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
- Fixes possibile crashes on devices with iOS 12 or above.
- General reliability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
SampleTank is good sounding but aloof
It's got good sounds, I'll give it that. But, SampleTank is a burdensome when it comes to user-interface and doesn’t take advantage of iOS audio as one would hope.
👂Quality sounds and good expression when tweaking the controllers.
🤬SampleTank is in a world of its own. The app ignores the capabilities of iOS, No AU3 support, NO separate channels for discrete instrument mixing just stereo.
🙈Hit with in iRig "advertisement" splash page at every SampleTank launch.
🙈Cannot read user manual unless you register the product through their website, and only after confirmation.
😾The user manual is nested four button presses deep to find information, and no option to download the documentation as a PDF or separate webpage and no manual available at their support site.
😿The Transport Controls are difficult to see if they are active or not and e.g. The record button is so bright it always appears to be on.
👺SampleTank has sloppy internal MIDI implementation so playing it with the other internal apps can be challenging, and there's no standard MIDI implementation chart
Looking for Keyboard sounds? This app is #1 by far!
Before SampleTank I was using high end hardware Keyboard/Workstation/Synth/Samplers . Now with a basic $99 midi controller and this Application my life has changed. The sounds are fantastic, rivals all current keyboards on the market, and the expansions are phenomenal. If you are a keyboard player and looking for something to work with live or in studio out of the iPad this is where you need to start. There are similar apps, but most are one trick ponies compared to SampleTank. Sure there are great piano apps, synth apps, organ etc etc, this app covers it all and does it very very well. Create layers/Splits that are phenomenal sounding in any setting. SampleTank puts “Module” to shame on EVERY level. My reason for not giving the 5th star is because OS updates can sometimes cause major problems with functionality, not too long ago the app was unusable for about a month due to incompatibility with new updates from Apple. However once corrected the app is now better than ever. IK you have created an amazing product here, my only request is you keep it a little more up to date for those of us who depend on it. Keep the awesome work.
AUv3 Update Needed Desperately!
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!
- 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
- Rated 4+
- ©2013-2018 IK Multimedia Production srl
- In-App Purchases
- All Sounds $29.99
- Miroslav Philharmonik - Mobile Edition $19.99
- Sonik Synth - Mobile Edition $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.