updated 03:25 am EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
IK SampleTank 2.5
IK Multimedia has announced SampleTank 2.5, an upgrade to the industry-standard sample workstation plug-in that offers new features such as an enhanced built-in effects system with auxiliary and master effects, the addition of a high-quality studio reverb, and the ability to read all ³Powered by SampleTank² instruments. IK Multimedia has added five AUX and five Master insert effects to the existing five insert effects, now called PART effects. Each of the SampleTank 2.5 loadable sounds can be processed with a total of 15 separate effects! In addition, the new AUX and MASTER effects allow for greater CPU efficiency when loading multiple parts since they are applied to all sounds loaded in the module. Version 2.5 also adds a high-quality reverb derived from Classik Studio The update is free for all registered SampleTank 2 L ($300) and XL ($500) users, requires a 866MHz G4- or 1.5GHz Intel-based Mac. SampleTank 2.5 is expected to be available in May 2007.