Unlike some other DAWs, Ableton Live doesn’t come with its own dedicated sampler as standard - users have to buy one as an optional extra. Fortunately, if you opt for Sampler (as it’s known), you’ll be getting a tool that’s inspirational, fun and intuitive.
Sampler integrates directly into Live’s interface, and samples can simply be dragged and dropped into it. It makes easy work of pitching, looping and crossfading tasks, and there’s also a pitch envelope, oscillator section and filters. The excellent zone mapping section enables you to apply settings to multisamples within a zone individually. Sampler is particularly good for sound designers, but all Live users should try it.