IK Multimedia SampleTank XL Sampler Synthesizer Plug-In

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Explore the sonic landscape more efficiently with this plug-in's 1800+ sounds that load as quickly as a piece of hardware.

SampleTank is the ultimate sample workstation. With an exclusive combination of features and sounds, SampleTank stands apart from any other sample-based virtual instrument, as one of the most powerful and easy-to-use solutions for making fully produced songs out of the box. SampleTank 2.5 XL comes with 2 DVDs and over 1,800 sounds (for over 6.5 GB of samples) plus an extra bonus sound disk.

The widest variety of sounds in all instrument categories

You're one click away from tons of Acoustic Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos, Strings, Brass, Winds, Vocals, Orchestral sounds, Organs, Percussion, Drums, Basses, Guitars, Synths, Loops, Ethnic samples and more. Plus now SampleTank has the ability to read all "Powered by SampleTank" instruments' sounds, including Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and the upcoming SampleMoog, Studiophonik and SampleTron. This way you can work much faster and more creatively by having access to thousands of high-quality sounds from a single interface. If this is not enough, you can also import your own WAV, AIFF, AKAI, SDII and Samplecell files for a truly unlimited world of sounds.

Unique sound manipulation with multi-samples and loops

SampleTank is the only sample workstation that sports 3 different types of sample engines: traditional resampling, Stretch(tm), and PS/TS (pitch-shift/time-stretch). The unique Stretch engine will deliver amazing realism and expression over multi-sampled instruments. Your performances will come to life with true read more glide, bending, full control over staccato and vibrato -- with an incredibly rich, vibrant, and natural sound quality (no more "chipmunk" effect). When working with loops, the PS/TS engine will allow you to synchronize loops with one click, or control its tempo and pitch independently for the ultimate beat machine.

The most powerful multi-effects built in a virtual instrument

Every sound in SampleTank is programmed with fully editable built-in effects, so drums load up with reverb and compression, guitars with amp-simulation, electric organs with rotary speaker and so on. With 5 insert effects per parts and the 5 send and 5 master effects you can have up to 90 effects available in this production powerhouse. These effects can be selected within the 33 high-quality effects of SampleTank that offer also algorithms from IK's award winning T-RackS, Classik Studio Reverb and AmpliTube! The top quality IK modeling effects are immediately available to you, just by loading the SampleTank sounds.

So easy to use, you do not need to read the manual

With SampleTank, you're up and going within seconds. More than 50 sampler controls are accessible from an easy-to-use and highly accessible single interface. That's why you can spend more time focusing on your music instead of studying complex manuals written for engineers and not musicians. That's also why you'll find yourself loading up SampleTank as your "go-to" instrument every time you want to let your creativity flow.

Efficient and fast loading

SampleTank is so efficient that it can be easily installed and can run from even a modestly priced laptop. Sounds can load up so fast that its performance is comparable hardware synths and samplers. That is why more and more musicians use SampleTank for live performances. Try to do this with other complicated and heavy-load sample-based virtual instruments, and you can immediately see the difference!

These are some of the reasons why thousands of top artists and musicians (including Grammy-winning names like Eminem, Genesis, Asia, Nickelback, Aereosmith, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, Nine Inch Nails, Laura Pausini just to name a few) have chosen SampleTank in scores of records and soundtracks worldwide.
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System Requirements

Power PC based Macintosh
Minimal: 866 MHz G4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Suggested: dual 1.25 GHz G4 or G5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.

SampleTank 2 RTAS requires Pro Tools 7.0 or later.

Intel based Macintosh
Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

Suggested: 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.

Minimal: Pentium 1GHz / Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later.

Suggested: Pentium 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later.

Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS.

SampleTank 2 RTAS requires Pro Tools 7.0 or later.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.ikmultimedia.com/contact-support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted December 20, 2004 by a customer from yahoo.com

"Great all around program for pro or newbie producers!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Everything you could ask from a softsynth and more! The sounds are top notch, and it does everything it's supposed to!
Sampletank probably has the best sounds in any software sampler ever! The strings are amzing, and the acoustic piano is just what I've been looking for in a softsynth! If you use Sampletank along with Cubase SX and a nice MIDI controller, you'll find Triton's become obsolete! This setup kills a Triton any day!
The STRETCH feature is a sample producer's dream come true! The effects are nice too! I like the reverb and delay that Sampletank provides...
Haven't had a bug yet!
This product was everything I asked for and more, but still 380 dollars is quite expensive!
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had request support yet!
The Wow Factor
The Red Setup looks damn sexy!:)

Musical Background:

Hip Hop Producer

Musical Style:

Hip Hop, RnB, Reggaeton, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, and some Rock
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