IK has announced the launch of the SampleTank Custom Shop, a new free version of SampleTank 3 that gives musicians and producers access to over 19 GB of sounds, over 14,000 samples, over 1,200 MIDI patterns, 3,700 loops and over 570 instruments, plus 30 free instruments and 10 Custom Shop gear credits. With SampleTank Custom Shop, everyone can now experience the full power of SampleTank for free.
SampleTank Custom Shop gives everyone the freedom to experiment with a fully functional curated library of 30 high-quality instruments that illustrate SampleTank 3's broad sonic versatility. Musicians can play, use and edit these instruments with all the functionality of the SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation.
Now everyone has the ability to purchase and play the complete expanding collection of add-on instruments for SampleTank 3. Players can now purchase and play add-on collections like the new Alan Parsons Grand Piano, American Acoustic Guitar, Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums, Future Synths and more from the convenience of a standalone application or DAW plug-in, and can do it starting as low as $29.99.
As an added bonus, when users download and register SampleTank Custom Shop they'll automatically receive 10 free Gear Credits (worth $10) to use towards any additional instrument of their choosing.
A universe of sounds
SampleTank Custom Shop comes with 30 free instruments that have been sampled and engineered by IK's team of audio professionals; that's 8 more instruments than was available in the previous introductory version of SampleTank 3. The new material builds on that original collection by bringing in new electric pianos, string synths and basses. These 30 free instruments can all be manipulated and used in SampleTank Custom Shop just like in the Full and SE versions. Musicians can use the powerful EDIT page and entire suite of advanced effects to tweak their sounds and explore an unlimited variety of sonic possibilities.
The Custom Shop
SampleTank Custom Shop also provides full access to SampleTank 3's built-in Custom Shop (previously only available for users of SampleTank 3 Full and SE). Now, new users can browse, purchase, download and play with all of the additional SampleTank 3 Instruments available. These instruments cover a wide variety of uses from the electronic dance music-centric Elektronika and Beats series to the classic guitar sounds of American Acoustic to the "stone room" drum sound of Hugh Padgham Drums and beyond — the Custom Shop has instruments that cover virtually every genre and style of playing imaginable.
SampleTank Custom Shop is part of IK's Custom Shop series of complimentary applications that includes the AmpliTube Custom Shop guitar & bass studio and T-RackS Custom Shop mixing & mastering suite. Users who update their copies of those titles will receive 10 Custom Shop Gear Credits for use in the Custom Shop towards any Custom Shop Gear (Limit 1-10 Credit pack per user).
SampleTank Custom Shop can be easily upgraded to the Full or SE version of SampleTank 3. Its library of included sounds features over 33 GB of content. This base library can also be expanded via the numerous SampleTank 3 Instruments available in the Custom Shop. Because of this, SampleTank 3 can sport well over 50 GB of sounds.
Pricing and availability
SampleTank Custom Shop is available now via the IK Online Store at no cost. SampleTank 3 Instruments start as low as $/€29.99* in the IK Custom Shop or Online Store (with 10 Gear Credit discount).
Get the Full version of SampleTank 3, with its 33 GB+ base library of sounds, starting at $/€199.99. SampleTank 3 SE, an affordable special edition with 6.5 GB of sounds, is available for $/€99.99. With its newly expandable library and 8 new included sounds, all users of SampleTank free should download the new version of SampleTank Custom Shop.
All prices excluding taxes
*includes 10 Gear Credit discount