to."

"We can safely say that SampleRobot does everything it's supposed to do, and does it well."

"It has the potential to make your life much easier."

Thanks to Owen and the CM team!


SampleRobot 5 Pro-Motion

2016/05/21 Summer is back here in Berlin. How about a cool SampleRobot promotion? If you would like to enjoy your free time in the sunshine while SampleRobot keeps sampling day and night in your studio this might be your chance!

This is our 10 days 20% off promotion for SampleRobot 5 Pro.
The offer is limited in time. It is valid for 6 more days.

Everything you need to sample acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments, voices and noises, is in the download package. Create unique instruments that give the right edge to your music production. Build your own high quality sample libraries in a jiffy. Create new musical loops for your Live sessions. Play your multisamples in software samplers like Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and Reason's NN-XT. Or just go for your hardware. Feed your Teenage Engineering OP-1, Korg Kronos, Triton, microSAMPLER or Volca Sample with sounds other users can only dream of.

Here is your special 20% off coupon code for your order in the SKYLIFE STORE.

(use this one if your currency is EUR)

(use this one if your currency is USD)

Just enter it into the field coupon code on the left side when placing your order.

The SampleRobot 5 Pro download package contains

  1. SampleRobot 5 Pro installer for Mac OS X (10.6. - 10.11. supported)
  2. SampleRobot 5 Pro installer for Windows (10, 8, 7, XP supported)
  3. WaveRobot 5 loop and transient editor
  4. More than 1 GB premium multisamples of classic synthesizers like Andromeda, Jupiter-8, Prophet VS, Sigma, VX600, Xpander
  5. Multisample bonus pack of the fabulous Hartmann Neuron synthesizer


SampleRobot 5 Multi-X announced

2016/05/13 It is Friday the 13th and we have good news not only for scary users. We are about to release SampleRobot 5 Multi-X in a few days. This version offers almost all of the professional autosampling features of its brother SampleRobot Pro on a budget. You will get features for fully automated sampling of MIDI sound sources, hardware and plugins, as well as semi-automatic sampling of acoustic instruments, voices and experimental sounds. With SampleRobot Multi-X you can create large multisample sets lightning fast in the format you like. Multi-X stands for Multi-Export. All available SampleRobot 5 Pro export formats are available also in Multi-X including Soundfont2, HALion, Kronos, microSAMPLER, Volca Sample, OP-1, Kontakt and Reason, EXS24, Dimension, SFZ and WAV.

Compared to SampleRobot 5 Multi-X the Pro version offers up to 24 bit recording depth while Multi-X supports 8 and 16 bit only. SampleRobot Pro also features release sample triggers, a MIDI monitor section and MIDI controllers.

As an option SampleRobot 5 Multi-X can be expanded by the loop and transient editor WaveRobot 5 making editing operations a breeze.

SampleRobot 5 Multi-X will cost 129$ / 99€ / 85£ and it will be available shortly in the SKYLIFE STORE.


SampleRobot @ Musikmesse 2016

2016/04/06 It is time for Musikmesse in Frankfurt again, from April 7th till 10th. The SKYLIFE team will be around showing new SampleRobot 5 Pro and also preliminary versions of SampleRobot 5 Sampling Suite, Multi-X, KORG Edition and WaveRobot. Those newly updated products will be released in April. If you would like to meet the SampleRobot team at Musikmesse please drop us a line: support[at]samplerobot[dot]com. We can arrange a meeting then.

Talking about the Mellotron in our last web news here is a really charming video from 1965 introducing the Mellotron as a wooden "musical computer" to the public. As you can see it is not hard to explain what this wonderful "new" instrument is all about. Keep on filling tapes with tasty samples!

The Mellotron


Do your own sampling as much as you can!

2016/03/02 Recently Jean-Michel Jarre did a video together with NI where he talks about how he was inspired by the sampling technology in the early days. - And he still is! "Do your own sampling as much as you can!" is his mantra. Coming from the Musique Concrète background where he started his artistic work in the french group around Pierre Schaeffer by cutting, modifying, looping and rearranging tape snippets, he recognized that sampling was a key to his musical expression. After all those years he is still using his old hardware samplers like the Fairlight and the Emulator II. He referres to them as beloved instruments with a special character. Video on YouTube (image courtesy of NI).

When we designed the first version of SampleRobot over a decade ago we had this idea of building an application that could help musicians building new instruments via samples fast, pretty much in the mind set of the Musique Concrète. The virtual keys in SampleRobot are like empty tapes on a Mellotron that can be filled with any type of audio, musical notes or concrete sounds, and, of course, those snippets can be looped in various ways with WaveRobot. What instruments like the Mellotron could not do was changing the tapes in real-time in respect to keyboard velocity. So we expanded on that. In the latest version of SampleRobot you have the ability to create up to 128 multisample velocity layers in a single Project. And you do not have to rearrange tape snippets any more! During export SampleRobot will take all those individual samples, stacking and mapping them across the keyboard so you can use the created instrument directly in almost every software and hardware sampler.

We are glad that the editorial stuff of German BEAT magazine recommends SampleRobot 5 in the current issue 04/2016 and rates the application with 6 out of 6.

"The software takes care of all those aspects of sampling with impressive results."
"SampleRobot is and stays the number one when working with loops and multisamples."
"With its clever algorithms the application saves endless time."

Thanks very much to the BEAT editorial!


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