SampleTank 2 For iOS Offers Desktop Synth Workstation Power On Your Mobile Device


IK Multimedia has released SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update that they say brings desktop power to their iOS workstation.

SampleTank 2 for iOS features 140 instruments – expandable to over 1,900; 8-part multi-timbral performance; the sound engine from IK’s desktop SampleTank 3; splits, multi’s and more.

The new SampleTank 2 sound engine is the same as its Mac/PC software counterpart, thanks to the increased CPU power and memory of the latest generations of iPhones and iPads.

Here’s what’s new in SampleTank 2 for iOS:

  • Redesigned sound engine for professional sound quality on iOS.
  • 4 additional instrument parts for added creative expression (8 total).
  • Expandable with SampleTank PRO and other Instrument Collections.
  • Song and Live modes for streamlined workflow and performance.
  • Redesigned intuitive instrument browser for fast sound selection.
  • Loop instrument support.
  • Layers feature for intuitive layering and zoning controllers.
  • SampleTank 2 is a universal app for iPad and iPhone and is available now as a direct download from the App
  • Store as a Free version (over 20 instruments), and paid version (over 140 instruments) for 19.99 USD/EUR.
  • Existing users can update at no charge.


  • 8-part multitimbral professional-quality sound and groove module
  • Expandable sound library with 600+ instruments in 16 categories
  • Completely redesigned Sound Browser
  • Layers feature lets you easily create zones on your controller for multi-part performances
  • Live and Song modes optimized for composition and live performance
  • Streamlined interface for faster workflow
  • Integrated 8-track MIDI recorder with song export
  • MIDI learn feature makes programming external controllers a breeze
  • Play interface with piano keyboard, scale keyboard and enhanced drum pads
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with iRig interfaces and controllers like iRig Pro Duo, iRig Pro, iRig MIDI, iRig Keys and iRig Pads
  • Universal app compatible with iPad and iPhone with iOS 8 and later

SampleTank 2 Video Demos

Audio Demos

Pricing and Availability

SampleTank 2 for iOS is available now for US $19.99. Additional sound libraries are available as In-App purchases.

9 thoughts on “SampleTank 2 For iOS Offers Desktop Synth Workstation Power On Your Mobile Device

  1. Be warned that it doesn’t work on older devices nor does it let you re-download if you have already purchased it on an older device!

    Feels like bait and switch!


  2. IK is pretty terrible. The quality of samples is pretty inconsistent, and the app is annoyingly limited in terms of what you can do with it.

    I have v1, and now the iPad will forever nag me about an update that is incompatible with my hardware. Way to go IK and Apple!

    1. Feels like IK is all about getting your money then leaving you high and dry unless you are on the latest device….because everyone can obviously afford to upgrade their ipad every 10 seconds.

      1. In fairness, since I didn’t remove the app from my device, I still have access to the older version. I had also heard that if a person was stuck that way, there was some kind of path to reinstall the older version. Still, it is a hassle.

        My device isn’t THAT old (iPad 4).

        Honestly, if this app disappeared I wouldn’t miss it that much (apart from the money I spent). I just wish there was a better sample player for iOS– like Kontakt or MachFive.

  3. I heard some good things in the sound quality of a few samples I tried. Considering deleting it mostly because of the brutally confusing interface and the hogware advertisements. I actually think they are capable of delivering great products-they know what they are doing; but they botch it all up with hype and bullshit pricing obscurantism.

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