A Smart Sample Management Tool For Your DAW!

ADSR Sample Manager

ADSR Sample Manager

  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    ADSR Sample Manager 1.8.4 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    ADSR Sounds / External Link

ADSR Sample Manager makes your entire sample library searchable and audible directly in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with smart and custom tags. Preview any sample in your library in the context of your track using MIDI or drag audio directly to your project. Standalone and plug-in now included.

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ADSR Sample Manager for PC is a powerful sample management software designed for musicians, producers, and sound designers. Developed by ADSR Sounds, this software aims to streamline the process of organizing, auditioning, and manipulating audio samples. With its intuitive interface and robust feature set, it promises to enhance workflow efficiency and creativity in music production.

The optimal starting point for every production session, It makes organizing, finding, and auditioning samples refreshingly simple.

The most effective way to access all your samples at once, it keeps your project in the flow work in standalone or keep all the action right in your DAW:
  • Apple silicon native support (new in 1.7.0)
  • Expand your library – Browse a near-unlimited library of sounds
  • Find sounds with similar tags
  • Automatically tags all your samples in a flash
  • All your samples (local or cloud) searchable in an instant
  • Standalone or VST/AU/AAX
  • Hear samples in the context of your music with MIDI input
  • Sync key and BPM to preview samples in context
  • ADSR Account integration – browse your purchased samples in the cloud, preview in real time and download what you need.
  • Ableton LINK – sync your loops and one-shots with others using multiple devices running Link-enabled software / mobile apps
  • Tag by sound type, genre or label
  • Favourite Collections (new in 1.7.0)
  • Multiple searches in one instance with search tabs (new in 1.7.0)
  • Frequency analysis with waveform display (new in 1.7.0)
  • Detect duplicate samples
  • Drag samples directly into your project (raw or processed)
  • Key detection and transpose to key
  • Use multiple instances directly in your project
  • Loops sync to your project tempo
  • Quantised start points
  • Trim sample start and end points
  • Play samples forward, reverse or ping pong
  • Order by sample info : type, key, bpm, tag, length, file size and date
  • Order by sample info (new in 1.7.0) : file path, library, effective length, bit depth, sample rate, channel count & codec
  • Save your favourite sounds and searches
  • Use with services like Splice, Noiiz and Loopcloud
  • Instant inspiration with the random button
  • Unlock your sample library and find the perfect sound
Ever gotten halfway through a track and wished you’d tried a different sound? Do you feel like half your production time is lost to sorting through sample folders and files? Do you even really know what sounds you actually have in your current sample library? Forget empty promises made at midnight that one day you’re going to clean up your hard drive.

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What`s New
  • Added Favourite Collections
  • Added Search tabs
  • Added frequency analysis to waveform display
  • Added new columns: file path, library, effective length, bit depth, sample rate, channel count & codec
  • Added Apple Silicon native support
  • Improved add tag dialogue
  • Improved stability
  • Improved zooming when using the +- buttons or pinch gesture
  • Fixed folder list closing when files dragged from Sample Manager
  • Fixed tag panel not showing at startup
  • Fixed missing tag buttons in sample view
  • Fixed crash when editing BPM for multiple samples
  • Fixed problem with all tags disappearing after restore from settings panel
  • Fixed issue with selecting tags from the auto-complete list when in AND mode and the text partial excludes the tag selected
  • Fixed issue where downloading files from website purchases would ask for library refresh at every startup
  • Various small bug fixes and UI improvements
Key Features
  • Sample Organization: Easily organize and categorize your vast collection of audio samples with tags, folders, and metadata.
  • Sample Auditioning: Quickly audition samples in real-time without the need to load them into your DAW, allowing for swift decision-making during the creative process.
  • Drag-and-Drop Integration: Seamlessly drag and drop samples directly from ADSR Sample Manager into your DAW, simplifying the workflow.
  • Pitch and Time Manipulation: Adjust the pitch and tempo of samples in real-time, enabling experimentation and creative exploration.
  • Built-in Effects: Apply built-in effects such as EQ, reverb, and compression to samples directly within the software, eliminating the need for additional processing plugins.
User Interface

The user interface of this program is clean, modern, and intuitive. The main window is divided into sections for browsing samples, auditioning samples, and managing sample collections.

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Navigation is straightforward, with easy access to essential features such as search, tagging, and editing. The overall design promotes efficient workflow and enhances user experience.

Installation and Setup

Installation of the app is straightforward and hassle-free. Simply download the software from the official website or FileHorse, run the installer, and follow the on-screen instructions. Once installed, the software prompts you to set up your sample library location and scan for existing samples. Within minutes, you'll be ready to dive into the world of sample management with ADSR Sample Manager.

How to Use
  • Import Samples: Start by importing your existing sample library into the program.
  • Organize Samples: Use tags, folders, and metadata to organize your samples effectively.
  • Audition Samples: Browse through your sample library and audition samples in real-time to find the perfect sound.
  • Manipulate Samples: Experiment with pitch, tempo, and effects to customize your samples to fit your project.
  • Drag-and-Drop: Drag and drop samples directly from the app into your DAW to incorporate them into your tracks seamlessly.
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Can I use ADSR Sample Manager with my existing sample library?
Yes, it allows you to import and manage your existing sample library effortlessly.

Does ADSR Sample Manager support third-party plugins?
While the program includes built-in effects, it does not support third-party plugins at this time.

Can I customize the interface of ADSR Sample Manager?
Unfortunately, the interface of ADSR Sample Manager is not customizable.

Is ADSR Sample Manager compatible with macOS and Windows?
Yes, the software is compatible with both macOS and Windows operating systems.

Does ADSR Sample Manager come with any pre-installed sample packs?
No, it does not come with pre-installed sample packs, but it supports all standard audio formats for importing samples.


Native Instruments Kontakt: Offers advanced sample management and manipulation features with a focus on instrument creation.

Splice Studio: Provides cloud-based sample management with collaborative features and a vast library of samples.

Serato DJ Pro: Designed specifically for DJs and electronic music producers, with intuitive sample slicing and manipulation tools.


The Management Tool is available for FREE, offering essential sample management features. Additionally, there is a PAID Pro version with advanced features available for a one-time fee of $49.99.

System Requirements
  • Windows: Windows 11/10/8/7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Storage: 500MB of free disk space
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Real-time sample auditioning
  • Pitch and time manipulation
  • Drag-and-drop integration with DAWs
  • Built-in effects for quick sound manipulation
  • Limited customization options for the interface
  • No support for third-party plugins
  • Paid version required for advanced features

  • ADSR Sample Manager 1.8.4 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

ADSR Sample Manager 1.8.4
- Fixed noise being output in VST3 when DAW sync not enabled
- Fixed sample mismatch warning being show constantly in VST2/AU
- Improved user feedback when username or password is incorrect

ADSR Sample Manager 1.7.5
- Fix database migration error for some users
- macOS Ventura support

ADSR Sample Manager 1.7.2
- Fix database migration error for some users

ADSR Sample Manager 1.51
- Rebuild due to Windows falsely identifying 1.5.0 as containing a trojan

ADSR Sample Manager 1.50
- Sample manipulation controls: HP/LP filters, fade in and out, gain, normalize and meter
- Zoom waveform with snapping for start / end points (zero crossing and note division)
- Looped previews with quantized start points
- Ableton LINK enabled – Join the same network and sync your loops and one-shots with others using multiple devices running Link-enabled software / mobile apps
- ADSR Account Integration: login and browse your purchased sample packs. Search and preview samples from the cloud like you would your local library. Listen in sync with your track (key/bpm) – download everything or just what you need.
- New sample info columns: length, file size and date added, with the ability to show/hide what you need.
- New genre and label tag types. Find the right sound at the right time.
- Dragging into your DAW renders the sample with all of your selected settings (fades, tempo etc) or drag the raw sample by user choice
- Midi mappable controls; random/random back, filters, fades, gain
- AAX Support
- Duplicate sample detection with hide duplicate function
- Resizeable waveform display (drag up and down to resize) with added retina support
- Collapsible left panel and reduced minimum size allowed
- Various performance improvements and bug fixes

ADSR Sample Manager 1.2
- Standalone version of plugin
- Updated UI
- Added Key detection from filename, and filtering by Key
- Added Saved Searches
- Added Recent Files list
- Added automatic refreshing of Libraries and file system watching for changes whilst plugin is open
- Added popover for sample name, Library and Folder tags
- Added text tags
- Added automatic Rendered Files library if user picks a custom location
- Added filter by sample's folder/library context menu items
- Show number of samples in sample list
- Allow click on path to open source in library info popup
- Allow adding of more than one folder when adding a library (macOS only, standard multiselect mechanism)
- Automatically transpose samples to target key
- Transpose samples by a fixed amount
- Sample BPM restored from project state
- Add libraries by dropping folder(s) onto the UI
- Zero latency playback
- Loop and One-shot "tags" in search bar when filtering
- Added option to reset/rescan key information
- Show overall analysis progress

- Show full sample list when removing last favourite and showing favourites
- Sort folders in location panel
- Apply the tags from original file to rendered file
- Fixed crash when a MIDI event occurs at the same time as changing a sound
- Fix sample list resetting to top of list in certain circumstances
- Scroll tag list to position of newly added tag
- Sort arrows now sort ascending on first click
- Improved random sample selection to not pick same sample twice in a row
- Improved sort by BPM to show loops first
- Improved performance of library folder view.   
- Fixed locating multiple missing libraries
- Attribute filters enabled when no libraries present
- Sync mode shortcut keys now disabled when sync disabled
- Crash in Reaper with multiple instances
- Space bar stops already previewing sample in standalone (assignable in plugin)
- Fixed VST3 reloading in FL Studio
- Sample playback mode when reloading
- Crash when closing plugin window with shortcut editor open
- Occasional crash when cancelling tagging
- Incorrect tagging percentage reported in Library panel
- Rescanning whole library for keys