By IK Multimedia

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-10-13
  • Current Version: 2.0.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.53 GB
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 347 Reviews)
  • Price:
SampleTank App Ratings: 3
From 347 Reviews

SampleTank App Description

***NEW AVAILABLE INSTRUMENT COLLECTIONS: NEIL PEART DRUMS AND TERRY BOZZIO DRUMS*** SampleTank 2 for iOS is a professional, fully featured mobile sound and groove workstation that brings the sound, power and features of desktop virtual instruments to your iPad and iPhone — without compromise. It is designed for professional live performance, song composition and puts a comprehensive array of world-class instruments, sounds and patterns right at your fingertips. SampleTank 2 for iOS is 64-bit compatible and works with the latest iPad and iPhone models while supporting older 32-bit* iOS devices as well. SampleTank 2 gives you 8 multitimbral instrument slots that you can easily layer or split. Choose from a comprehensive, expandable sound collection that covers virtually every acoustic and electronic sound imaginable. Plus, each instrument category includes instrument riffs and grooves so you can start composing and playing in no time. The included instruments and the new sound engine are derived from the desktop version of SampleTank, IK's flagship workstation, offering you unmatched realism, variety of sound and audio performance. For the first time on iOS, thousands of professional sample-based sounds and patterns can be easily accessed, layered and used for playing live or in the studio. Now you can make music anywhere and anytime inspiration hits you. SampleTank 2 comes with over 140 instruments and 1,000 patterns including pianos, electric pianos, synths, organs, drums, basses, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds, voices, ethnic instruments, percussion and sound FX. What’s more, three new instrument collections have been added to the ever growing library of sounds and are available via in-app purchase: • Elektronika Drum'n'Bass — Hyperkinetic breaks, wobbling bass tones, twisted melodies, smooth chords and classic FX. • Elektronika Hardcore — Brutal bass, aggressive attitude, apocalyptic rhythms, devastating loops, distorted construction kits and more. • Elektronika Techno — Industrial rhythms, machine percussion, dark synths, shuffling tops and hypnotic loops. This brings the total universe of SampleTank 2 for iOS sounds to over 2,300 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns — the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument for iOS. Features: • 8-part multitimbral professional quality sound and groove module • Expandable sound library with 2300+ instrument • Over 1,200 melodic and rhythmic patterns • 8-track MIDI recorder with audio export • Totally redesigned intuitive interface • New sound engine derived from SampleTank 3 for Mac/PC • Zones feature lets you easily create splits & layers on your controller • Song and Live environments for composing and playing • Built-in insert effects and master reverb • MIDI learn feature makes programming external controllers easy • Plug-and-play compatibility with iRig interfaces and controller • Polyphony: up to 64 voices on new Apple devices • Compatible with iPad and iPhone with iOS 8 and late *SampleTank 2 for iOS remains compatible with older iOS devices, offering the 8-part and Live mode features (excluding iPhone 4S which only supports 4 instrument parts). 
iPad 4, iPad Mini2, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 6th gen and later are all compatible with the newer instrument libraries.

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App Reviews

  • Don’t’ make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version.

    By 041577pazpazponROBERT
    Do not make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version, when you upgrade to the full version you will have to buy them again, a complete theft, and if you contact the customer service. they tell you to report in the apple store, do not lose your money.
  • In-App purchase hard sell

    By KayEssKay
    This version (2.0.9) works pretty well, I have no real complaints about its function, although AU3 would be a nice addition. My primary concern is about the pop-up window that comes up at launch (which covers the top 1/3 of the screen) that tries to get you to in-app purchase the Miroslav Symphony Pack... it interferes with an Audiobus set-up until you go back into SampleTank and close the pop-up. Also, and this is an important point, if you don't touch the tiny little "x" just right SampleTank tries to execute the purchase. I accidentally had my finger on my touch-ID home button and ended up buying the pack for $30! (I got a refund...) That's just crazy... either that's very poor interface design, or it's an aggressive attempt to force a purchase. BEWARE!
  • Great app but hate add pop up

    By Drew4956
    I am pleased with the samples in this app there very good. But they keep having an ad for their new product popping up and it is hard to get rid of you press the X and it goes to the website for their new app. After about 3 or 4 times of pressing on the X it finally stops going to their website. I paid to much for this app to have an add pop up. I will never buy anymore of there products if there going to continue to bombard me with new product ads.
  • Paid for this stupid App and still get Ads where it locks me out from using the App

    By Manny_M
    Shame on IK Multimedia. This is not the experience I should have after spending as much money as I did on this iOS software. Now I’m going to go and find the receipt of my purchase and contact Apple for my money back. Unbelievable!!!!
  • Awesome app!

    By Beembom
    The orchestral instruments are unmatched in iOS. I am with everyone else when they request that SampleTank be more friendly with DAWs like Auria Pro and Cubasis. I would also love to see you come out with some better quality choir samples. Keep up the good work!
  • Great sounds, needs AUv3

    By Ion677
    Get with it, IK! No ones gonna buy anything unless it can be loaded as AU. I have a few sound packs, but I’m gonna hold off buying more till the app is updated. In response to dev: I think you’re blowing smoke. I heard that you were “looking into” updating to AU back in August. It’s now December, and still no solid commitment. Most of the iOS music community will agree with me on this: if it ain’t AU, I’m simply not going to buy it.
  • Not satisfied with sample quality.

    By trinnk
    I purchased SampleTank based on reviews and YouTube video demonstrations. However, after installing and purchasing the full default instrument set;I am disappointed with the quality of all the samples i've heard in this app. In a word, unrefined. The audio noob may not detect the difference, but the well-seasoned musician will hear it immediately. There is a lot of noise in these samples; meaning the actual true sound has not been well-isolated in the recording method. *iOS music creators are looking for instrument samples and patches of extraordinary quality and uniqueness. While SampleTank has a lot of different functions, unfortunately (in my opinion) it does none of them well. I would advise the developer to greatly increase the sample quality and usability of the app. SampleTank competes directly with GarageBand and Korg Gadget. That is a daunting task indeed, for both of those softwares have nailed the sound quality aspect. Garbage in / Garbage out.
  • It Freezes Up urged

    By TrekzGad69
    I used this as Demo on PC in the past and felt it was ok so I got the full version of it but it records just 2 tracks without distortions and pops which I'm shocked this is happening they have been around a long time.Dies anyone know how to fix this or should I call them about it.Im using an iPad 2 with iOS 9 16 gig
  • AUv3 Update Needed Desperately!

    By Musikman4Christ
    The quality of the sound has increased amazingly after this update. Now 8 sound multitimbral, which means you can drive up to eight layered midi tracks all at once giving you sonic power of unheard of quality right on your iPad or even the iPhone. I am using this sound module with MidiBand 3.1 and I'm creating incredible backing tracks in minutes not hours. All because of the amazing sonic power IK multimedia has provided to us. For those on the fence, fear no more, this is it! I missed out on the sale by two hours, although it was still 10pm where I am at, It still didn't go through, but I will not miss out next time. For now the stock sounds are doing just fine. I really love the drums and electric and acoustic guitar sounds now, they just have so much more realism than ever before. With Midiband 3.1, i'm able to drive up to 16 midi tracks all at once, but with 8 that is all i really need for now. Bass, drums, pads, acoustics, electric guitars, all in there and more. I can't wait to see what else is in store for this amazing app, but for now, get it! Heck you can even try it for free! 5 stars worth IMHO!! Please update to AUv3 and will put this over the top! I highly recommend this app! MM4C
  • Update PLEASE 👽👾🤖🎶

    By BK Holiday
    Some of the best synths and samples out there for iOS but they make them SO hard to actually incorporate into anything you are working on. Please please please add background audio support, AU, let Sampletank play well with others via midi. I’ve spent well over $100 on samples and loops here that I can’t use with my iOS DAW. If AUM, MODSTEP, AURIA PRO, BeatMaker 3, BeatHawk, OR CUBASIS 2 or any other iOS daw for that matter can utilize sampletank please contact me as I would love to give this app 5 stars. As is- I’m afraid the Devs are mostly done with it and just riding on easy street these day.