IK Multimedia

After much much anticipation, teasers, rumours and speculation IK Multimedia have finally officially unveiled SampleTank 2.

SampleTank 2 has been completely redesigned to create "the most advanced sample based sound workstation ever made". "A unique, powerful plug-in with a wide range of exclusive, revolutionary features that set it apart from other samplers or sound modules, SampleTank 2 is a giant step for sampling technology".

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SampleTank 2 features:

  • 3 synth engines: exclusive STRETCH (SampleTank Time REsynthesys TeCHnology) and pitch-shift/time-stretch synthesis, in addition to traditional resampling synthesis.
  • Lighting fast access to the richest, widest, most realistic sound range ever produced by software or hardware instruments.
  • Thousands of native sounds already available, plus the ability to import unlimited WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI, and SAMPLECELL files.
  • 32 built-in award-winning effects.
  • 16 multitimbral layerable parts.
  • Full synth-sampler engine control.
  • Plus single-sample editing, loop sync, portamento, keywords search, and loads more...
  • Read the full details here.

SampleTank 2 supports VST, Audio Unit, DXi, Pro Tools and MAS in Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows XP and will be available in 2 models:

  • SampleTank 2 XL - 8CDs of sounds with 1500 sounds and more than 4.5 GB of samples, 8 CDs, $/€499
  • SampleTank 2 L - 4CDs of sounds with 500 sounds and more than 2GB of samples, 4 CDs, $/€299

There will be 2 upgrades, all to XL (must be a registered ST1 user to be eligible):

  • SampleTank 2 DJ, L, XL 1 to XL2 , 8CDs, $/€249
  • SampleTank 2 SE (002 bundle), LE 1 to XL2 , 8CDs, $/€349

Users who have registered SampleTank 1 DJ, L or XL since 1st May 2003 will be able to download a FREE special upgrade to SampleTank 2.

The product is expected to ship by the end of August.

Detailed information and sound examples can be found here.

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