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SampleTank Released for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

SampleTank by IK Multimedia has released today. Here’s the press release concerning all the info you need to know about the app and hardware:

SampleTank Makes Performing on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Even Easier. The first pro-quality sound and groove workstation for iOS adds MIDI Control and Program Change + free instruments in every category. July 2012, Modena, Italy – IK Multimedia is proud to announce the 1.2 update to SampleTank® for iOS, the universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, through the iTunes App store. The update, for both regular and free versions, is available as a free download to existing users that adds support for MIDI Program Change and Controller editing of all edit strip knobs for enhanced expression and performance in any environment from the studio to the stage.

The 1.2 update also now provides free instruments in every category so users can create instantly anytime and everywhere. SampleTank is the first pro-quality, sample-based sound and groove workstation available for the iOS mobile platform. It can be played directly from the app or can be used live with any MIDI keyboard or pad controller with the iRig™ MIDI interface adapter from IK Multimedia. Use any MIDI controller with knobs, sliders, wheels or
pedals to adjust volume, pan, filter, envelope and FX settings on the fly for each instrument independently. Users can then save their edited settings as Presets and recall them from an external controller such as a keyboard, pad set or pedalboard via MIDI Program Change. Together with iRig MIDI, SampleTank offers the most portable and best quality sound and groove production solution for mobile musicians to date.

SampleTank features:

  •  4-part multi-timbral professional quality sound and groove workstation
  • Expandable sound library with more than 500 instruments in
  • 16 categories
  • Over 1,000 melodic and rhythmic patterns for groove creation or accompaniment
  • Included 4-track MIDI recorder with audio export
  • Built-in insert effects and master reverb
  •  Easy-to-use, intuitive interface
  • Sound and effects editing with multiple parameters
  • Support for MIDI Controllers and Program Change
  • Play interface with piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard and drum pads
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, iPod touch 4th  and
  • 3rd  generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.3 and newer
  • Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices
  • Free version also available with 20 instruments (16 + 4 after registering)

Pricing and availability:

SampleTank 1.2 is a universal app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and is  now available on the iTunes App store for only $19.99/€15.99 with
136 high-quality instruments and over 1,000 patterns included. A free version of SampleTank is also available with 8 sounds plus their selection of patterns. An additional 22 expansion sound packs are available for in-app purchase starting from as low as $4.99/€3.99 each or all together for a competitive bundle price. Owners of iRig MIDI will also get an exclusive sound set of 48 sounds for free simply by registering. The 1.2 update is free to existing users.

What do you think about all of this? Honestly, this sounds really cool and I am so excited to try this out. The iRIG MIDI sounds very interesting and makes me curious as to how it all works.

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