IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 3, the latest version of its software ‘sound and groove workstation’ for Mac and Windows, is now shipping.
SampleTank 3 offers a massive 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and enhanced sample engine.
Here’s a video intro:
- Completely redesigned interface with 3 main environments: Play, Mix and Edit that retain SampleTank’s legendary ease-of-use and fast operation
- 16 channel multi-part Play interface with easy layering and an integrated MIDI player and mixer
- All-in-one sound Edit page with 3 sample engines (including formant preserving pitch-shifting and time-stretching engines), 10 filter types and 8 macro controls per instrument for quick multi-parameter editing
- “Round robin” and multiple articulations that are triggerable via key switch, modulation wheel or velocity
- Multi-channel mixer-like Mix interface with 5 insert effects per channel, 4 stereo effect returns (with 5 insert effects each) and a master channel with 5 insert effects that allow for up to 30 effects per instrument
- 55 integrated effects, including 22 new effects for mixing, mastering and more creative applications derived from IK’s studio-grade T-RackS and AmpliTube production software
- New Live mode lets you organize sounds for setlist and song for instant recall during performance
- 3D renderings of instruments for easy identification and recall
- Available as standalone and 64-bit plug-in for AAX, VST and Audio Units platforms on Mac OS X and Windows
- Compatible with all previous “Powered by SampleTank” sound modules and sounds (can import all previous sounds and Combis)
Pricing and availability
SampleTank 3 is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide and from the IK Online store until September 30, 2014 at introductory prices of:
- $149.99/€119.99* for SampleTank 2 XL or Miroslav Philharmonik full users;’
- $199.99/€159.99 for users of any other paid IK software, hardware or app; and
- $299.99/€239.99 for new users.
After the introductory period, the price will increase to $199.99/€159.99, $249.99/€199.99 and $349.99/€279.99 respectively.
See the IK site for more info.