I was a big fan of Sampletank and used it quite a lot – in fact I also had Miroslav and Samplemoog – if I remember rightly I got Miroslav first.
I used Sampletank a lot over the years, I would expect there is at least one instrument on every track I have done since first buying it.
This could sound like hyperbole but it’s the truth, I’ve used it alongside all my other synths at some point – I have a few that I like, Camel Audio Alchemy is probably the synth I would point at and Native Instruments Kontakt would be the other.
I’ll be honest, I couldn’t tell you my favourite, they all work well. Alchemy is awesome, the sounds are fantastic.
But hell, the new Sampletank is just downright rude it’s that good.
It took a while, good grief did it take a while to come about.
The rumours man.
Protracted is probably the word – but wait, isn’t it better to wait for something that is worthy than get something quick that just don’t cut the mustard?
We’re talking about a complete software rewrite.
There is a lot to love about Sampletank 3 – the massive library, the built in effects, the built in midi, being able to import your previous libraries i.e. samplemoog, sampletron, miroslav etc.
All in a 64bit environment.
I’ve had Sampletank for a few months now after taking up their upgrade offer and I have to say it was worth it. I intend to get down and dirty with it soon, the darker months are on us and it’s getting to that stage where I’ll become a hermit so I’ll need something to occupy my time.
Sampletank comes in free flavours
- 6.5 GB of included sounds
- 400 new instruments with 20 instrument categories covering the entire span of acoustic, electric and electronic sounds
- Over 250 drum, percussion and full construction-kit loops played by world-renowned artists
- 150 MIDI files in all categories
- Supports user sample import as well as the use of legacy Powered-by-SampleTank libraries
- Over 33 GB of included sounds
- Over 4,000 new instruments with 21 instrument categories covering the entire span of acoustic, electric and electronic sounds
- Over 2,500 drum, percussion and full construction-kit loops played by world-renowned artists
- Over 2,000 MIDI files in all categories
And to answer my original question, is Sampletank 3 worth it.
Of course it is, but hey try it out first.