DROP-CRE8 - FREE Alternative to Sampler Track

SAMPLE FUEL just released a really great DRAG n DROP instrument that is extremely feature rich. It is totally FREE and as a CUBASE user it runs in HALion SONIC SE 3.1.10 and above.


  • DRAG n DROP from your desktop or from the MEDIA BAY

  • Dual Layer Synthesis Engine:

  • Layer 1 is a Sample Playback engine.

  • Layer 2 is a Granular Engine.

  • User can control direction of playback (forward or reverse) in real time all while in sync to the host’s playback.

  • Audio Warp allows you to drop your loops in and have them sync and lock to the host’s tempo.

  • You can load patches in up to 16 slots that can be used multi-timbral or layered by assigning patches to the same MIDI channel.

  • Intuitive single user interface that provides all the functionality you would reach for during composing or performing.

  • 18 different insert effects.

  • 61 Total effects via the aux channels.

  • 8 Quick Control knobs to access the most common parameters for fast adjustments.

Price: FREE

DROP-CRE8 is available for immediate download here for Mac OS X and Windows in VST, AU and AAX plug-in formats.

You can download it at www.samplefuel.com

I’ll definitely try this. Thanks for posting… Wouldn’t have known about it otherwise.

Down at the bottom of the website page for DROP-CRE8 are 2 especially cool videos…one that shows creative mangling of a drum loop and the other is a very comprehensive tutorial on how to make amazing PADS with DROP-CRE8. To see them go here https://www.samplefuel.com/drop


Very cool to see this library created in Halion.

I want to note that this will work in any VST host using HALion Sonic SE 3, which is available for free to all at https://www.steinberg.net/en/landing_pages/halion_sonic_se_3/halion_sonic_se_free.html

It also works in any AU or AAX host…as well as stand alone.


A good tutorial how to Breath Life back into OLD Samples you already own…


amazing tool!!!

btw, I guees steinberg should pay you, because you make great AD of Halion :slight_smile: