3rd October 2007
IK Multimedia has announced that SampleMoog, the "Moog Synth Anthology Virtual Instrument", is now shipping.
SampleMoog is the first release of the new Sonik Instruments' range, and is a cooperation between IK Multimedia, Moog Music and Sonic Reality. SampleMoog includes the sounds of all the most sought-after Moog synthesizers spanning the entire Moog history, in an easy-to-use, sample-based virtual instrument "powered by SampleTank" and is available as a plug-in for popular DAWs and as a standalone application for Mac and PC.
SampleMoog offers over 1,700 basses, leads, pads and effects' sounds from the very first Moog Modular systems to a variety of different Minimoogs to Taurus Bass Pedals, Polymoogs, Memorymoogs and more. Whether you want a lead sound or a phat R&B synth bass or swirling FX, this purports to be the ultimate source for everything Moog. Load up monster analog modular synth patches or the powerful rumbling sound of Moog Taurus I Bass pedals and shake the house. SampleMoog takes you back in time to the days of analog and honors one of the founding fathers of synthesis, Bob Moog. An homage to the incredible range of instruments from the first Etherwave Theremin to the latest Minimoog Voyager, this virtual instrument is a must-have for any fan of the "Moog Sound" as well as an analog synth powerhouse for any musical style.
Software features: SampleMoog is based on the SampleTank engine, offering unique proprietary features like one-click sound browsing, multiple synth-engines including real-time harmonic manipulation of the waves, built-in vintage multi-effects and fast loading samples for studio or playing live. SampleMoog not only brings you the classic analog sound of Moog but also goes far beyond by combining it with the modern technology of the SampleTank engine, which includes physical modeling effects and IK's exclusive STRETCH.
- 16 part multi-timbral sample-based synth.
- Stand-alone and plug-in for VST, AU, RTAS on Mac/PC.
- 2 synth engines (Resampling and STRETCH).
- Built-in multi-effects with 4 effects per part selectable on 32 high-quality DSP effects, with BPM sync.
- Over 50 synth controls with Mono/Poly/Legato modes with selectable Legato, 2 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, syncable LBF/BPF/HPF Filters, Velocity, Range and Macro controls.
- Sounds can also be read by SampleTank 2.5 and up.
Sound features: 16 Moog synthesizers have been meticulously sampled and programmed by IK and Sonic Reality's sound designers. There are over 600 multi-sampled sounds with over 1,000 preset patches totaling more than 4GB of samples in SampleMoog, from the rarest vintage models to the most modern top of the range Moog synthesizers, including:
- Modular Moog 3C
- Modular Moog 15
- Modular Moog 55
- Minimoog Model D
- Moog Taurus I
- Moog Prodigy
- Moog Multimoog
- Moog Vocoder
- Moog/Realistic Concertmate MG-1
- Moog Source
- Moog Rogue
- Etherwave Theremin
- Moog Voyager
- Moog Little Phatty
Price & Availability
SampleMoog has a list price of €249/$299 and will be available from all IK dealers and resellers within this month. It is already available in the IK Online Store. A reduced price version is available as a cross-grade to any registered IK user as part of IK's ongoing "Cross-grade for ALL" promotion, for €199/$249. Additionally, SampleTank 2 L and XL customers will be able to download 10 fully working instruments and try the sounds of SampleMoog hands-on-from their user area.
For more information and to hear audio demos, view historical notes on the synthesizers included and more please visit www.samplemoog.com
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