This panel gives access to a library of prerecorded samples that you can use in your arrangement.

Sample browser
Figure 6.2.4.2a: The sample browser.

Sample browser
Figure 6.2.4.2b: Extra icons for local samples in the sample information area of the sample browser.

  1. All: This button shows all the samples from the library that match the criteria set below by the “Search” text field, all, loop and one-shot buttons, “BPM” and “+/-” text fields.
  2. Fav: This button shows only samples from the library that you have marked as favorite and that match the criteria set below by the “Search” text field, all, loop and one-shot buttons, “BPM” and “+/-” text fields. If you are not logged in, this button opens the “Login” dialog box.
  3. My: This button shows only samples uploaded from your account that match the criteria set below by the “Search” text field, all, loop and one-shot buttons, “BPM” and “+/-” text fields. If you are not logged in, this button opens the “Login” dialog box.
  4. Track: This button shows only samples copied or imported into your arrangement. When you activate this button, the “Search” text field, all, loop and one-shot buttons, “BPM” and “+/-” text fields are hidden. Note: Not all samples in this list are necessarily being used by your arrangement.
  5. Search: Type keywords in this text field to select only samples with matching keywords in their name, description, tags or creator name. If you enter several keywords, only samples containing all of them are selected.
  6. All, loop and one-shot: These three buttons show either all samples, only samples defined as being loop or only samples defined as being one-shot.
  7. BPM: This text field is only active when you select the loop button. Type a numeric value to select loop samples whose BPM is within the range centered around it.
  8. +/-: This text field is only active when you select the loop button. Type a numeric value to define a range centered around the value of the “BPM” text field.
  9. Sample list: Shows the names of all the samples that match the criteria defined by the controls above. Click a name to show sample information in the area below. Double-click a name or click the icon to its left to start or stop sample playback. You can drag samples you want to use in your arrangement from this list to the desktop, to a slot in a Machiniste channel or to audio tracks on the time-line. Note: One-shot samples cannot be dragged to the desktop directly.
  10. Sample information area: Shows the selected sample’s name, length in seconds and milliseconds for one-shot samples or BPM and length in bars and beats for loop samples, the profile photo and user name of its creator, which you can click to open his/her Audiotool profile page, the type of license under which the sample is published, its tags and description.
  11. Flag: This button appears only on foreign samples except royalty free ones from Auditool. Click it to flag the selected sample as copyrighted.
  12. Sync: This button appears only on local samples not yet synced to the Audiotool server. Click it to upload the sample to the server.
  13. Edit: This button appears only on your own samples. Click it to open the sample in the “Sample editor” dialog box.
  14. Favorite: This button flags the selected sample as favorite. You can display your favorite samples with the “Fav” button.
  15. Playback and waveform: This button lets you start and stop playback of the selected sample. Click anywhere on the waveform to playback from that point.
  16. Volume: This slider sets the sample playback volume.

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Jordi wrote: Apr 14, 2018

@Antonio: Audiotool recently set all user samples to private and disabled sample upload due to massive copyright infringement. There's nothing you can do on your end. More information: https://www.audiotool.com/board/news/sample_upload


Antonio dolak wrote: Apr 14, 2018

@Jordi how come I cant search up any samples or anything just the stock one, and how do I fix it


Jordi wrote: Apr 8, 2018

@Some Guy: The samples you see now are from Loopmasters and were licensed to Audiotool as royalty-free. Audiotool has recently disabled user sample unload and has hidden user samples due to massive user upload of copyright infringing samples.


some guy wrote: Apr 8, 2018

The sample browser only shows some samples with the names that go something like AB_123_blablabla and doesn't show anything else. i used this at school on the same project and it was showing but it doesn't show here


Jordi wrote: Feb 2, 2018

@J. Make sure that both your sample's license type and your track license type match. Otherwise you'll get this error.


J. wrote: Jan 31, 2018

Is there an answer to what to do when it says "insufficient rights" when trying to save?


Jordi wrote: Jun 29, 2017

Caroline Liebman: I guess that you mean the Sample Editor, not the Sample Browser. If your audio file is too short (less than a second), the Sample Editor won't accept it. You can use an external audio editor like Audacity to add silence to your file and increase its length, then upload again.


Jordi wrote: Jun 29, 2017

Autumn Brown: There is no check box or rights management in the sample browser. I guess that you mean the Sample Editor. You might want to check your "License" setting.


Autumn Brown wrote: Dec 11, 2016

What if you checked the box, but it still says Insufficient Rights? This constantly happens to me.


Caroline Liebman wrote: Oct 25, 2016

I am continuously getting this same error, and I check the correct boxes every time. Why will my very short wav files not upload and sync?


Jordi Moragues Massanet wrote: Jan 22, 2016

As far as I know, a server error could be just a temporary problem on Audiotool's side. You can try again after a while. Insufficient rights might mean that you forgot to check the box that certifies that the sample doesn't infringe any copyright.


austin wrote: Jan 22, 2016

When I create a sample in audiotool it says that there is a server error and that I have insufficient rights, what does this mean and what should I do?