updated 10:05 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2005
SampleTank 2.1 ships
IK Multimedia has released , an upgrade for the industry-standard sample workstation plug-in that comes complete with enhanced application features and an enlarged 2 DVD sound set. Offering 2GB of additional new material, more than 1,700 sounds and a total of 6.5GB of samples on 2 DVDs, the new 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. Version 2.1 is also now available as a stand-alone application and features ability to create complex 16-part splits and layers with new Range controls. SampleTank 2.1 XL is $500/€420, while SampleTank 2.1 L is $300/€250.
SampleTank 2.1 features an enhanced STRETCH engine with separate algorithms for multi-sampled note and phrase sounds with additional timbral control features as well as improved Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch functions that now include grain control for better compatibility with a wider range of sounds.In addition, it offers new synth engine features with Syncable LFOs, 16 assignable stereo outputs and more.
In addition, version 2.1 offers a loop sync feature for precision and flexibility, a zone feature for single sample-accurate editing; 32 built-in DSP effects--up to 5 per channel; full MIDI controllable, and responding to MIDI Program change. SampleTank Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL formats and offers preset and module save features as well as a convenient back up function.
IK provides customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sounds database and more.
All SampleTank 2.0 L/XL customers will receive a free downloadable update to
SampleTank 2.1's application. In addition, 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.
All SampleTank LE/SE and previous SampleTank 1.0 customers can upgrade to the new SampleTank 2.1XL for $300/€250 or the new SampleTank 2.1 L for $200/€170.
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 $100 (€80). 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 $200/€170.