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Loading a file

Loading a file

Without a source file loaded, or after ejecting a source file, Serato Sample will show the ‘Load file’ screen.


Click and drag a supported file from OSX/macOS’ Finder or Windows’ Explorer into the plug-in window, or click ‘Load file’ to open the respective dialog box and locate the source file you wish to load.

Ejecting a file
You can use the  eject.png button to eject the currently loaded source file from Serato Sample, in order to load a new file.

You can also drag and drop a file from OSX/macOS’ Finder or Windows’ Explorer directly into the plug-in window, to eject the currently loaded source file and quickly load a new file.

NOTE: Ejecting a file will discard all existing Cues.

Analyzing a file

Source files are analyzed when a file is successfully loaded.


A progress bar will be shown to indicate the process of the current analysis, and can be terminated by pressing Analysing_cancel.png the button.

Locating a file

Moving a source file to a new directory on your computer will result in the file becoming ‘missing’ in Serato Sample, if an existing instance of Serato Sample is opened from a previously saved project.


When loading the session in your host DAW, you may be prompted by the host to locate the file, however you can also locate the new file path directly within Serato Sample, by clicking the locate_file_copy_2.png button in the ‘Locate File’ prompt.

It is good practice to move your source files to a permanent location, before importing them into Serato Sample for use in your productions, to avoid having to locate files more often than necessary.

Supported file formats

For a full list of all supported file formats please SEE SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS FOR SERATO SAMPLE.