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 vee
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.
Sound quality is another concern,
and shorcircuit is using high-quality sinc-interpolation,
together with oversampling when upsampling, to
provide pitch-shifting without audible artefacts.
What this means in plain english is that a sample
played back at another pitch sounds like a sample
played back at another pitch, without any additional
- Streamlined user interface for fast sample
management & editing.
- Splendid audio quality while resampling.
- Flexible selection of filters & effects.
- Powerful modulation system, with the ability
to modulate itself as well as
loop-points in addition to the usual
- Envelope follower.
- Stepsequencer/LFO combo.
- Imports wav-files, AKAI S5000/S6000/Z4/Z8 .akp
banks and NI battery kits.