Sound and groove workstation for iOS goes universal and adds recording and beat-making interface 20/12/11
IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 1.1 for iOS is now available as a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, through the iTunes App store. The update, for both regular and free versions, is available as a free download to existing users and also adds a 4-track MIDI recorder, a new beat-making interface, an expanded set of instruments and patterns, more compatibility with third party docks and much more.
SampleTank is the first pro-quality, sample-based sound and groove workstation available for the iOS mobile platform. It can be played directly from the app or can be used live with any MIDI keyboard or pad controller with the iRig™ MIDI interface adapter from IK Multimedia. IK Multimedia says that, together with iRig MIDI, SampleTank offers the most portable and best quality sound and groove production solution for mobile musicians to date.
The SampleTank 1.1 update adds a 4-track MIDI recorder that enables the mobile musician to record beats, grooves or complete songs anytime and everywhere. The new recorder features quantize and loop functions, export to audio and integration with the built-in pattern player making SampleTank a full-featured mobile sound and groove workstation. Plus, says IK, the new beat-making interface with assignable pads makes groove creation a breeze.
IK says that the impressive number of sounds and patterns has grown even further with this update. The number of included instruments has doubled in the regular version and now exceeds 500 total available instruments. SampleTank now also includes over 1,000 professionally programmed patterns so that anyone can make music regardless of prior musical ability. Instruments and patterns are organized into 16 categories including Pianos, Organs, Strings, Basses, Guitars, Drums, Synths, Woodwinds, Brass, Ethnic Instruments, Percussion and more all instantly accessible from a single app to create any style of music.
Additionally SampleTank 1.1 update also adds increased compatibility with third party iOS docks and accessories plus many more new features. SampleTank features
4-part multi-timbral professional quality sound and groove workstation
Expandable sound library with more than 500 instruments in 16 categories
Over 1,000 melodic and rhythmic patterns for groove creation or accompaniment
Included 4-track MIDI recorder with audio export
Built-in insert effects and master reverb
Easy-to-use, intuitive interface
Sound and effects editing with multiple parameters
Play interface with piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard and drum pads
Compatible with iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, iPod touch 4th and 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.3 and newer
Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices
Free version also available
Pricing and Availability:
SampleTank 1.1 is a universal app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and is now available on the iTunes App store for only $19.99/€15.99 with 136 high-quality instruments and over 1,000 patterns included.
A free version of SampleTank is also available with 8 sounds plus their selection of patterns.
An additional 22 expansion sound packs are available for in-app purchase starting from as low as $4.99/€3.99 each or all together for a competitive bundle price. Owners of iRig MIDI will also get an exclusive sound set of 48 sounds for free simply by registering. The 1.1 update is free to existing users.