Sample Workstation Virtual Instrument Software Plugin

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In 2001, IK Multimedia made history with SampleTank, the first ever sample-based sound workstation for computer.
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In 2001, IK Multimedia made history with SampleTank, the first ever sample-based sound workstation for computer. That release was followed in 2003 by SampleTank 2, which has since become an industry standard with an unparalleled software longevity due to its high-quality sounds, easy-to-use interface and powerful included effects. Considering its versatility and power, it's no wonder that SampleTank has been featured on thousands of the most iconic productions and compositions of the last decade.

Note: This upgrade only works for users of SampleTank 2 XL, Miroslav Philharmonik, Total Workstation 2/XL Bundle, and Total Studio 2/3 Bundle. You won't be able to install and activate this version unless you own one of the required products listed above.

Now, over ten years in the making, SampleTank 3 builds on this storied heritage. Like its predecessors, it's the most advanced sound workstation available on the market today with a whole new world of sounds, advanced playing and editing features and a full suite of studio-quality effects. SampleTank 3 builds on the features that have made it one of the most popular virtual instruments of all time making it an essential piece in the musical toolkit of any serious musician, studio producer or live performer for years to come.

What makes SampleTank 3 so powerful is its extraordinarily large sound library. SampleTank 3 now comes with over 33 gigabytes of professionally recorded instruments — that’s over 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories — far more than most other music workstations out-of-the-box. Plus, SampleTank 3 includes over 2,500 drum, percussion and full groove construction kit loops and over 2,000 MIDI patterns for its brand new MIDI player section.


  • Completely redesigned interface with 3 mainenvironments: Play, Mix and Edit that retain SampleTank’s legendaryease-of-use and fast operation
  • 16 channel multi-part Play interface with easylayering and an integrated MIDI player and mixer
  • All-in-one sound Edit page with 3 sample engines(including formant preserving pitch-shifting and time-stretching engines), 10filter types and 8 macro controls per instrument for quick multi-parameterediting
  • "Round robin" and multiple articulations that aretriggerable via key switch, modulation wheel or velocity
  • Multi-channel mixer-like Mix interface with 5 inserteffects per channel, 4 stereo effect returns (with 5 insert effects each) anda master channel with 5 insert effects that allow for up to 30 effects perinstrument
  • 55 high-quality integrated effects, including 22 neweffects for mixing, mastering and more creative applications derived from IK’sstudio-grade T-RackS and AmpliTube production software
  • New Live mode lets you organize sounds for setlistand song for instant recall during performance
  • Accurate 3D renderings of instruments for easyidentification and recall
  • Available as standalone and 64-bit plug-in for AAX,VST and Audio Units platforms on Mac OS X and Windows
  • Compatible with all previous “Powered by SampleTank”sound modules and sounds (can import all previous sounds and Combis)
  • Sounds:
    • 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
  • Effects List:
  • Full Amps: American Vintage T, Amp Combo, BritishTube Lead 2, Jazz Amp 120, Modern Tube Lead, SVT Classic
  • Amp Components: Cabinet, Preamp, Tone Control
  • Distortion: Overscream, Distortion, Crusher,Overdrive
  • EQ and Dynamics: Black 76, Model 670, White 2A,Vintage EQ-1A, Compressor, Parametric EQ, EQ Comp, Limiter
  • Modulation: Chorus C1, Opto Tremolo, ElectricFlanger, Rotary Speaker, Uni-V, Small Phazer, AM Modulation, Multi Chorus,Chorus, Phaser, Env Flanger, Tremolo, Flanger, FM Modulation
  • Reverb and Delay: Acoustic Resonance, Tape Echo, HallReverb, ConvoRoom, Plate Reverb, Reverb, Ambience, Reverb Delay, Delay, SpringReverb
  • Filters / Other: Piano Lid, Stereo Imager, Auto Pan, Multi Filter, LFOFilter, Phonograph, Env Filter, Slicer, Lo-Fi, Wah


  • SampleTank is a 64-bit Plug-in and requires a 64 bit CPU and OperatingSystem.

System Requirements

  • Mac® (64-bit):
    • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Mac OS X 10.7 or later. 34 GB of hard drive space.
    • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3,AAX.
  • Windows® (64-bit):
    • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows® 7, or Windows® 8. 34 GB of hard drive space. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
    • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

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