... Multilingual user interface and help
Not only the context-sensitive help, but also the complete user interface is
multilingual. You can currently choose between German and English; further
languages will be freely downloadable as they become available. An additional
owner's manual is in the works.
The many supported drag & drop features of VSampler
help to keep distances short and handling easy.
Soundbanks and instruments can be dragged directly from the
Windows-Explorer to the VSampler interface. It's as easy to assign a
sample to a key: just drag it onto the onscreen-keyboard. When dragging
several samples you will be asked if they should be placed next to each
other on the available keys, or on top of each other to be triggered per
In the Instruments Pool you can copy, move or merge instruments
using drag & drop. The “Shift” and “Ctrl” keys decide between move
(“Shift”) and copy (“Ctrl”) without asking. In the Quickbrowser
samples can be copied into other instruments, or instruments can be loaded
directly out of an external soundbank without loading the soundbank. In
the Import Rack instruments can be mapped to the 16 MIDI-channels
by drag & drop.
... Context menus (right mousekey)
VSampler offers a number of different context menus depending on the
situation. A click on the right mouse-button shows at once which functions
are available for the selected control knob or part of the screen. This
often saves you the trouble of having to search the main menu or to dig
through the help file or manual. By using the right mouse button you can
e.g. setup a controller knob for being remote-controlled by an external
MIDI controller, without any programming. Or you can switch the scale of a
tempo-related knob between Hz and BPM.
... Finetuning by Shift-key
All screen controls of VSampler respond in fine-tuning mode when
pressing the “Shift” key. In this mode, the controllers move significantly
slower, to make it easy to adjust even the smallest knobs in single steps.
In the envelope display, pressing “Shift” will cause the envelope points
to snap in at the x- or y-axis.
... Cloning instruments and settings
Page Templates: Each page of VSampler's main window can load and
store its settings. The included Page Templates help you get started using
VSamplers extensive editing features.
Instrument Templates: with the help of an Instrument Template you can
clone entire instruments or function-groups, and transfer their settings to
another sample set.
... Full control for sound editing
Parameter changes always affect the selected Sample Zones. To simplify
the editing of complex instruments with hundreds of samples, you can
organize samples in named Selection Groups. When importing SF2- and
HALion-files VSampler automatically converts layers or folders into
Selection Groups. The state of the current selection is displayed by two
colored buttons, which simultaneously serve as switches. They let you see
whether your next edit operation will change all, several or just one zone
of the instrument:
The left button allows you to quickly switch between the last selection
and "All", the right button lets you switch between the last selection and
the current zone. By using the right mouse-button you can select existing
selection groups or create new groups. If the current selection
corresponds to a saved Selection Group, VSampler automatically recognizes
it and displays its name: