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IK Multimedia Sampletank MAX Academic (Download)

SKU: 136329


IK Multimedia Sampletank MAX Academic (Download) is a virtual instrument comprising the entirety of SampleTank 3 and 22 additional instrument collections. This virtual instrument features over 52GB worth of sound samples organized into over 4,600 instruments in 21 categories, giving you plenty of drum/percussion-loops to boot. Instruments emulated in SampleTank MAX range from acoustic/electronic drums to acoustic/electric basses, guitars, pianos, strings, woodwinds, vocals, percussions, loops, and more. Additionally, SampleTank boasts over 7,400 drum, percussion, and full construction kit loops, as well as an excess of 3,500 MIDI patterns to help inspire your compositional pursuits.

For sonic manipulation, SampleTank MAX features 55 integrated effects, including EQ, compression, guitar amp modulation, reverb, delay, and filters - of which many are derived from IK Multimedia's T-RackS and AmpliTube software. Its interface is composed of Play, Mix, and Edit environments, providing you streamlined locales for sound selection, editing, and mixing capabilities. The software can run stand-alone and supports 64-bit AAX, VST, and AU plug-in formats.

IK Multimedia Sampletank MAX (Download) - Features:

  • Play Environment: Browse through thousands of instruments from hip hop to classical
  • Browser: A streamlined environment to help you locate sounds, including an INFO tab for important details, a PATTERN tab for auditioning loops, and search functionality
  • Part Viewer: Provides overview over the 16 parts in a given Multi, loading of individual instruments, and access to macro controls / insert effects
  • Patterns: Pre-made MIDI loops ready for integration within your project
  • Articulation: Round robin sample triggering, multiple articulations in acoustic-modeled instruments, and assignable controls over articulations are all offered
  • Layers, splits, and multi-timbral sequencing: use and combine multiple instruments simultaneously how you see fit; assign instruments to different MIDI channels; split your keyboard among instruments via the Edit page
  • Macro Panel: Provides eight extensive controls, all of them different depending on the instrument you intend to manipulate
  • Mix Environment: Gives you an interface similar to a DAW for marking sounds within the engine itself

IK Multimedia Sampletank MAX (Download) - Additional Features

  • Part and Return channels
  • Master channel
  • Edit Environment
  • 3 distinct sample engines (STRETCH, Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch, Resampling)
  • Formant preservation via STRETCH engine
  • 10 filters
  • Assignable LFOs and envelopes
  • All the sounds, loops, and patterns of SampleTank 3

22 Instrument Collections Included

  • Art Deco Piano
  • Brandenburg Piano
  • Alan Parsons Imperial Grand
  • Cinematic Percussion
  • Future Synths
  • American Acoustic
  • Hugh Padgham Drums
  • Terry Bozzio Drums
  • Billy Cobham Drums
  • Neil Peart Drums
  • Nanotube
  • NRG
  • Power Up
  • The Grid
  • Chillout
  • Deep House
  • Drum'n'Bass
  • Hardcore
  • Indie Dance
  • Minimal
  • Techno
  • Trance

Multiple Effects at Your Disposal

  • Amplification Section: American Vintage T, Amp Combo, British Tube Lead 2, Jazz Amp 120, Modern Tube Lead, SVT Classic
  • Amp Components: Cabinet, Preamp, Tone Control
  • Distortion: Overscream, Distortion, Crusher, Overdrive
  • EQ and Dynamics: Black 76, Model 670, White 2A, Vintage EQ-1A, Compressor, Parametric EQ, EQ Comp, Limiter
  • Modulation: Chorus C1, Opto Tremolo, Electric Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Uni-V, Small Phazer, AM Modulation, Multi Chorus, Chorus, Phaser, Env Flanger, Tremolo, Flanger, FM Modulation
  • Reverb and Delay: Acoustic Resonance, Tape Echo, Hall Reverb, ConvoRoom, Plate Reverb, Reverb, Ambience, Reverb Delay, Delay, Spring Reverb
  • Filters / Other: Piano Lid, Stereo Imager, Auto Pan, Multi Filter, LFO Filter, Phonograph, Env Filter, Slicer, Lo-Fi, Wah

System Requirements:


  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later


  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • ASIO-compatible sound card


  • 34 GB of hard drive space
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested)
  • Internet Connection for product registration
  • Stand-alone, AU, VST 2, VST 3, AAX (all 64-bit)