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IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 2.5
, as previewed back in March at the Frankfurt Messe, is now available. Version 2.5 is a powerful update for the sample workstation plug-in and includes many new features such as an enhanced built-in
multi-effects system with send and master effects, the addition of a high-quality studio
reverb, the ability to read all â€˜Powered by SampleTankâ€™ instruments and more.
Here are all the details in IK Multimediaâ€™s own wordsâ€¦
New effects section with SEND and MASTER effects.
IK Multimedia has added an
expanded FX system that now includes 5 new Master insert effects and 5 Send pre/post
effects, in addition to the previous 5 effects per part. All are selectable among the
expanded list of high quality effects (including DSP taken from IKâ€™s award-winning
AmpliTube and T-RackS). This means you have an effects powerhouse for your sounds
with up to 15 effects per part (and up to 90 per instance). SampleTank 2.5 enables you to
produce more creatively and efficiently with one of the most sophisticated effects routing
systems and high-quality effects around.
Includes a high quality reverb from the award-winning Classik Studio Reverb.
The addition of a high-quality reverb derived from our popular Classik Studio Reverb
brings the overall list of available DSP effects in SampleTank 2.5 to a staggering number
of 33 effects (more than any other sample-based instrument on the market). This
astonishing reverb, which emulates the sound of high-end classic studio reverbs, will give
your sound a spaciousness and character that simply cannot be achieved with other
Extended feature set.
The addition of several convenient features like the new Global
Volume/Pan, Master Loop sync or the new selectable Portamento curves, extend the
feature set of what has become the industry standard in sample-based virtual instrument
200 new Combi patches have been specially designed by our expert team
of sound designers, based on the SampleTank 2 XL sound set, taking full advantage of the
16 multi-timbral parts of SampleTank 2.5. Additionally, the newly boxed version of
SampleTank 2.5 XL will include a bonus sound disk for more sounds on your SampleTank
Able to read any â€˜Powered by SampleTankâ€™ instruments.
SampleTank 2.5 allows
the immediate usage of sounds in Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and the upcoming
â€˜Powered by SampleTankâ€™ Sonik Instruments: SampleMoog, SampleTron and
StudioPhonik. This allows you to work from a single interface accessing thousands of
sounds that can now be mixed, matched, combined and edited with the extended feature
set of SampleTank 2.5 for a truly unlimited world of sounds.
New SampleTank 2.5 Features:
- 5 send insert effects and 5 Master insert effects
- New Master Loop sync
- New Global Volume/Pan
- New selectable Portamento curves
- Includes high-quality reverb derived from Classik Studio Reverb
- Includes 200 new Combi patches based on SampleTank XL sound set
- Able to read any â€œPowered by SampleTankâ€� instruments such as Sonik Synth 2,
Miroslav Philharmonik and the upcoming SampleMoog, SampleTron and StudioPhonik
- Includes bonus sound disk in SampleTank XL (boxed version only)
- Free update for all registered SampleTank 2 L and XL users
- Fully compatible with Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows (XP / Vista). Supports
VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
To check out the new SampleTank 2.5, you may download the fully functional 10-day trial version
of the updated software with more than 20 demo sounds.
Pricing and Availability:
SampleTank 2.5 is available for free as a downloadable update for all registered users of
SampleTank L and XL.
The new boxed version of SampleTank 2.5 XL costs $499/â‚¬419 and
comes with 2DVDs with over 1,800 sounds, more than 6.5GB of samples, plus a bonus
sound disk not previously included.
Existing IK costumers can also take advantage of the Crossgrade for ALL policy, IK's
upgrade/crossgrade program. Any customer who has a registered copy of any IK software,
including versions bundled with 3rd party products, qualify to purchase the discounted
upgrade/crossgrade versions of ANY other IK software. Using the Crossgrade for ALL
policy, registered IK costumers can get SampleTank 2.5 at a specially reduced price that
can save them up to 40% off the regular price.