IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Virtual Instrument Software

IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Virtual Instrument Software

Dive into 260+ GB of sounds. With 8000 instrument presets and smart tools for building grooves, SampleTank has what you need to start or finish any track.

IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 Software Instrument

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Load up your DAW with 33 GB of new sounds, from orchestral to outer-spacey! SampleTank's redesigned interface makes it easy to layer parts, add FX, and more.

SampleTank 3 comes with over 33 gigabytes of professionally recorded instruments -- that's over 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories. Plus, SampleTank 3 includes over 2,500 drums, percussion and full groove construction kit loops and over 2,000 MIDI patterns for its brand new MIDI player section.

Get a close look at SampleTank 3's new interface in this video from IK Multimedia:

These sounds are far from ordinary -- SampleTank 3's library has been carefully assembled and recorded by IK's experienced recording engineers with high-quality instruments played by professional musicians in some of the world's finest studios. Each instrument has been chosen and recorded to produce the rich depth and vivid realism of live playing. With SampleTank 3, you'll swear a musician is in the room with you -- more importantly, though, is that SampleTank 3's powerful editing and effects features let you control every aspect of these sounds allowing for an unparalleled creative sonic experience.


- Completely redesigned interface with 3 main environments: Play, Mix and Edit that retain SampleTank's legendary ease-of-use and fast operation
- 16 channel multi-part Play interface with easy layering and an integrated MIDI player and mixer
- All-in-one sound Edit page with 3 sample engines (including formant preserving pitch-shifting and time-stretching engines), 10 filter types and 8 macro controls per instrument for quick multi-parameter editing
- "Round robin" and multiple read more articulations that are triggerable via key switch, modulation wheel or velocity
- Multi-channel mixer-like Mix interface with 5 insert effects per channel, 4 stereo effect returns (with 5 insert effects each) and a master channel with 5 insert effects that allow for up to 30 effects per instrument
- 55 high-quality integrated effects, including 22 new effects for mixing, mastering and more creative applications derived from IK's studio-grade T-RackS and AmpliTube production software
- New Live mode lets you organize sounds for setlist and song for instant recall during performance
- Accurate 3D renderings of instruments for easy identification and recall
- Available as standalone and 64-bit plug-in for AAX, VST and Audio Units platforms on Mac OS X and Windows
- Compatible with all previous "Powered by SampleTank" sound modules and sounds (can import all previous sounds and Combis)
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- Sounds:
- Over 33 GB of included sounds
- Over 4,000 new instruments with 21 instrument categories
- Over 2,500 drum, percussion and full construction-kit loops
- Over 2,000 MIDI files
- 3 Synth Engines: STRETCH, Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch, Resampling
- Effects list:
- Full Amps: American Vintage T, Amp Combo, British Tube Lead 2, Jazz Amp 120, Modern Tube Lead, SVT Classic
- Amp Components: Cabinet, Preamp, Tone Control
- Distortion: Overscream, Distortion, Crusher, Overdrive
- EQ and Dynamics: Black 76, Model 670, White 2A, Vintage EQ-1A, Compressor, Parametric EQ, EQ Comp, Limiter
- Modulation: Chorus C1, Opto Tremolo, Electric Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Uni-V, Small Phazer, AM Modulation, Multi Chorus, Chorus, Phaser, Env Flanger, Tremolo, Flanger, FM Modulation
- Reverb and Delay: Acoustic Resonance, Tape Echo, Hall Reverb, ConvoRoom, Plate Reverb, Reverb, Ambience, Reverb Delay, Delay, Spring Reverb
- Filters / Other: Piano Lid, Stereo Imager, Auto Pan, Multi Filter, LFO Filter, Phonograph, Env Filter, Slicer, Lo-Fi, Wah
- System Requirements - Mac (64-bit) :
- Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Mac OS X 10.7 or later. 34 GB of hard drive space.
- Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
- System Requirements - Windows (64-bit) :
- Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows 7, or Windows 8. 34 GB of hard drive space. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
- Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted October 24, 2014 by Michael M in York, SC
"Great upgrade from Sampletank 2"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sampletank was always one of those tools that I only used for the libraries that were ST only, but didn't own it - until now. ST3 has been touted here and elsewhere as a huge step forward, and I think it is. The first thing that struck me about it is the size of the library - 33GB, which covers a very wide range of instruments and sounds. The GUI has been improved slightly, and for the most part is user-friendly, relatively intuitive. As with any sampler, the sound libraries are the most important thing, and IKM has done a pretty good job at providing some high quality samples. The EDM and band side of things is covered quite well, and there's a relatively complete set of orchestral instruments too. Some of the orchestral instruments sound good in part of the range and more obviously sampled in others. For example, the solo strings don't always sound perfect, but I am impressed with the sounds of the ensemble strings; and some of the brass instruments don't sound quite right at the high end of their range, but are good in the lower register. What is very impressive is the integrated MIDI player - you can select an instrument, then a MIDI pattern on the next tab, and play a particular MIDI pattern by pressing the key it is assigned to - very useful for things like drums and bass lines. One thing I would like to have seen is slightly better naming conventions for some of the instruments and their parent folders, but overall the organization of instruments is good, and it make read more it easy to find a sound that you need. A point to note is that this is now a 64-bit tool (Yay!), but there is no longer a 32-bit version. Not a big deal for most people I think, and personally I have no problems as I've gone completely 64-bit. In summary, I think this is a good upgrade from ST2, and with different versions at different price points available, worth considering.

Musical Background:
Live sound engineer, hobbyist

Musical Style:
Rock, metal, electronica, ambient
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