Modena, Italy (December 28, 2005)–IK Multimedia is now shipping SampleTank 2.1. This upgrade to the sample workstation plug-in comes complete with enhanced application features and an enlarged 2 DVD sound set. The new SampleTank 2.1 software and sound offers 2 GB of additional new material, more than 1,700 sounds and a total of 6.5 GB of samples on the 2 DVDs. SampleTank 2.1 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 features include:
– 16 part multi-timbral sound module with layering capability
– Re-mastered and enlarged sound set with 6.5GB Library on 2 DVDs, over 1700 sounds
– Works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in
– Newly expanded 16 stereo outputs
– Mix view and full mix parameters control
– 3 synth engines: Newly enhanced STRETCH, Pitch-shift/Time-stretch and traditional Resampling
– New Range Controls for creating complex splits and layers
– Total sound editing features with full access to 50 Synth-Sampler engine controls
– BPM Syncable LFOs and Portamento feature
– Loop Sync feature for precision and flexibility
– Zone feature for single sample accurate editing
– 32 built-in DSP effects, up to 5 per channel
– Full MIDI controllable, responding to MIDI Program change
– Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, Akai S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL formats
– User preset and module save features, also a convenient back up function
– Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sounds database
– 256 notes polyphony
– Customizable display colors
SampleTank 2.1 is available as VST, RTAS, DXi, AU for both Mac OSX, Windows XP. SampleTank 2.1 XL has an MSRP of $499 and SampleTank 2.1 L has an MSRP of $299. 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 or the new SampleTank 2.1 L for $199.
All SampleTank 2.0 L/XL customers will receive a free downloadable update to SampleTank 2.1’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: 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. 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. For more information please visit: www.sampletank.com/ST21Overview.html.