updated 02:35 pm EDT, Tue April 22, 2008
IK Multimedia has announced the release of SampleTron, the second virtual instrument to be released from the Sonik Instruments range. SampleTron is a virtual instrument workstation featuring the a complete collection of authentic 'Tron' and other vintage keyboards instrument samples. The library includes 17 rare instrument sounds, together with a "Powered by SampleTank" engine, offering sample-based virtual instrument plug-in for every popular DAW and also as a standalone application for Macs The Tron anthology includes 2 GB of sounds, 640 presets and 260 multi-samples from 17 Mellotrons, Chamberlins , and their derivatives like the Optigan , Rhythmaster and more.
"SampleTron offers some of the most unique and musically useful tones present on the market; special "Tron" sounds that transcended into all styles and genres of music over the years now widely used by modern artists like Kanye West, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Beck," developers said in a statement. The software features 16 part multi-timbral sample-based synth, allows extremely complex synth layering and advanced manipulation possibilities and 3 synth engines can be switched on the fly: traditional Resampling, Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch, and IK's newly enhanced STRETCH engine
SampleTron is now available for $330.