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simplicity where it matters, complexity where it

Note: Shortcircuit has been discontinued. It is now freely available for download, but Vember Audio does not offer any support for it.

Sampling is supposed to be fun

Prior to shortcircuit it wasn't as fun as it could be.

Shortcircuit was created as a reaction against the ongoing trend where software samplers are being designed with the primary intent of library playback. It is intended for people who, like us, consider a sampler to be a musical instrument in its own right, and not just a way to emulate other instruments. It has been a very high priority to make sure that adding and editing individual samples is as fast and logical as possible.

The sample hierarchy in shortcircuit allow you to place samples directly at the highest level of the multi, without having to deal with instrument hierarchies and patches. Want to add a sample to your song? Just drag & drop the sample into shortcircuit and you're ready to go. Samples can be put in groups for multi-sampling and kit-building, but the complexity is only there when you need it.

let your ears be the judge

Sound quality is of highest concern, and shortcircuit uses very high-quality interpolation to ensure that your samples sound as good as the source material, regardless of the pitch you play them at. All filters & effects are calculated at the precision required for them to sound the way intended and oversampling are used when required to prevent aliasing.

Shortcircuit was designed to sound great, all other concerns have been secondary. But don't take our word for it, download 'shortcircuit free' and find out for yourself.

...and the toys, don't forget the toys!

Each voice in shortcircuit features two filter-slots, and the selection isn't limited to the traditional pick. In addition to the regular lowpass/highpass/bandpass/notch & peak-filters and variations thereof there is an array of filter algorithms (not strictly filters in the traditional sense, but called so because of their location in the audio path) including distortion, parametric/graphic/morphing equalizers,bit-reduction/decimation, gating, limiting, slew-rate distortion, ring-modulation, frequency shifting and phase-modulation (better known as FM). The selection even includes analog-style oscillators that you can mix with the sample.

Press reviews

Score: 8/10

Studio 3/2005 (IDG, Sweden)

Specifications (v1.1.1)

User interface

Sample/Intrument import

Sampler engine

System requirements

User testimonials

"Shortcircuit simply rocks. No other soft-sampler comes close to the ease of use this has when mangling audio. It's my preferred drum sampler as well, and with version 2 coming, it's only going to get better. The New Law's album couldn't have been made the way it was without this tool. Thanks!"

Adam Straney (Senator Adam)

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