The Decent Samples plugin is a FREE sample player plugin that allows you to play sample libraries in the DecentSampler format (files with extensions: dspreset and dslibrary). It is available in the following formats:
- Windows (32-bit/64-bit): VST, VST3, AAX, Standalone
- Mac (Intel & M1): VST, VST3, AU, AUv3, AAX, Standalone
- Linux (Intel 64-bit): VST, VST3, Standalone
- iOS: AUv3, Standalone
We have a bunch of samples in Decent Sampler format here. There’s also a huge cache of free Decent Sampler samples available for download on Pianobook. Right now, the easiest way to find those is via this this Google search.
There’s also a question and answer forum here with troubleshooting tips as well as some guidance about how to create sample libraries.
If you find bugs, please report them to us.
Latest version release notes:
- Added a “Reload” menu option that allows you to rescan your sample library directory for presets.
- Experimental support for legato, voice-muting, and polyphony controls. These are currently not documented, sample creators can see details here.
- Fixed a small bug preventing some presets from showing up on the file menu.
- Fixed a bug that was preventing sample engine mode from being saved correctly
- iOS: The default buffer size is much lower, this should lead to much lower RAM usage.
- iOS: A bunch of small performance tweaks that should lower RAM usage.
- When looking for dspreset files, we now scan two directories deep. This should make it easier to use libraries that contain subdirectories (e.g. Dan Keen’s NFO Orchestra).
- The sample list in the file menu now shows the contents of the sample library database rather than the contents of the sample library directory.
- If you have more than 10 libraries in your sample library database, the sample libraries will be displayed in a series of sub-menus off of file menu.
Fixed a bug that would cause the sampler to crash when a start offset was specified that was past the end of a wav file’s data.
Fixed a bug (introduced in 1.0.7) that was causing the causing samples to play back at the wrong pitch if the audio sample rate didn’t match the wav file sample rate.
- Add support for pitch-bending
- Added pitch-bend and mod wheel UI control to the left of the onscreen keyboard (shown if space allows)
- Added an overall instrument pitch control (+/- 36 semitones) (visible in the header bar on the main performance view)
- Added ability to change pitch-bend range (set this using the “Instrument Settings” menu options),
- Sample creators: There is now support for support for instrument-wide and group-level tuning
- Fixed a bug that broke fine-tuning on samples