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The pro-quality sound and groove module for iOS that fits in your pocket

October 2011, Modena, Italy – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that SampleTank® Free for iPhone/iPod touch is  now available in the iTunes App store. Together with the newly-released  regular version of SampleTank, the two apps are the first pro-quality,  sample-based sound and groove modules available for the iOS mobile  platform.

Both can be played using the built-in keyboard and patterns, but they  truly excel when used with an external keyboard controller and a MIDI  interface – like the newly-released iRig™ MIDI – to replace older  hardware sound and synthesizer modules for live performance. Together  with iRig MIDI, SampleTank offers the most portable and best quality  sound and groove module solution for mobile musicians to date.

SampleTank sounds are known for their high quality and extreme  variety that is unmatched on the iOS platform. For the first time in a  mobile device, users are able to experience the same quality of sounds  they are used to from the most sophisticated software or hardware  instruments like IK’s range of virtual instruments for the Mac and PC.

SampleTank Free  users can immediately start using 8 instruments (4 + 4 by registering)  on their favorite iOS device including Drums, Bass, Electric Piano,  Acoustic Guitar, Synth Lead and Woodwinds. The instruments also come  with over 400 rhythmic and melodic patterns so that anyone can compose  high-quality grooves in seconds right out of the box.

Users can expand their sonic palette to over 400 instruments and 900  patterns by accessing the in-app store where they can find 16 categories  of sounds covering the entire set needed for the most demanding live  players and producers: Pianos, Organs, Strings, Basses, Guitars, Drums,  Synths, Woodwinds, Brass, Ethnic Instruments, Percussion and more all  instantly accessible from right inside the app. Single instruments  categories can be added for only $4.99/€3.99 or as a complete collection  for a discounted price of only $39.99/€31.99, a fraction of what  instruments with an equivalent quality would cost as regular software or  hardware instruments. Free version users can also upgrade to all the  sounds included in the regular version of SampleTank for only  $9.99/€7.99.

Both in the free and in the regular version, users can access three main sections of the app:

  • The  Sounds page is where users can quickly browse and audition the hundreds  of available sounds and patterns which are organized in easily  recognizable icon-based categories. Both the included instruments and  the add-on instruments can be auditioned here making it easy to choose  what the user prefers. Here users can play up to 4 simultaneous  instruments and save or recall them using the built-in preset system.
  • The  Edit page is where the user can personalize the sound and effects  parameters through easy-to-understand knobs for immediate sound and  effect parameter tweaking. Each SampleTank sound is “production-ready”  since it comes with pre-programmed built-in effects of the highest  quality for the platform to further emphasize the musicality and  character of sounds.
  • The  Play page is where every type of musician finds a convenient play  environment directly in their iOS device with a dual piano-style  keyboard, a scale-based keyboard or drum pads.

SampleTank features

4-part multi-timbral professional quality sound and groove module
Expandable sound library with more than 400 instruments in 16 categories
Huge selection of melodic and rhythmic patterns for accompaniment or groove creation
Built-in insert effects and master reverb
Easy-to-use, intuitive mobile interface
Sound and effects editing with multiple parameters
Play interface with piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard and drum pads
Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th and 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.3 and newer
Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices

Pricing and availability

SampleTank Free for iPhone/iPod touch is now available on the iTunes App store.  <http://itunes.apple.com/app/sampletank-free/id464775965?mt=8>

The regular version of SampleTank with 72 built-in sounds is also available for an introductory price of only $9.99/€7.99. <http://itunes.apple.com/app/sampletank/id464783893?mt=8>

A universal iPad version of SampleTank is also in development and will be available soon. Current users of SampleTank for iPhone / iPod will be able to update to this version for free when it becomes available.

iRig MIDI, the Core MIDI interface for iOS, is already shipping and  is available for only $69.99/€54.99 in selected music instruments and  electronic retailers. Owners of iRig MIDI also get an exclusive  sound-set of 48 sounds to use in SampleTank for free simply by  registering.

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SampleTank Free for iPhone/iPod touch is now available on the iTunes App store.

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