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IK Multimedia's SampleTank 3 (Academic) Download is a robust sample-based workstation that gives you over 33GB of samples, 4,000 ready-to-play instruments, 2,500 rhythm loops, and 2,000 MIDI files. Employing a completely retooled software engine, SampleTank 3 delivers ultra-realistic articulations, creative pitch-shift/time-stretching, and a sizable collection of filter effects - without taxing your CPU. SampleTank 3's redesigned interface makes editing child's play by putting all controls easily within your reach. Whether you're surgically retouching a single parameter or dramatically reprogramming an entire sound, SampleTank 3 makes it effortless.
SampleTank is the result of more than a decade of innovation
Originally released in 2001, SampleTank was the first plug-in to offer multi-part sampled sound with integrated effects. Created in collaboration with Sonic Reality, SampleTank proved immensely popular, providing DAW-based musicians with the ability to play sampled musical instruments via MIDI with built-in effects. SampleTank 2 hit the industry in 2003, carrying the torch as the industry-standard sound workstation thanks to its quality sounds, ease of use, and innovative features. Now, building up on the features of its predecessor, SampleTank 3 is here to become a staple piece in your studio's sonic arsenal!
Massive quantity of content provides plenty of creative options
Shipping with over 33GB of samples, 4,000 ready-to-play instruments, 2,500 rhythm loops, and 2,000 MIDI files, SampleTank 3 offers a plethora of pianos, drums, basses, guitars, brass, strings, vocals, and just about anything else that you can think of. This isn't just a budget collections of mediocre samples, either. Recorded using world-class musicians in world-class studios, SampleTank 3's content has a quality and character that rivals the best dedicated virtual instruments. IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 is ready to liven up your compositions with realistic, expertly-played instruments.
Retooled software engine delivers an ultra-realistic performance
Employing dozens of novel features, SampleTank 3 delivers an ultra-realistic performance, while being efficient on your CPU and fast to load sounds. SampleTank 3's new round robin sample switching activates several samples for each given note, creating an ultra-organic, hyperrealistic acoustic sound. You can even use key switch, modulation wheel, or velocity switch commands to perfectly emulate natural-sounding performances that sound incredibly lifelike. You can also use SampleTank 3's three synth engines, along with its substantial collection of filter effects, to create unique new electronic sounds.
Built-in MIDI engine lets you build killer grooves
When combined with its considerable collection of grooves and MIDI patterns, SampleTank 3 allows you to quickly and easily build out-of-this-world rhythm tracks directly inside the software and export them to your DAW. By using SampleTank 3's multi-part pattern player, you can load up to 16 recycled loop patterns or MIDI patterns with full control over transposition, intensity, and quantization. You'll be creating complex and inspiring grooves in no time by combining drums, percussion, and bass patterns - all within SampleTank 3!
Analog-modeled and digital effects for professional-sounding sonic creations
SampleTank 3 goes well beyond cheesy-sounding reverb and chorus effects. By integrating their world-renown high-end analog-modeled and digital effects, IK Multimedia has injected SampleTank 3 with unprecedented sonic flavor. You can use AmpliTube vintage analog-modeled effects like Chorus-1 or TapeEcho directly on your keyboard or bass sounds. Use can use a rotary speaker on your organ sounds, or T-RackS outboard like the Black76, White 2A, or Model670 on your drum sounds. You'll absolutely love what SampleTank 3's convolution reverb does for your grand pianos!
IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 - Features:
- NEW - Over 33GB of never released sounds provide plenty of creative options
- NEW - Over 4,000 new instruments in 21 instrument categories for easy composing
- NEW - Redesigned interface retains SampleTank's ease of use and fast operation
- NEW - Multichannel mixer for straightforward effects routing
- NEW - Round robin sample switching delivers ultra-realistic performance
- NEW - 64-bit architecture allows access to more RAM for better performance
- 16 parts multitimbral with layerable parts allow for creative flexibility
- STRETCH, Pitch-shift/Time-stretch, and Resampling synth engines for creating unique sounds
- Built-in MIDI engine lets you build killer grooves and rhythm tracks
- Analog-modeled and digital effects for professional-sounding sonic creations
- Fast-loading and efficient CPU taxing for trouble-free live performances
- Memory-management feature loads sounds in RAM together for instant availability
SampleTank is a 64-bit Plug-in and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
- Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Mac OS X 10.7 or later. 34 GB of hard drive space.
- Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows 7, or Windows 8.
- 34 GB of hard drive space. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
- Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.