This new IK release features a free introductory version of its sound and groove workstation – plus SampleTank Editor and six new SampleTank Libraries.
IK Multimedia announces a variety of major releases for its SampleTank 4®, the newest generation of IK’s legendary sound and groove workstation that offers professional-quality sounds, editing and effects for musicians and producers. The new SampleTank 4 Custom Shop is a free download for Mac/PC that offers a powerful introduction to SampleTank 4, with more than 4 GB of professional-quality sounds plus editing and effects, with all the features of the full software. Users can take advantage of its many instruments and MIDI grooves to quickly and easily write songs and create tracks, then add effects, mix, and more.
A new public beta SampleTank Editor for all paid versions of SampleTank 4 offers even more creative freedom, letting users and developers easily create their own custom SampleTank Instruments and Libraries.
For further inspiration and song-ready grooves, six new SampleTank Libraries are now available, covering a range of instruments and loops.
Full SampleTank Features
SampleTank 4 Custom Shop offers musicians a full-featured, free introduction to the power of SampleTank 4 sound and groove creation workstation. Combining IK’s award-winning sound engine with dozens of all-new Instruments and hundreds of MIDI loops, SampleTank 4 CS allows the creation of full tracks in a single plug-in, with the ability to expand as needed with additional sound libraries. All-new sounds cover all the essential instrument basics, and have been produced and specially programmed to make full use of SampleTank 4’s deep sound creation features.
Key SampleTank 4 CS features include:
- 50 Instruments, with over 4 GB of sound content
- Comprehensive library; expandable with additional libraries
- 200 MIDI grooves to build tracks quickly
- Works as a plug-in or as stand-alone software
Users can take advantage of the full SampleTank sound engine and use features and included sounds with no restrictions. Like all versions of SampleTank 4, it also offers a re-designed sound engine with disk streaming; four Groove Players to animate sounds; a mixer with 70 effects, FX sends and master bus.
New instrument creation made easy
The new SampleTank Editor is a free public beta sample import/programming tool that can be used to create new SampleTank 4 Instruments and Libraries. It’s available to registered users of any paid version of SampleTank 4, and can be downloaded from User Area on the IK Multimedia website.
A streamlined, tab-based interface guides users through the process of constructing SampleTank Instruments – from the sample level all the way to the master Instrument. Instruments can be combined to create full libraries.
The editor enables users to:
- Import and auto-map samples into SampleTank format
- Edit and adjust Zones and Oscillators
- Import custom icons and add descriptions and tags
- Export creations as SampleTank 4 Instruments and Libraries
Even more grooves and sounds
Also available are six new SampleTank Libraries in the expansion library series. Their wide selection of instrument types, ranging from drum loops to robotic sci-fi synths, will inspire diverse musical styles including funk, reggaeton, pop, indie rock, and more. They include:
L.A. Confidential – grooves from top L.A. session drummers
L.A. Confidential pairs award-winning producer Filippo Gaetani and three in-demand, L.A. super-session drummers: Fernando Sanchez (Chris Cornell, Luis Fonsi, Christina Perri),
Alternate Keys – fresh chromatic instruments
This collection features unconventional keyboard instruments designed to add vibrant color to roots-oriented indie, folk, R&B, pop, rock music, and more. A variety of accordion, harmonium, chord organ, toy piano, harpsichord
Clavitube – funky, vibey, amped clavinets
Clavitube covers the full range of tones in the iconic Hohner® Clavinet from the 1970s. It was recorded in stunning detail using two meticulously maintained instruments: the classic D6 model and the road-oriented E7 model. The Clavinets are then processed through three guitar amp models from IK’s AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio. Clavitube also includes a selection of guitar-like presets using the unique Clavinet whammy bar modification along with amp models and effects from AmpliTube for extra attitude. This collection offers 1.6 GB of samples and 250 SampleTank 4 Instrument presets, plus pre-programmed control macros, sound effects and more.
Hitmaker – for that next big hit song
Reggaeton – track-ready, tropical-inspired reggaeton sounds and grooves
- Hard-hitting sounds and loops inspired by today’s popular artists and producers
- Brand new drum kits, analog synths, guitars, pianos, brass, strings, vocal chops, MIDI grooves and more
Synthwave – vintage analog tones with a futuristic twist
- Retro-futuristic analog sounds and loops inspired by iconic ’80s artists and films
- Bass synths, synth leads, electrified analog drum kits, dystopian atmospheric pads, soaring synth strings, evolving synth arpeggios and robot vocal chops
Trap – hard-hitting sounds and grooves
- Radio-ready sounds and grooves inspired by today’s most popular artists and producers
- Heavy hitting drum kits, soulful pianos, dreamy pads, huge brass, distorted guitars, and more
Also available is Spaceport ’77, the first expansion library for SampleTank 4, which was announced in fall 2019. Designed to give tracks some ’70s and ’80s sci-fi flavor, this collection was made using meticulously deep samples of two classic keyboards: the Oberheim® OB-1 synthesizer and the Yamaha® CP-30 electronic piano. It offers true-to-original details and classic sounds from the past voiced to deliver otherworldly soundscapes, galactic bass tracks
Price and availability
SampleTank 4 CS is available for Mac/PC via direct download from the IK Multimedia website. The new libraries are available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide as follows:
L.A. Confidential– Now available via direct download for $/€99.99*.
Alternate Keys– Now available via direct download for $/€79.99*.
Clavitube– Now available via direct download for $/€79.99*.
Hitmaker series– Now available via direct download for $/€49.99* each.
Spaceport ’77 – Now available via direct download for $/€79.99*.