KONTAKT 4 from Native Instruments is an industry standard sampler that functions either as a plug-in, or standalone. Its immense 43GB sound library contains over 1,000 instruments. Additionally, the software supports universal import of virtually any sample format.
The Wave Editor provides for intuitive looping, slicing and editing with freely draw able envelopes and MIDI drag and drop. 19 high-end effects and an enhanced convolution effect with more impulse responses provide all the tools necessary for audio sculpting.