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Sample workstation used by a diverse group of Grammy-winning artists.

Eminem. Genesis. Shakira. Black Eyed Peas. Outkast. Nine Inch Nails. Herbie Hancock. That's a pretty diverse group of Grammy-winning artists. However, besides the award, they share another thing in common. They've all used SampleTank samples for their album and/or soundtrack work. And that's just a small sample of the thousands of professional pop and specialized musicians who have found SampleTank to be their go-to sample software.

This incarnation, the SampleTank 2.5 XL Sample Workstation, will surely continue this trend as it still provides you with one of the most wide-ranging collection of sounds available--more than 1,800 samples of acoustic grand pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, winds, vocals, orchestral sounds, drums, guitars, synths, loops, ethnic instruments and more. It also has the ability to read all "Powered by SampleTank" instrument sounds, including Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth, the upcoming SampleMoog, Studiophonik, and SampleTron. You can also import your own WAV, AIFF, AKAI, SDII, and SampleCell files for an unlimited range of sounds.

But it's not just the variety of high-quality sounding instruments it's compatible with that makes this such a sought after sampler. It's what you can do with them as well. After your initial quick install, you'll be up and running within seconds. The speed at which sounds load is amazing, keeping you in the creative flow as opposed to the hurry-up and wait of other virtual instrument samplers.

SampleTank 2.5 Sample Software offers more than 50 sampler controls that are accessible from an uncomplicated, intelligible single interface. Three advanced sample engines--traditional resampling, STRETCH and PS/TS--allow unrivaled sound manipulation. The STRETCH engine delivers amazing realism and expression over multi-sampled instruments with options like true glide, bending, staccato and vibrato control, all with an incredibly sumptuous, yet, real sound quality. If your song requires loops, the PSTS engine (Pitch-shift/Time-stretch) lets you synchronize loops with a single click. You can also control tempo and pitch independently of each other making this the ideal beat maker.

SampleTank 2.5 virtual instrument also provides some of the most powerful multi-effects to come in a virtual instrument. Every sound in SampleTank was programmed with fully editable built-in effects--drums load up with reverb and compression, guitars with amp-sim, electric organs with rotary speaker, etc. It's unique system of 5 insert effects per part, with 5 send and 5 master effects, gives you up to 90 effects options available in one powerful production package. You can also work with the algorithms from IK Multimedia's award-winning T-RackS, Classik Studio Reverb, and AmpliTube emulator.

For over 6.5GB of sounds, you can't do much better than SampleTank 2.5. The last version was a big hit with the hitmakers of all genres.

IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 XL Sample Workstation Virtual Instrument Features:

  • Works as a standalone application as well as a plug-in in Mac OS (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP/Vista)
    Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and AU
    Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000, and SampleCell directly from the plug-in.
    16 part multitimbral sound module with layerable parts.
    3 synth engines: newly enhanced STRETCH and Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PS/TS) plus traditional Resampling.
    33 built-in DSP effects.
    Part and Master Loop Sync.
    Independent Part and Master Volume/Pan controls.
    2 DVDs of sounds, 6.5 GB of samples, and more than 1,800 patches included
    Reads any instruments from "Powered by SampleTank" sound modules such as Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth, and more
    16 individual stereo outputs
    Mix view and full mix parameter control
    Powerful Effects section that includes 5 effects per part, 5 Send, and 5 Master effects with up to 90 effects available at once in any one module
    Send Effects includes Send and Return controls and Pre-Post options
    Range Controls allows for creating complex splits and layers
    Instrument browsing
    Total sound editing with full access to 50 Synth-Sampler engine controls
    BPM syncable LFOs
    Portamento Time and Curve controls with multiple selectable curves
    Zone feature for single sample accurate editing
    Expanded, easy-to-use full MIDI control
    Responds to MIDI Program change
    User preset and module save features
    Convenient back-up function
    Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sounds database
    256 notes polyphony
    Customizable display colors


IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 XL Sample Workstation Virtual Instrument Specifications:

  • System Requirements
    (Power PC-based Macintosh)
    Minimal: 866MHz G4 processor, 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
    Suggested: dual 1.25GHz G4 or G5 processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS

    (Intel-based Macintosh)
    Minimal: 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
    Suggested: 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
    Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS

    (Windows)
    Minimal: Pentium 1GHz / Athlon XP 1.33GHz, 512MB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later.
    Suggested: Pentium 2.4GHz / Athlon XP 1.33GHz, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP / Vista or later
    Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS

    Note: SampleTank 2 RTAS requires Pro Tools 7.0 or later


IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 XL Sample Workstation Virtual Instrument

7) LIMITED WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants to the original purchaser of the computer software product, for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of original purchase, that under normal use, the software program and the user documentation are free from defects that will materially interfere with the operation of the program as described in the enclosed user documentation.

8) WARRANTY CLAIMS

To make a warranty claim under the above limited warranty, please return the product to the point of purchase, accompanied by proof of purchase, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect, or send the CD(s) to us at the below address within ninety (90) days of purchase. Include a copy of the dated purchase receipt, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect. IK Multimedia or its authorized dealer will use reasonable commercial efforts to repair or replace the product and return it to you (postage prepaid) or issue to you a credit equal to the purchase price, at its option.

9) LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants only that the program will perform as described in the user documentation. No other advertising, description or representation, whether made by a IK Multimedia dealer, distributor, agent or employee, shall be binding upon IK Multimedia or shall change the terms of this warranty.

EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, IK MULTIMEDIA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. IK MULTIMEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A NINETY (90) DAY DURATION OF THIS LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY AND IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IK MULTIMEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF IK MULTIMEDIA IS ADVISED OF OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS MEANS THAT IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SRL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, OR FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS AS A RESULT OF LOSS OF TIME, DATA OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE EXCEPT THE ACTUAL COST OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IK MULTIMEDIA LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT.

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  • Awesome for most uses

    As reviewed by Jesse on 8/3/2010

    I would 100% recommend this to anyone recording music at home. It's great for hip-hop, rock, country, or pretty much anybody making most types of popular music. You can't tell the sounds are fake unless that's what you are listening for, and even if you can tell the sounds are fake, at the end of the day the song's arrangement, chord progression, lyrics, etc. are more important than whether or not your sampler has round robin and supports a million different formats. If you have a good song to begin with, it doesn't matter if you use sampletank or buy a bunch of fancy libraries for the sampler-who-shall-not-be-named. Your song will end up being able to move people with either product as long as you know how to get the most out of your gear and you have a good song to begin with.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Nice

    As reviewed by S.D. on 2/3/2009

    I can't even lie. I got this Plug-In and it does wonders for me... A ton of strang types of sounds. You should invest in this program.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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