Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

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Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:54 pm

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We are proud to announce the next generation of IK’s legendary sound and groove workstation, SampleTank 4. This update is re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” music creation workstation. SampleTank 4 is now available for pre-order, click here to buy now!

SampleTank 4 offers a massively expanded sample library (up to 8,000 sounds across 250 GB of samples) and a completely redesigned, scalable/zoomable interface. The new library features high-end recordings of all new concert pianos, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, strings, brass, synths, vocals, percussion and more, all with articulations and round robins for the most realistic performance yet, with over 120,000 new samples added. SampleTank 4 also adds 13 new effects, for a grand total of 70 studio-quality effects. Effects like these have never before been heard in a virtual instrument – they’re all derived from IK’s industry-leading AmpliTube and T-RackS software.

The new sound engine offers powerful, more creative sound design. Working with multiple sounds has been made easier with a new dedicated Layer interface that enables setting up layers and split-points for up to 16 simultaneous sounds. Editing is more powerful, too. Choose from 16 modeled filters, edit envelopes, oscillators, portamento, polyphony and more. Users can edit an entire sound or access individual articulations, zones, or single samples, for the deepest level of control.

A new, cutting-edge modulation matrix allows for linking sources like envelopes, LFOs and oscillators to almost any control, for designing intricate soundscapes.

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Thanks to SampleTank 4’s completely redesigned GUI, the interface is now fully scalable/zoomable to re-size conveniently on any type of modern displays. Plus, a new cutting-edge sound engine offers efficient hard-disk streaming, meaning sounds load faster than ever and perform like never before. The re-designed Sound Browser lets users browse, filter and search by style, genre and mood to find inspiring sounds faster. Dig deep into each element of your sound for a level of customization and personalization like no other. Layer, mix, apreggiate, loop, add effects, and more all in the same program. Create and save all of your effects to revisit them when needed.

SampleTank 4 makes it easier than ever to hit the stage. A unique, re-designed Live mode offers fingertip-ready controls for live performance and lets users build an entire set list and create song presets. SampleTank 4 is designed to work with any standard MIDI controller, from keyboards, to pads, and more. This allows for seamless integration in both studio and live settings.

Three versions are available now for preorder: SampleTank 4 SE, SampleTank 4, and SampleTank 4 MAX.

SampleTank 4 will ship early 2019. Through the end of the year, IK is offering a special pre-order discount:

SampleTank 4 SE – an affordably-priced entry into the SampleTank line, offering 2,000 carefully chosen instruments for 30 GB of sounds.
MSRP $/€149.99 – special pre-order price $/€99.99

SampleTank 4 – Over 100 GB of sounds, including 70 GB of newly recorded material for 6,000 sounds overall.
MSRP: $/€$299.99 – special pre-order price $/€199.99

SampleTank 4 MAX – the largest sample library IK has ever produced, over 250 GB including 200 GB of all new sounds. That’s over 8,000 sounds in total.
MSRP $/€499.99 – special pre-order price $/€299.99

Upgrades: Users of existing SampleTank versions, or any other IK product that retails for $99.99 and up, can also upgrade for the special pre-order price of: SampleTank 4 – $/€149.99; SampleTank 4 MAX - $/€199.99.

Previous versions: Any customer who purchases or receives any version of SampleTank 3 as part of a hardware or software bundle on or after November 13, 2018, will receive SampleTank 4 SE for free at release.

Any customer who purchases SampleTank 3 SE, SampleTank 3 or SampleTank MAX on or after November 13, 2018, will receive the equivalent version of SampleTank 4 for free at release.

Watch SampleTank 4 in action with our demo videos and hear audio demos at https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/s ... hp?p=media.

To learn everything about about this extraordinary new soundstation visit the SampleTank 4 webpage or click here to pre-order now.

Although IK strives to provide accurate product and pricing information, unintentional pricing or typographical errors may occur. Prices do not include taxes. IK reserves the right to correct, change or update information such as pricing, availability and product descriptions, at any time without notice.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby brianceely772 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:33 pm

Will all of our sounds from ST3 work in ST4? I have ST3 Max, would I have to buy ST4 Max to have all of those sounds? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:24 pm

brianceely772 wrote:Will all of our sounds from ST3 work in ST4? I have ST3 Max, would I have to buy ST4 Max to have all of those sounds? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Your sounds will work in SampleTank 4, but note that SampleTank 4 MAX includes mostly new content so the upgrade is a steal!
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby brianceely772 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks for the response, Peter. :) I haven't ruled it out, just gotta check my budget.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby emasters » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:43 am

Looks interesting, Peter - a couple questions:

(1) Given the large amount of content with the MAX version, is there a content installer that runs itself (that is push a button, walk away and let it do it's thing - come back later and it's downloaded and installed)? The currently install process for IK content is individual files that are each downloaded separately, and each installed separately. For smaller products, not a problem. But 250 GB of content done this way, would be a bit overwhelming.

(2) Will it be possible to map cross-fading sample layers to the mod-wheel versus the current approach with velocity? I'm thinking for orchestral instrument sustain patches, specifically. I find it challenging to control cross-fades with velocity, and for better-or-worse, am trained now with the mod-wheel.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:29 am

emasters wrote:Looks interesting, Peter - a couple questions:

(1) Given the large amount of content with the MAX version, is there a content installer that runs itself (that is push a button, walk away and let it do it's thing - come back later and it's downloaded and installed)? The currently install process for IK content is individual files that are each downloaded separately, and each installed separately. For smaller products, not a problem. But 250 GB of content done this way, would be a bit overwhelming.

(2) Will it be possible to map cross-fading sample layers to the mod-wheel versus the current approach with velocity? I'm thinking for orchestral instrument sustain patches, specifically. I find it challenging to control cross-fades with velocity, and for better-or-worse, am trained now with the mod-wheel.

1) We have not finalized the installer mechanism yet so that is not answerable at this time.

2) I will have to check with the devs about this.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby whitealbum » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:16 am

Hello Peter,
thats good news!

I use sometimes the legacy VSTis Sampletron, Sonik Synths and many more of the legacy VSTis in ST3 MAX.
Do Sampletron and Co work in ST4 as well?
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Sieni420 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:56 am

Hi!

Now there is sound demos only for pianos and keboards.
I hope you will release sound demos for other individual instruments as well

Also would like to know all the articulations available for bass & guitar.

Thanks!
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:19 pm

whitealbum wrote:Hello Peter,
thats good news!

I use sometimes the legacy VSTis Sampletron, Sonik Synths and many more of the legacy VSTis in ST3 MAX.
Do Sampletron and Co work in ST4 as well?

You will point SampleTank 4 at your existing and imported libraries and they will work.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Sieni420 wrote:Hi!

Now there is sound demos only for pianos and keboards.
I hope you will release sound demos for other individual instruments as well

Also would like to know all the articulations available for bass & guitar.

Thanks!

There are also audio demos of full songs using the full ranges of sounds. I will relay your request for additional specific demos.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby DarkStar » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:32 pm

Peter_IK wrote:
whitealbum wrote:Hello Peter,
thats good news!

I use sometimes the legacy VSTis Sampletron, Sonik Synths and many more of the legacy VSTis in ST3 MAX.
Do Sampletron and Co work in ST4 as well?

You will point SampleTank 4 at your existing and imported libraries and they will work.

Peter, for clarification:
(a) if I point ST4 at the ST3 library (including Imported Legacy libraries), how can I use ST4 instruments and ST3 instruments at the same time?
(b) does ST4 have multiple library disk paths?
(c) does ST4 have its own Import functionality (for the legacy (ST2.5) libraries)?
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby whitealbum » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks @DarkStar for detailes questions, because i have to import legacy instruments via ST3 to get the instruments in ST3.
So i suggest there is a similiar function in ST4?
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:03 pm

DarkStar wrote:
Peter_IK wrote:
whitealbum wrote:Hello Peter,
thats good news!

I use sometimes the legacy VSTis Sampletron, Sonik Synths and many more of the legacy VSTis in ST3 MAX.
Do Sampletron and Co work in ST4 as well?

You will point SampleTank 4 at your existing and imported libraries and they will work.

Peter, for clarification:
(a) if I point ST4 at the ST3 library (including Imported Legacy libraries), how can I use ST4 instruments and ST3 instruments at the same time?
(b) does ST4 have multiple library disk paths?
(c) does ST4 have its own Import functionality (for the legacy (ST2.5) libraries)?

a) See the next answer
b) Yes
c) No
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:04 pm

whitealbum wrote:Thanks @DarkStar for detailes questions, because i have to import legacy instruments via ST3 to get the instruments in ST3.
So i suggest there is a similiar function in ST4?

See above, there is not. You need to have them imported into ST3 first.
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Re: Announcing SampleTank 4 - Pre-order now!

Postby pyerbass » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:10 am

Hi Peter,

- It looks really interesting, is there a list of the sounds for each version?
- Are you planning a custom shop version?
- I must admit I am quite disapointed with the update policy: I'v been workinf with ST since the begining of ST2, I own ST2, ST3 sonik synth, many expansions, philarmonik,many IK iPad apps, also T-racks max and Amplitube max... and the offered update price is 150€ instead of 200... :cry:
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