September 2007, Modena, Italy — IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that the long-awaited SampleTank 2.5, a powerful update to the top-class sample workstation plug-in SampleTank 2, is now available. It includes many new features such as an enhanced built-in multi-effects system with send and master effects, the addition of a high-quality studio reverb, the ability to read all “Powered by SampleTank” instruments and more.
New effects section with SEND and MASTER effects. IK Multimedia has added an expanded FX system that now includes 5 new Master insert effects and 5 Send pre/post effects, in addition to the previous 5 effects per part. All are selectable from the expanded list of high quality effects (including DSP effects taken from IK’s award-winning AmpliTube and T-RackS). This means you have an effects powerhouse for your sounds with up to 15 effects per part (and up to 90 per instance). SampleTank 2.5 enables you to produce more creatively and efficiently with one of the most sophisticated effects routing systems and high-quality effects available.
Includes a high quality reverb from the award-winning Classik Studio Reverb. The addition of a high-quality reverb derived from our popular Classik Studio Reverb brings the total list of available DSP effects to a staggering number of 33 effects (more than any other sample-based instrument on the market). This astonishing reverb, which emulates the sound of high-end studio reverbs, will give your sound a spaciousness and character that simply cannot be achieved with other instruments.
Extended feature set. The addition of several convenient features like the new Global Volume/Pan, Master Loop sync or the new selectable Portamento curves, extend the feature set of what has become the industry standard in sample-based virtual instrument workstations.
More sounds. 200 new Combi patches have been specially designed by our expert team of sound designers, based on the SampleTank 2 XL sound set, taking full advantage of the 16 multi-timbral parts of SampleTank 2.5. Additionally, the boxed version of SampleTank 2.5 XL will include an extra bonus sound disk for up to 600MB of sounds not previously included.
Able to read any “Powered by SampleTank” instrument. SampleTank 2.5 allows the immediate use of sounds from Miroslav Philharmonik, Sonik Synth and the forthcoming “Powered by SampleTank” Sonik Instruments: SampleMoog, SampleTron and StudioPhonik. This allows you to work from a single interface to access thousands of sounds that can now be mixed, matched, combined and edited with the extended feature set of SampleTank 2.5 for a truly unlimited world of sound!
Free software update for all SampleTank 2 L and XL users. The new SampleTank 2.5 is FREE for all current SampleTank 2 L and XL users and is now available for download from their IK User Area.
SampleTank 2.5 “What’s New” Feature Summary:
- 5 send insert effects and 5 Master insert effects
- New Master Loop sync
- New Global Volume/Pan
- New selectable Portamento curves
- Includes high-quality reverb derived from Classik Studio Reverb
- Includes 200 new Combi patches based on SampleTank XL sound set
- Able to read any “Powered by SampleTank” instrument, such as Sonik Synth 2, Miroslav Philharmonik and the forthcoming SampleMoog, SampleTron and StudioPhonik
- Includes bonus sound disk in SampleTank 2.5 XL (boxed version only)
- Free for all registered SampleTank 2 L and XL users
- Fully compatible with Mac OS X (Universal Binary) and Windows (XP / Vista). Supports VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
Price & Availability
SampleTank 2.5 is available for free as a downloadable update for all registered users of SampleTank 2 L and XL.
The retail boxed version of SampleTank 2.5 XL costs £337 (inc. vat) and includes 2 DVDs containing over 1,800 sounds, more than 6.5GB of samples, plus a bonus sound disk not previously included. Furthermore, all registered users of any IK product are eligible to purchase the crossgrade version for just £199 (inc.vat).
SampleTank 2.5 is available through our network of dealers and in the IK Online Store.