IK Multimedia offer SampleTank FREE – a 500MB Virtual Sample Instrument for Mac and Windows
(MuseWire) – IK Multimedia this week announced a new “free” edition of their venerable SampleTank virtual instrument, appropriately called “SampleTank FREE.” With a 500MB sample library on tap, this free instrument rivals many classic ROMpler keyboards of the past for its base sound set, and is an ideal addition to anyone using min-keyboards, portable keyboards, or even full-on studios who are not already using a full-power version of SampleTank and want to try it out.
The new free version includes over 200 studio quality multi-sampled instruments, and you can easily add-on a wealth of professional libraries like Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleMoog, SampleTron, and the Xpansion Tank libraries. SampleTank also imports wav, aiff, sdII, Akai S-1000/3000, and Samplecell files. Works as a standalone instrument, or as a plug-in for VST, RTAS, and audio units (AU).
SampleTank FREE features:
* Over 500 MB samples for over 200 sounds included
* 16 part multitimbral with easy layerable/mixable parts
* 3 synth engines:
– STRETCH™ (formant preserving pitch-shift/time-stretch)
– Polyphonic Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PS/TS)
* The most powerful multi-effects section in a virtual instrument:
– 5 insert effects per Part
– 5 Send effects
– Master effects
* 33 built-in DSP effects derived from award winning audio processors like T-RackS and AmpliTube
* Part and Master Loop Sync
* Can be expanded with: SampleTank 2.5 L and XL sounds and any “Powered by SampleTank” sound modules including Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth 2, SampleMoog, SampleTron
* Can be expanded with any Xpansion Tank 2 sounds
* Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000, SAMPLECELL
* Available both as a standalone application as well as a plug-in
* VST, RTAS, and AU on Mac OS X/Windows.
INCLUDED FREE SOUNDS:
To celebrate this release, the folks at Sonic Reality / eSoundz who create sound sets for top music companies like IK and Roland, Kontakt, et al, are offering up to 75% off their own sound sets compatible with the free version of SampleTank. This vast offering includes everything from studio drums, film orchestra, Oberheim OB, ARP Solo, Mellotron, bass, and rare instruments.
For example, get an 800MB sample library of the wonderful Oberheim SEM, 4-voice, 8-voice, OB1, OBX, and Matrix 12, Xpander, etc., for just $25 in lieu of the normal $99 price (http://www.esoundz.com/details.php?ProductID=3766).
More information: http://www.esoundz.com/news1.php?nbr=5980 .
As these special pricing offers are for a limited time, the above links are subject to change.