IK Multimedia has announced the release of SampleTank 3 SE, an introductory special edition of IK's flagship sound and groove workstation for Mac OS X and Windows. Available as a standalone program or as bundled software with iRig KEYS, iRig KEYS with Lightning, iRig KEYS PRO, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig PRO, it gives users the freedom to experiment with a completely functional 6.5 GB library of 400 instruments, over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns that illustrate the versatility of SampleTank 3. Featuring 64-bit compatibility, a completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and a retooled sample engine, SampleTank 3 SE is a more affordable version of SampleTank 3.
With SampleTank 3 SE, users get a taste of the 4,000 instruments available in the full version via a fully functional selection of 400 carefully selected sampled instruments from 20 categories that stretch across multiples genres, styles, and types. And just like in the full version, users will be able to take advantage of SampleTank 3's multiple articulations and new "round-robin" feature to inject expressiveness to their playing with many of the available sounds.
As in the full version, users get full access to SampleTank 3's new built-in MIDI engine. It's a tool that makes it easy to build rhythm tracks thanks to SampleTank 3 SE's library of over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns recorded by some of the finest drummers and percussionists in the world. No matter whether a song calls for world percussion or a more standard drum kit, SampleTank 3 SE's MIDI engine can deliver results.
Though SampleTank 3 SE is limited to its 6.5 GB sound library, it offers unrestricted access to every other function contained within the full version of SampleTank 3: There are 55 effects sourced from IK's studio software T-RackS and AmpliTube, a new multitrack console-style DAW mixer, a full-featured synthesizer section, 3 sampling engines and a selection of 10 filters. When combined, these features provide tools for sound sculpting.
Pricing and availability
SampleTank 3 SE is available now from the IK online store for $99.99/€79.99* or as a complementary bundled software download for users of iRig KEYS, iRig KEYS with Lightning, iRig KEYS PRO, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig PRO. In addition SampleTank 3 SE users will be able to purchase the full version of SampleTank 3 for an upgrade price of $199.99/€159.99 (The full price is $349.99/€279.99).
*All prices excluding taxes.
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