Decent Sampler Release Notes


  • Added engine support for pedal down samples (sample library creators: see the onLoCC and onHiCC messages)
  • Sample Store: Began adding under-the-hood support for third-party publishers
  • Sample Store: You can now search for specific titles
  • Sample Store: You can now sort the sample list


  • It is now possible to delete samples from the “My Samples” tab
  • In the “My Samples” tab it is now possible to see the file path for your samples 


  • Added a “Recent Files” submenu item to the “File…” menu


  • Rewrote round robin support to accomodate samples that have both round robins and release triggers.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing the default knob values to get rounded to the nearest whole number
  • The standalone version of the sampler no longer tries to load the last loaded sample (that was annoying and it sometimes let to crashes).
  • Double-clicking a dspreset or dslibrary file in your OS should result in the standalone version of the plugin opening


  • Fixed a bug that was causing clicks in the audio output if the engine was set to one very specific buffer size


  • Added support for sampling panning


  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the fine-tuning from working correctly.


  • Decent Sampler now supports dslibrary files that contain multiple presets.
  • Fixed many bugs that were uncovered by the
  • A ton of fixes to make it easier to create instruments
  • Add a “Reload” menu option that allows you to reload the current library.
  • Upgraded the lowpass filter being used below the hood


  • Fixed a bunch of crashing bugs. Monolith-style instruments should work much better.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing the VST 2.0 implementation to crash on Mac


  • Fixed a crashing bug introduced in version 0.7.16.


  • The max volume for instruments, groups, and samples used to be 6dB. It’s now 24dB.
  • Added support for trigger groups based on continuous controllers (for CC64 piano pedal support)
  • Added support for UI textSize and dial colors.
  • Massive refactoring. We should now be seeing a RAM usage boost for RAM-based samples that reuse the same file.
  • Fixed BUG: We no longer include samples that start with a period in the File menu dropdown list
  • Fixed BUG: The last byte of every wave file was being omitted


  • There’s now a dialog box that shows progress when a sample is loaded
  • Fixed an annoying bug that was preventing the onscreen piano keyboard from rendering properly
  • Fixed bug that was causing intermittent crashes on sample load


  • The sustain pedal works now
  • Under-the-hood support for release triggers. Piano samples coming soon.
  • Support for super short samples
  • Fixed a crashing bug that was occuring when switching back and forth between RAM and Disk streaming modes
  • Fixed another bug that was preventing RAM from getting released when switching from RAM mode to disk sreaming mode.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing old “phantom notes” to be played when you switched between several samples with different sample lengths


  • Introduced a browser for downloading free samples right within the plugin
  • The plugin now asks you to create or login with a free Decent Samples account when you start it
  • The plugin now allows you to choose whether samples are stored in RAM or whether disk-streaming is used.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing the plugin to crash when a user tried to switch sample libraries while notes were still sounding.


  • Improved reliability when loading presets.
  • Onscreen keyboard is now colored to show the range of the instrument.


  • Boosted the default preset volume by 12dB.
  • Added main volume control at the top.
  • DS now notifies users when a new version becomes available.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing samples with reverb to be much too loud.


  • Fixed a catastrophic rendering issue that was causing all samples to sound awful (double yikes).


  • Fixed a bug that was causing velocity tracking to be turned off (yikes)


  • Performance optimization
  • Internal support for voice-level effects


  • Fixed a bug that could cause the sampler to crash when you held a very long note.


  • Fixed a bug that was causing Ableton Live to crash
  • Added under-the-hood support for instrument/group/sample volume levels
  • Added under-the-hood support for MIDI mapping
  • Fixed a serious bug in looping functionality


  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the screen from redrawing itself when new presets were loaded
  • Fixed a bug that was causing lines to show up on the bottom and right when the screen was being resized.
  • Fixed a bug that was prevent the menu from moving along with the window
  • Fixed a memory leak that would show up on quit.
  • Fixed a serious bug that was preventing voices from being released after being used for the first time.


  • Switched to streaming from disk


  • Initial pre-alpha public release