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Waves is out to make our lives easier with the release of COSMOS; an AI-powered free sample finder.
Regardless of whether you take time to name and categorise your samples or have folders overflowing with 1000s of 'Snare #1' .wav files, navigating your sample collection in the hopes of finding the perfect one can be a real pain.
With COSMOS, all your samples are pulled into a single, browse-able database. COSMOS is compatible with all WAV, AIF, OGG and FLAC files, and you can create favourite folders for quick navigation.
Using AI, COSMOS is able to analyse and automatically tag your one-shots and loops. It also allows you to search all your samples by instrument, BPM, key and even characteristics like brightness, dynamics and saturation. Even if your samples suffer from a ridiculous naming convention, COSMOS will be able to find what you're looking for. It's as simple as typing 'bright' and 'snare'.
While this is a great tool for those of you with an existing collection of samples, COSMOS also comes with 2,500 free samples, making it the perfect starting point for anyone starting out.
COSMOS is a standalone application, but can also be used with Waves' CR8 Creative Sampler. It is available for Windows and macOS and can be downloaded for free using the link below.
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