IK Multimedia has announced the release of SampleTank 3 SE, an introductory special edition of IK's flagship sound and groove workstation for Mac and PC. They tell us that, available as a standalone program or as bundled software with iRig KEYS, iRig KEYS with Lightning, iRig KEYS PRO, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig PRO, it gives users the freedom to experiment with the completely functional software along with 6.5 GB library of 400 high-quality instruments, over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns that illustrate the broad sonic versatility of SampleTank 3. IK says that, featuring 64-bit compatibility, a completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and a retooled sample engine, SampleTank 3 SE is an affordable gateway to a whole new world of sounds. Here's more details in IK's own words...
Industry standard sound
The reason SampleTank has remained an industry standard after all these years is due to the superior quality and sheer amount of sounds it offers. With SampleTank 3 SE, users get a taste of the 4,000 instruments available in the full version via 400 carefully selected, meticulously sampled instruments from 20 categories that stretch across every genre, style and type. And just like in the full version, users will be able to take advantage of SampleTank 3's multiple articulations and new "round-robin" feature to inject a lifelike expressiveness to their playing with many of the available sounds. All this means that SampleTank 3 SE's pianos, drums, basses, guitars, synthesisers, brass, strings, vocals and other more exotic sounds shine brightly and stand out in any mix with little-to-no adjustment required. SampleTank 3 SE also supports user sample import as well as the use of legacy Powered-by-SampleTank libraries.
Next generation rhythm
As in the full version, users get full access to SampleTank 3's new built-in MIDI engine. It's a powerful tool that makes it easy to build killer rhythm tracks thanks to SampleTank 3 SE's library of over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns recorded by some of the finest drummers and percussionists in the world. No matter whether a song calls for world percussion or a more standard drum kit, SampleTank 3 SE's MIDI engine produces professional sounding results every time.
Though SampleTank 3 SE is limited to its 6.5 GB sound library, it offers unrestricted access to every other function contained within the full version of SampleTank 3: There are 55 high-quality effects sourced from IK's pro-quality studio software T-RackS and AmpliTube, a new multitrack console-style DAW mixer, a full-featured synthesiser section, 3 advanced sampling engines and a comprehensive selection of 10 filters. When combined, these features provide for unlimited sound sculpting potential and a musical experience that's only rivalled by SampleTank 3 itself.
Pricing and Availability:
SampleTank 3 SE is available now from the IK online store for $99.99/€79.99* or as a complementary bundled software download for users of iRig KEYS, iRig KEYS with Lightning, iRig KEYS PRO, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig PRO. In addition SampleTank 3 SE users will be able to purchase the full version of SampleTank 3 for an affordable upgrade price of $199.99/€159.99 (The full price is $349.99/€279.99).
*All prices excluding taxes
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