SampleTankModena, Italy (September 10, 2007)—IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 2.5, an update for the sample workstation plug-in SampleTank 2, is now available. It includes new features such as an enhanced built-in multi-effects system with send and master effects, the addition of a high-quality studio reverb and the ability to read all “Powered by SampleTank” instruments.
IK Multimedia has added an expanded FX system that now includes five new Master insert effects and five Send pre/post effects, in addition to the previous five effects per part. All are selectable among the expanded list of effects (including DSP taken from IK’s AmpliTube and T-RackS). The software can provide up to 15 effects per part and up to 90 per instance.
The addition of a reverb derived from IK Multimedia’s Classik Studio Reverb brings the overall list of available DSP effects in SampleTank 2.5 to 33. This reverb emulates the sound of high-end classic studio reverbs and offers features like Global Volume/Pan, Master Loop sync and selectable Portamento curves.
A full 200 new Combi patches have been designed by IK Multimedia’s team of sound designers, based on the SampleTank 2 XL sound set and taking 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.
SampleTank 2.5 allows the immediate usage of sounds in Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and the upcoming “Powered by SampleTank” Sonik Instruments: SampleMoog, SampleTron and StudioPhonik. This allows the user 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.
SampleTank 2.5 is a free update for all SampleTank 2 L and XL users and is now available for download from their IK User Area. It is fully compatible with Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows (XP/Vista), and supports VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats.
A fully functional 10-day trial version of the updated software can be downloaded at SampleTank’s website.