IK Multimedia Total Studio MAX 2 Software Bundle

IK Multimedia Total Studio MAX 2 Software Bundle

Max out your studio with virtual instruments and FX: AmpliTube, T-RackS, SampleTank, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Syntronik, Lurssen Mastering Console, and more!

IK Multimedia Total Studio Bundle

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Track, mix and master with the essential IK Multimedia Total Studio Bundle.

The Total Studio 2 Bundle is the most complete solution for any DAW available on the market today, with a collection of 12 award-winning plug-ins, including 5 virtual instruments and workstations, plus 7 essential effects plug-in suites, covering every guitar, bass, mix and mastering need with over 160 accurately modeled effects in one all-inclusive package, and offered at one amazing price of up to 80% off regular list prices.

Everything you need in the Studio

5 outstanding sampler, synth, vintage and orchestral workstation plug-ins (SampleTank 2.5 XL, Sonik Synth 2, Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleMoog(TM), SampleTron) provide everything needed to realize the music inside your head. Whether you are scoring for TV and film, dropping the next hip-hop platinum selling album, or crafting a new power-ballad, these sounds will provide the inspiration, flexibility, and ease-of-use you desire.

With 5 award-winning amp & bass gear modeling plug-ins (AmpliTube 2, Ampeg(R) SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix(TM), AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube X-GEAR) that span all generations of rock sounds, from the vintage and classic tones of Jimi Hendrix(TM) and Ampeg(R) to the metal bite of the 80's and 90's, this is the ultimate bundle for playing and recording guitar and bass. Or, unleash your creativity and run vocals, drums, and keyboards through these vintage and modern effects suites to explore sonic worlds never heard before.

Mix & Master
4 lush, high-end reverbs (CSR - Classik Studio read more Reverb) and a collection of 5 classic analog-modeled effects (T-RackS) including an EQ, compressor, multi-band limiter, and soft-clipper make this a complete mixing and mastering suite that has everything you need in one convenient package to make your productions sound great from start to finish. This classic gear has become a staple in many engineers' setups, a cult classic for a multitude of studio users that has been relied on during countless sessions.

The Ultimate Sound Library
The "Powered by SampleTank" collection of amazing, sample-based synth workstations will inspire you to keep creating any type of music, with over 14,000 sample-based sounds of the highest quality from every instrument category!

Regardless of what kind of music you make, the Total Studio 2 bundle has you covered with a massive collection of world-class Acoustic Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos, Strings, Brass, Winds, Vocals, Organs, Percussion, Drums, Basses, Guitars, Synths, Loops, Ethnic samples and more. Plus, it also includes an entire collection of one of the best sounding Orchestral & Choir sound sets ever made and a complete collection of extremely rare and sought-after Vintage Keyboards and Synths that are a must-have for any studio.

Since all of the Total Workstation 2 instruments are "Powered by SampleTank" each instruments' sound can also be loaded and used in SampleTank 2.5 XL's interface, where all sounds become instantly accessible, in one convenient location.

And as if that weren't enough, IK Multimedia has invited some of the best producers and players in the world to create an exclusive set of new combination patches that will further inspire your creativity. We call these the "Artist Signature Presets", and we know you'll love them.

Unlimited Guitar & Bass Tones
The Total Studio 2 bundle contains a massive collection of superior-sounding guitar & bass amp and effects models with more gear than any other package, giving musicians and producers convenient access to the widest range of effects on the market: 150 ultra-realistic gear models, including 51 stompboxes, 26 Preamp and EQ models, 11 Power amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects.

Plus, these products all come together inside AmpliTube X-GEAR to make the ultimate software/plug-in modular amp and FX system. Open up all of the "Powered by AmpliTube" products together in a single environment, so you can mix and match elements from all the included gear models. Build custom mega-rigs quickly and easily!

Choose from a dream collection of models based* on classic amplifiers, from a 1950's Supro(R) combo, '60s collectibles like a Marshall(R) Super Lead 100 and '66 Fender(R) Bassman(R), 70's essentials like the Vox(R) AC-30 and Marshall(R) 1959 mkII, 90's classics like the Marshall(R) JCM 900 and Mesa/Boogie(R) Dual Rectifier(R), to modern high-gain classics like the Peavey(R) 5150(TM) and Randall(R) Warhead, along with a dream collection of licensed Ampeg(R) bass gear, and more!

Add rare, hard-to-find stompbox models based* on the Arbiter(R) FuzzFace, UniVox(R) Univibe, Vox(R) V486 wah, Ibanez(R) TubeScreamer, MXR(R) Flanger 117, Phaser 90 and DynaComp, ProCo Ratt and ElectroHarmonix(R) Big Muff Pi and Memory Man, and dozens more, along with an amazing selection of mics and rack FX.

Plus, all of these effects can also be a unique source of inspiration when used on vocals, drums, keyboards and more as an arsenal of gear that no studio can afford to be without.

Once you've built your dream rig and captured that golden sound, you can even control it in real-time with StompIO (IK's revolutionary new USB floor controller/audio interface, sold separately), with the same feeling of using a high-end custom pedal board and amp rig.

A Truly Complete Package
No bundle would be truly complete without the tools of the engineers: reverb, EQ, and compression. With CSR (Classik Studio Reverb) and T-RackS, the Total Studio 2 bundle gives you the tools to do everything right in the box.

The lush reverb of CSR doesn't clutter up your mix, and it won't bring your computer's CPU to its knees. All 4 included units (room, hall, plate, and inverse) also feature advanced or easy modes to allow total freedom to customize the sound.

T-RackS is the favorite weapon of many producers and engineers and has become a cult classic in a multitude of studios around the world. Ever wanted to get that "analog" sound from your computer? This is how to do it. T-RackS features 5 analog-modeled mixing and mastering effects: an analog EQ, a vintage compressor, a multi-band limiter, a soft-clipper, and a mastering suite that combines all four effects into one unit.

5 Virtual Instruments and Workstations
"Powered by SampleTank" plug-ins:
- SampleTank 2.5 XL
- Miroslav Philharmonik
- Sonik Synth 2
- SampleMoog(TM)
- SampleTron

Over 14,000 sounds, 28 GB of Samples

33 DSP-based effects

3 Synth-engines, featuring the newly-enhanced STRETCH(TM)

Over 50 synth-sampler controls

All the sounds are compatible with SampleTank(R) 2.5

New Artist Signature Presets made by some of the top producers and artists in the industry

5 Guitar & Bass Amp and Effects modeling suites
Includes all "Powered by AmpliTube" plug-ins:
- AmpliTube 2
- Ampeg(R) SVX
- AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix(TM)
- AmpliTube Metal
- AmpliTube X-GEAR

5 separate modules: tuner, configurable Stomp pedal board, Amp head, Cabinet + Mic, and Rack Effects

Over 150 accurately modeled effects: 51 stomps, 26 amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects on 2 rigs in a single interface using X-GEAR

Control your rig via StompIO or a traditional MIDI controller and X-GEAR

Exclusive DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology for award-winning sound & realistic feel

2 Mix & Mastering plug-ins suites
Includes T-RackS:
- State-of-the-art 6 band Mastering EQ
- Tube modeled stereo Compressor
- Multi-band Master Limiter
- Soft clipping output stage
- Complete Mastering Suite

Includes CSR - Classik Studio Reverb:
- Suite of 4 separate reverb units: Plate, Room, Hall, and Inverse
- State-of-the-art DSP-based reverb algorithms
- 2 operational modes: Easy and Advanced
- 6 easy to use controls in Easy Mode
- More than 100 Parameters in Advanced Mode
- Highly customizable 8x8 Modulation Matrix per unit
- 4 assignable Macros per unit
- Full automation through host sequencer

IK Multimedia Total Bundles and major products such as ARC System, AmpliTube 2, SampleTank 2.5 XL, T-RackS 3 Deluxe and Miroslav Philharmonik also have a crossgrade version and if you are a registered owner of at least ONE IK product (Free versions excluded), you are now eligible to crossgrade to the above mentioned products at the discounted crossgrade price and save big!
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System Requirements

Power PC based Macintosh
Minimal: dual 1 GHz G4 processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Suggested: dual 2 GHz G5 processor, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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

Intel based Macintosh
Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

Suggested: 2.3 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

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

Minimal: Pentium 4 / Athlon XP processor, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Suggested: 2.33 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS.

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted October 26, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"There's better."
Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Sounds alright, however I'm generally going to my other plugins for my sounds unless I have to use these.
Gives you everything you'd potentially need for computer based audio production.
Ease of Use
No harder than any other music software, probably easier.
IK plugins are the buggiest of my entire library. Quite the headache getting them setup. They're constantly asking me to re-register. There are like 13 cd keys that come with this so be ready to waste some valuable time. Sometimes the plugins block the audio meaning I have to remove the plugin to get any sound from the track again, so much for enhancing the sound. Finally, these programs are infamous for forgetting where the instrument files are, and the support instructions posted on the website don't work to remedy the issue.
A decent bang for the buck, but its still not worth it in my opinion with all the issues I have with it.
Manufacturer Support
Pretty quick, but I'm contacting these guys a lot more than I'd like to.
Musical Background:
Active Musician, Recording Engineer, Producer,
Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Industrial, Electronica, Jazz, Blues,
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