IK Multimedia SampleTank engine has become somewhat of a standard in the software sample playback world. The latest upgrade comes with an enlarged (by around 2GB) soundset that's so big it comes on 2 DVDs totalling 6.5GB.
SampleTank 2.1 features more multi-sampled instruments, loops, phrases, percussion, traditional instruments, world percussion loops and a wider range of electronic and acoustic instruments in every category and style
SampleTank 2.1 New Features
Enhanced STRETCHâ„¢ engine with separate algorithms for multi-sampled
note and phrase sounds with additional timbral control features
Improved Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch now includes grain control for
better compatibility with a wider range of sounds
Now available as a stand-alone application, for immediate playing,
so you donâ€™t have to launch a host application to use the program.
The ability to create complex 16 part splits and layers with new
New synth engine features with Syncable LFOs, 16 assignable stereo
outputs and more
Price, availability, upgrades
SampleTank 2.1 XL has an MSRP of $499/â‚¬419 and SampleTank 2.1 L has an MSRP
of $299/â‚¬249. Both are currently available in the IK dealer/distributor
network worldwide. All SampleTank LE/SE and previous SampleTank 1.0
customers can upgrade to the new SampleTank 2.1XL for $299/â‚¬249 or the new
SampleTank 2.1 L for $199/â‚¬169.
All SampleTank 2.0 L/XL customers will receive a free downloadable update to
SampleTank 2.1â€™s application. Also, SampleTank 2.0 XL customers who
registered after January 20th, 2005 are eligible for a free upgrade to the
new DVDs of sounds by simply filling out an online form here: http://www.sampletank.com/ST21DVDReq.html
SampleTank 2.0 XL customers who purchased before January 20th, 2005 can
upgrade to the new plug-in for free and take advantage of a limited time
offer to get the new sound set (available on 2 DVDs) for $99/â‚¬79. SampleTank
L customers who purchased before January 20th, 2005 can upgrade to the new
plug-in for free and take advantage of a limited time offer to get the new
sound set for $199/â‚¬169.