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

What’s New

Version 2.0.11

- Fixes possibile crashes on devices with iOS 12 or above.
- General reliability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

DocGr ,

Great application

Mind blowing!!!! version 2 simply does the job by far. super sound.
this app is now my main app for live gigs.

i would definately want sync to midi clock and tap tempo as cc learn!!! please add this

ps. i managed clock sync via IAA (with studiomux). however, when i send midi clock e.g. from loopy hd to sampletank2 it does not work, i can only clock sync via IAA only (or i am missing something?).
minor problem though.
the live mode rocks!
now the setup has:
1. sample tank2 (main sound database)
2. loopyHD
3. nlog pro
4. studiomux (IAA and common buffers)
5. imidipatchbay for setlists
6. cantabile performer (for pc software synths and program changes to imidipatchbay setlists)

4 keyboards connected via external powered usb hub on pc and shared to ipad via studiomux.

takes a lot of programming but the result is simply great for live!!!!
all works without any probs, no hangs, no buffer underuns.

Forgot to say. How about ableton link? this would be very handy as sync for lfo bpm and loops. This would be great

hulkara ,

Alesis i dock

Finally it works very well with Alesis idock. If you hear distortion in the audio you have to change between A and B in the dock compatibility mode.For me its the best synth for iPad I ever tested before.The samples are very good as in the VST SampleTank plugin.Very good job!!!!

Filter Ego ,

It sounds good, not perfect

I'm an IK Multimedia customer and I love their products.
I have to say I expected the sounds of sampletank more realistic and pro.
Please, compare it with garage band for iPad.
The strings of sampletank are plastic and not realistic. The same with guitars.
The pianos are perfect and pro sounding.
But the brass and the woodwinds?
I expected better sounds from a great company like ik multimedia.
They must consider a big-big update with better sounds and not in app purchase for mid and lo sounds!


IK Multimedia US, LLC
1.6 GB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
27,99 €
In-App Purchases
  1. All Sounds 69,99 €
  2. Miroslav Philharmonik - Mobile Edition 27,99 €
  3. Sonik Synth - Mobile Edition 27,99 €


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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