IK Multimedia has released Spaceport '77, which is free for SampleTank 4 users for a limited time.
Spaceport '77 is an expansion library made using two keyboards for fans of a certain galaxy far, far away: the Oberheim OB-1 synthesizer and the Yamaha CP-30 electronic piano, this collection offers otherworldly sounds from classic machines. Here's what they say:
Spaceport '77 captures the essence of the Oberheim OB-1 monophonic analog synthesizer, designed and manufactured in the late '70s. The OB-1 signal path begins with two discrete oscillators and suboscillators, along with a noise generator. Discrete lowpass filter options include 12dB or 24dB per octave, for both the classic Oberheim 2-pole filter sound and the Minimoog 4-pole filter sound. SampleTank filters can be applied as well.
The Yamaha CP-30 is an electronic piano from 1976 that uses analog synthesis for its sound generation. Spaceport '77 includes sound selections that simulate the CP-30 Decay control knob being used to simultaneously adjust attack and decay parameters in a way that's similar to a regular synthesizer's ADSR envelope. Two tone-generation systems are also featured, with a choice of independent fine tuning and decay control to create animated electric piano, clavinet and harpsichord sounds complete with their rich character.
A great complement to both the modern synth sounds and classic electric piano sounds already in SampleTank 4's library, this new expansion library adds 100 new instrument presets and 3.9 GB of samples, plus pre-programmed control macros and sound effects. Designed to give your tracks some '70s and '80s sci-fi flavor, this library inspires new grooves, mixing current and classic sounds.
What's new in SampleTank 4.0.9:
- New Library sorting function lets the user rearrange the Library column.
- View Libraries as text option.
- Filter Library view by authorized / unauthorized.
- New incremental database rebuild for faster sound content rescan time.
- Support for new Libraries.
- Compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
- SampleTank window is now resizable when using custom DPI scaling in Windows.
- Fixed an issue where Cubase HiDPI setting broke SampleTank window resize.
- General optimizations and bug fixes.
Spaceport '77 is available for free to all new and existing SampleTank 4 users via direct download from now through December 31st (regular price will be $/€79.99). Download here. This library comes alongside a new SampleTank 4.0.9 update.
Free period does not apply to NFR (Not For Resale), system-registered, transferred/second hand, or similar versions of the SampleTank 4 family.