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 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.
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, SampleTank offers an ever-growing library of sounds and are available via in-app purchase:
• Elektronika - a series of electronica and EDM-oriented groove libraries and sound collections that make it easy to create hits in today’s most popular styles
• Miroslav Philharmonik — the legendary orchestral libraries, now available on your mobile device! Stunningly realistic and expressive samples of a wide range of orchestra and percussion instruments.
• SampleTank PRO - the latest and most high-end sounds and grooves available, letting you create professional-grade compositions on your mobile device
• Plus additional libraries covering cinematic sounds, the finest pianos, drum libraries from iconic drummers and much more!
SampleTank for iOS offers over 2,300 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns — the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument for iOS.
• 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
I have the desktop version but this iPad version is lacking tremendously with keeping up with technology. The pro is it has decent not amazing sounds, the cons are it has not been updated for over 2 years (clear sign IK drop the ball on this app or don’t care either way I won’t continue to invest), does not support AUV3, interface is old and not intuitive, price to add sound packs is ridiculous (keep in mind I own almost all of their desktop software), and support is not the best.
Feb 12, 2021
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.
Mar 14, 2021