A Completely Redesigned Industry Standard!
IK Multimedia's SampleTank 3 is a robust sample-based workstation that gives you over 33GB of samples, 4,000 ready-to-play instruments, 2,500 rhythm loops, and 2,000 MIDI files. Employing a completely retooled software engine, SampleTank 3 delivers ultra-realistic articulations, creative pitch-shift/time-stretching, and a sizable collection of filter effects - without taxing your CPU. SampleTank 3's redesigned interface makes editing child's play by putting all controls easily within your reach. Whether you're surgically retouching a single parameter or dramatically reprogramming an entire sound, SampleTank 3 makes it effortless.
- NEW - Over 33GB of never released sounds provide plenty of creative options
- NEW - Over 4,000 new instruments in 21 instrument categories for easy composing
- NEW - Redesigned interface retains SampleTank's ease of use and fast operation
- NEW - Multichannel mixer for straightforward effects routing
- NEW - Round robin sample switching delivers ultra-realistic performance
- NEW - 64-bit architecture allows access to more RAM for better performance
- 16 parts multitimbral with layerable parts allow for creative flexibility
- STRETCH, Pitch-shift/Time-stretch, and Resampling synth engines for creating unique sounds
- Built-in MIDI engine lets you build killer grooves and rhythm tracks
- Analog-modeled and digital effects for professional-sounding sonic creations
- Fast-loading and efficient CPU taxing for trouble-free live performances
- Memory-management feature loads sounds in RAM together for instant availability
SampleTank is the result of more than a decade of innovation
Originally released in 2001, SampleTank was the first plug-in to offer multi-part sampled sound with integrated effects. Created in collaboration with Sonic Reality, SampleTank proved immensely popular, providing DAW-based musicians with the ability to play sampled musical instruments via MIDI with built-in effects. SampleTank 2 hit the industry in 2003, carrying the torch as the industry-standard sound workstation thanks to its quality sounds, ease of use, and innovative features. Now, building up on the features of its predecessor, SampleTank 3 is here to become a staple piece in your studio's sonic arsenal!
Massive quantity of content provides plenty of creative options
Shipping with over 33GB of samples, 4,000 ready-to-play instruments, 2,500 rhythm loops, and 2,000 MIDI files, SampleTank 3 offers a plethora of pianos, drums, basses, guitars, brass, strings, vocals, and just about anything else that you can think of. This isn't just a budget collections of mediocre samples, either. Recorded using world-class musicians in world-class studios, SampleTank 3's content has a quality and character that rivals the best dedicated virtual instruments. IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 is ready to liven up your compositions with realistic, expertly-played instruments.
Retooled software engine delivers an ultra-realistic performance
Employing dozens of novel features, SampleTank 3 delivers an ultra-realistic performance, while being efficient on your CPU and fast to load sounds. SampleTank 3's new round robin sample switching activates several samples for each given note, creating an ultra-organic, hyperrealistic acoustic sound. You can even use key switch, modulation wheel, or velocity switch commands to perfectly emulate natural-sounding performances that sound incredibly lifelike. You can also use SampleTank 3's three synth engines, along with its substantial collection of filter effects, to create unique new electronic sounds.
Built-in MIDI engine lets you build killer grooves
When combined with its considerable collection of grooves and MIDI patterns, SampleTank 3 allows you to quickly and easily build out-of-this-world rhythm tracks directly inside the software and export them to your DAW. By using SampleTank 3's multi-part pattern player, you can load up to 16 recycled loop patterns or MIDI patterns with full control over transposition, intensity, and quantization. You'll be creating complex and inspiring grooves in no time by combining drums, percussion, and bass patterns - all within SampleTank 3!
Analog-modeled and digital effects for professional-sounding sonic creations
SampleTank 3 goes well beyond cheesy-sounding reverb and chorus effects. By integrating their world-renown high-end analog-modeled and digital effects, IK Multimedia has injected SampleTank 3 with unprecedented sonic flavor. You can use AmpliTube vintage analog-modeled effects like Chorus-1 or TapeEcho directly on your keyboard or bass sounds. Use can use a rotary speaker on your organ sounds, or T-RackS outboard like the Black76, White 2A, or Model670 on your drum sounds. You'll absolutely love what SampleTank 3's convolution reverb does for your grand pianos!
A sound for every song, literally
What makes SampleTank 3 so powerful is its extraordinarily large sound library. SampleTank 3 now comes with over 33 gigabytes of professionally recorded instruments — that’s over 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories — far more than most other music workstations out-of-the-box. Plus, SampleTank 3 includes over 2,500 drum, percussion and full groove construction kit loops and over 2,000 MIDI patterns for its brand new MIDI player section.
There are 5 new acoustic pianos in SampleTank 3: two of the finest grand pianos in the world (one Hamburg-made and one Japanese-made), one baby grand piano and one upright piano (both Japanese made) and a honky tonk piano. All these instruments have been painstakingly sampled in Italy by IK's team of engineers with our collection of vintage and modern microphones to have precise control of the final results. All have been sampled with multi-velocities (up to 7) for incredible realism and a playability that rivals even the best dedicated virtual piano instruments. And now SampleTank 3 has pushed piano instrument emulation to the next level with its new Acoustic Resonance effect which reproduces and gives control of the soundboard resonance of a grand piano. And with the new Piano Lid effect — which emulates the lid aperture of a real grand piano — you'll experience a degree of realism tha
For those who want to pick up a drum and start grooving, SampleTank 3 features 5 all-new multi-velocity acoustic drumkits, each of which has been sampled to take advantage of SampleTank 3's "round robin" feature with an extensive set of drum elements sampled in multiple ways. For extreme accuracy and realism these kits feature 6 velocity levels and up to 10 round robin samples — on par with many industry standard stand-alone drum-only products. All these kits are mapped according to General MIDI standard. On top of these full drumkits, SampleTank 3's feature also separate snares, kicks, toms, hi-hats, ride cymbals and crash cymbals sample sets with hundreds of variations for each element. This allows for extensive custom drum programming.
Should you not be a drummer 700 MIDI acoustic drum patterns are there to help. Let SampleTank 3 lay down the groove so you can jam with ready-to-go patterns like Blues, Country, Funky, Metal, Pop, Punk and Rock. All of these patterns include Intro, Verse, Chorus, Fill and Outro so you can build full pro-sounding drum tracks with ease. And to kick things into high gear, all of these drum sounds can be used with SampleTank 3's new outboard effects derived from T-RackS like the Black 76, the White 2A, Model 670 and Vintage EQ1. With these in the mix you'll get a punch you can feel, a character you can appreciate and a definition you can hear, and that's something you can only get when you jam with SampleTank 3.
If electronic sounds are more your style then check out SampleTank's 55 electronic drum sets, which cover nearly every modern style imaginable: EDM, Dance, Dirty Sound, East Coast, Electro, Old Skool, R&B, Reggaeton, Soulful House, Tech House and West Coast. From deep and subby kicks to cutting snares and fizzing FX, these kits have you covered. No matter your favorite genre, SampleTank 3's fresh and powerful sounds will help you own the dancefloor. Take charge and program your own beats or take advantage of each style's pre-made patterns for a total of 500 MIDI patterns. Laying down a full drum track for your next club anthem is as easy as just two clicks.
To accurately represent bass is no small feat, but it\'s something that SampleTank 3 does extremely well. It features 11 new electric and acoustic bass instruments, each of which has been sampled for extreme accuracy and precision. Browse the library and you\'ll find a comprehensive selection of bass instruments all with multiple velocities and articulations — including finger, pick, slap, pull and noise as well as more complicated techniques like harmonic effects and slides. There are 9 electric basses and two double basses that have all been sampled at the neck and at the bridge (provided the source instrument had both pickups). These instruments give your bass performance incredible realism especially when you use them with SampleTank 3\'s new articulation switches.
Strings, brass and woodwinds:
With 17 string instrument sample sets from Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleTank 3's string section is as full-featured as it can be. You get solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass sounds. You also get ensemble sections: Cellos, Violas, Cello plus Contrabass, full Strings, Orchestra, Contrabasses and 4, 11 and 23 Violins. All the sounds have been reprogrammed to take full advantage of SampleTank 3's new articulations giving you a new level of realistic playability right out of the box.
With Brass, you get the full ensemble. SampleTank 3 gives 19 Brass instrument sample sets that cover everything from Pop to Jazz to Orchestral. On top of 13 impressive Miroslav Philharmonik orchestral Brass — like French Horn, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Trumpet, Muted Trumpet, Tuba, Muted Tuba and Trumpets, Trombone ensembles. All have been reprogrammed to take advantage of SampleTank 3's new articulations. In addition, we have also added a new pop section with Trumpet, Mute Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone and Piccolo Trumpet plus both solo and Brass ensembles. All feature multi-velocity sampling and take advantage of SampleTank 3's "round robin" effect and articulations. With a brass sonic palette this wide, you'll be ready for any type of musical arrangement.
Like the Brass, the Woodwinds category also includes 14 great sounding orchestral instrument sample sets reprogrammed from Miroslav Philharmonik: Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Bass Flute, English Horn and also Oboe and Piccolo with Bassoons as well as Flutes and Clarinets sections. On top of that, you also get 4 new saxophones: Alto, Baritone, Soprano and Tenor that all feature all multi-velocities and "round robin" for extended realism and great compositional flexibility.
Your synthesizer playing will stand out in the mix with SampleTank 3's 20 new synth lead sample sets which cover all your solo needs. With sounds that cover Brassy, Saw, Square, Sync, Hollow, Phat and more, these inspiring sounds will fill any need from dancefloor-centric Electronic Dance Music to Progressive Rock and Jazz. These inspiring sounds will fill any need, from dancefloor-centric electronic dance music to Progressive Rock and Jazz. Add atmosphere and emotion to your music with over 41 new synth pad sample sets. These cover all the bases: Crystalline, Noisy, Emotional, Warm, Morph, Harmonics and more, these pads will inspire you to explore a whole new dimension of compositional territory.
22 New Effects
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