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CR8 Creative Sampler

Easy & powerful sampler: Instant workflow, versatile creative sample design
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Turn Any Sound into an Inspiring Playable Instrument—Instantly


Ideal for beats, looping, instrument creation, sound design, and more, CR8 makes sampling easy and fun—just drag in a sample, and start playing. Or, take your creativity to the max: stretch, loop, sync, layer, stack, freeze, reverse, modulate, and use analog synth modules to process your sounds.

Take advantage of the vast collection of over 2500 free samples and over 800 presets—CR8 pairs with the AI-powered COSMOS Sample Finder, so you can find any sound you want in seconds.

  • Layer up to 8 samples for rich sample textures
  • 5 stretching options: Voice, Beats, Melodic, Harmonic, Classic
  • Easy Loop, Reverse, Freeze & more for instant playback control
  • Key and BPM detection to get you in sync with your session instantly
  • Modulate any sound with easy drag-and-drop LFO/sequencer and ADSR modulators
  • Integrates seamlessly with COSMOS, the AI-powered sampler finder
  • 2500 royalty-free samples included
  • 800 creative presets included

Maximum sample length:

  • 44.1 / 48 kHz samples: 30 sec
  • 88.2 / 96 kHz samples: 15 sec
Watch It in Action

Creative Sampling with the Fastest, Easiest Workflow

  • Create Unique Textures with 8 Sample Layers

    Stack and mix up to 8 sample layers to create unique sample textures—or split the samples across your keyboard any way you want. Each layer has independent control over pitch, velocity, and much more.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • 5 Stretching Algorithms

    Control pitch and time independently for voice, beats, melodic lines, and polyphonic instruments—or choose the classic, old-school resampling algorithm that stretches pitch and time simultaneously.

  • Easy Drag-and-Drop Modulation

    Drag-and-drop LFO and ADSR modulators onto nearly any CR8 control. Trigger, retrigger, loop, or free-run 25 LFO waveforms or 25 stepped sequences—or draw and save your own. Smooth the modulation. Use warp to accelerate or decelerate time within the LFO, yet maintain duration. Further modulate your samples with 4 ADSR envelopes that can change their attack, decay, and release curves.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Mix and Control Your Stacked Samples Easily

    The mixer page shows all your stacked samples, each with independent control over Tune, Width, Pan and Volume levels, for easy editing, control grouping, and linking.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Extra Sonic Control—Instantly

    Loading a sample is just the start. Duplicate voices with unison mode, preserve transients, sync to host, lock sync to triggers, tune over a 4-octave range, reverse playback, freeze, and set loop length, speed, and direction. You can also assign your keyboard’s aftertouch, velocity, mod-wheel and pitch-wheel to most of CR8’s controls, making your samples playable in a responsive musical way.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • 800 Presets for Instant Gratification

    800 creative presets allow you to find inspiration quickly, for lead lines, pads, bass and sub parts, modulated FX and much more. Browse through the powerful preset library, find an inspiring sound, and tweak it from there.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Includes 2500 Royalty-Free Samples + the COSMOS Sample Finder

    Instantly load samples into CR8, using the integrated COSMOS Sample Finder. COSMOS comes with over 2500 royalty-free samples. It also lets you instantly load any other sample saved on your computer, using Musical AI detection to help you find the right samples fast.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material