SampleTank For iPhone, iPod touch Now Available

IK Multimedia has released SampleTank for iPhone and iPod touch, a $9.99 app (App Store link) that basically turns your iOS device into a rompler with 4-part multi-timbral operation.

The $9.99 version comes with 68 virtual instruments and is expandable to 400+ instruments though in-app expansion pack purchases.

Does this make dedicated hardware romplers obsolete? For a lot of users, probably so.

If you’ve used SampleTank for iPhone and iPod touch, let us know what you think of it!


  • 4-part multi-timbral live sound module
  • Over 900 MB on-board sound library with over 400 instruments in 16 categories
  • Huge selection of melodic and rhythmic patterns for accompaniment or groove creation
  • Instruments are processed using 20 different insert FX with up to 4 simultaneous inserts per part
  • Master reverb effect with individual sends
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive mobile interface
  • Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices
  • Free version also available
Note: The video shows SampleTank running on an iPad – but it’s in compatibility mode.

6 thoughts on “SampleTank For iPhone, iPod touch Now Available

    1. Yes! 900MB of samples for over 400 instruments vs 355MB for 2,670 waveforms. Fortunately, you snatch this Lamborghini into your handbag and leave the good old Yugo into the garage.

  1. Am I right in assuming this is not the iPad HD version as indicated in the photo? Is there going to be such a thing? all the previews so far have indicated it’s a iPad app.

  2. Cornball interface. 2x mode burns my ass. Store icons in and ads in plain sight blows. $50 for this? Not I. It might sound good, but if it aint appealing to my eye like the IMS20, I can’t create with it. Its an eye sore.

  3. I’m not really sold on the Sampletank sound. I have Sampletank XL, Sonicsynth and Miroslav. I really only use Miroslav since I think the other two sound harsh and not very musical. Miroslav however is a little goto low-requirements orchestral gem.

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