17th October 2011
SampleTank for iPhone/iPod touch is a sample-based sound and groove module for the iOS mobile platform designed for keyboard players, producers and musicians.
SampleTank can be played directly from the app or can be used live with any MIDI keyboard or pad controller with the just released iRig MIDI interface adapter from IK Multimedia. Together with iRig MIDI, SampleTank offers a portable and quality sound and groove module solution for mobile musicians.
The sounds are derived from the desktop version of SampleTank. New premium instruments have been recorded especially for the new iOS app.
There are over 400 sounds available in SampleTank with a huge selection of Pianos, Organs, Strings, Basses, Guitars, Drums, Synths, Woodwinds, Brass, Ethnic Instruments, Percussion and more all instantly accessible.
SampleTank also includes over 900 professionally pre-programmed patterns and groove sequences for every instrument category that can be played easily – even by non-keyboard players - and combined. SampleTank also offers a variety of drum kits and groove styles that spans every music genre from classic Blues, Rock, Soul to modern Hip-Hop, R&B, Techno, House and more.
The SampleTank interface has been designed from the ground up especially for the iOS platform and has been studied for the greatest ease of use on mobile devices through its 3 main sections: Sounds, Edit, Play:
- On the Sounds page, the user can quickly browse and audition the hundreds of available sounds and patterns, which are neatly organized in easily recognizable icon-based categories. Here users can play up to 4 simultaneous instruments and save or recall them using the built-in presets system.
- On the Edit page, instruments can be personalized through easy-to-understand knobs for immediate sound and effect parameter tweaking.
- The Play page offers a convenient play environment for every type of musicians with its double piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard or drum pads.
- 4-part multi-timbral professional quality sound and groove module.
- Expandable sound library with more than 400 instruments in 16 categories.
- Huge selection of melodic and rhythmic patterns for accompaniment or groove creation.
- Built-in insert effects and master reverb.
- Easy-to-use, intuitive mobile interface.
- Sound and effects editing with multiple parameters.
- Play interface with piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard and drum pads.
- Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th and 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.3 and newer.
- Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices.
Pricing & Availability
SampleTank for iPhone/iPod touch is now available on the iTunes App store at an introductory price of $9.99/€7.99 with 72 high-quality instruments and hundreds of patterns included. A free version of SampleTank will also be available with 8 sounds plus their selection of patterns.
Additional 22 expansion sound packs are available for in-app purchase starting from $4.99/€3.99 each or all together for a competitive bundle price.
Owners of iRig MIDI will also get an exclusive sound-set of 48 sounds for free simply by registering.
An iPad version of SampleTank is also in development and will be available soon.