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SampleTank® 2.1 Now Shipping
Enhanced features and sounds for the industry standard sample workstation

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that SampleTank® 2.1 is now shipping. This highly anticipated upgrade for the industry standard sample workstation plug-in comes complete with enhanced application features and an enlarged 2 DVD sound set.

The new SampleTank 2.1 software and sound features:

Offering 2 GB of additional new material, more than 1,700 sounds and a total of 6.5GB of samples on 2 DVDs, the new SampleTank 2.1 is more extensive and diverse than ever before! SampleTank 2.1 features more multi-sampled instruments, loops, phrases, percussion, traditional instruments, world percussion loops and a wider range of electronic and acoustic instruments in every category and style.

· Enhanced STRETCH™ engine with separate algorithms for multi-samppled note and phrase sounds with additional timbral control features
· Improved Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch now includes grain control for better compatibility with a wider range of sounds
· Now available as a stand-alone application, for immediate playing, so you don’t have to launch a host application to use the program.
· The ability to create complex 16 part splits and layers with new Range controls
· New synth engine features with Syncable LFOs, 16 assignable stereo outputs and more

SampleTank 2.1 Features:

* 16 part multi-timbral sound module with layering capability
* Re-mastered and enlarged sound set with 6.5GB Library on 2 DVDs, over 1700 sounds
* Works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in
* Newly expanded 16 stereo outputs
* Mix view and full mix parameters control
* 3 synth engines: Newly enhanced STRETCH™, Pitch-shift/Time-stretch and traditional Resampling
* New Range Controls for creating complex splits and layers
* Total sound editing features with full access to 50 Synth-Sampler engine controls
* BPM Syncable LFOs and Portamento feature
* Loop Sync feature for precision and flexibility
* Zone feature for single sample accurate editing
* 32 built-in DSP effects, up to 5 per channel
* Full MIDI controllable, responding to MIDI Program change
* Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI® S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL® formats
* User preset and module save features, also a convenient back up function.
* Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sounds database
* 256 notes polyphony
* Customizable display colors
* Available as VST, RTAS, DXi, AU
* For MacOS®X, Windows® XP

Price, availability, upgrades

SampleTank 2.1 XL has an MSRP of $499/€419 and SampleTank 2.1 L has an MSSRP of $299/€249. Both are currently available in the IK dealer/distributor network worldwide. All SampleTank LE/SE and previous SampleTank 1.0 customers can upgrade to the new SampleTank 2.1XL for $299/€249 or the neew SampleTank 2.1 L for $199/€169.
All SampleTank 2.0 L/XL customers will receive a free downloadable update to SampleTank 2.1™s application. Also, SampleTank 2.0 XL customers who registered after January 20th, 2005 are eligible for a free upgrade to the new DVDs of sounds by simply filling out an online form here:


SampleTank 2.0 XL customers who purchased before January 20th, 2005 can upgrade to the new plug-in for free and take advantage of a limited time offer to get the new sound set (available on 2 DVDs) for $99/€79. SampleTTank L customers who purchased before January 20th, 2005 can upgrade to the new plug-in for free and take advantage of a limited time offer to get the new sound set for $199/€169. For more information please visit:

Sunday January 22, 2006

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