A tool that I’ve made for myself in order to record and edit (cut, fade, amplify…) samples without using a DAW. It has make the recording process significantly easier to me.

You would

  • Set up a project with all your desired stroke types (articulations), velocity layers and Round-Robins
  • Record all samples for an articulation in a row, guided by SamplingSession.
    (Or just import a set of existing samples)
  • Automatically cut samples at attack and silence positions
  • Manually adjust attack and silence positions in a specially aligned view
  • Post-process samples (amplify, fade,…)
  • Export processed samples for the use with a sample player

It is not easy to explain this in words…. just watch this video and you’ll get an idea of it:

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Read this carefully

This software is under development. It has been developed under GLP V3 license using the JUCE library (http://www.juce.com/), in first place for my private use. I have so far worked with it on Windows 10 and MacOs 10.15.2, and it  does the job for me. 
I can’t promise it’ll work on all your set-ups.
SamplingSession may surely suffer from bugs…. it is still under development and I don’t have the time to test all behaviours, workflows and technical preconditions.

In the case that you find a bug, or that something does not work for you, or that you’d like to suggest or comment something…  contact me at pulpo@pulpoaudio.com  and i’ll be happy to give support or to fix problems.

If you feel like being abused to test a premature software, I advise you to just don’t download and use it.
If you want to try it anyway,  continue reading below… 🙂

Installation Instructions


  • Download the .zip from the links below
  • Unzip it
  • Move SamplingSession.app to MacintoshHD/Applications (*)

(*) it may happen that MacOS prevents this because it’s an app loaded from the internet. In this case go to SystemSettings->Security->General and allow SamplingSession.


  • Download the .zip from the links below
  • Unzip it
  • Move SamplingSession.exe to a place of your choice


(Note: manual is not entirely up to date. I’ll do my best to update it asap.)