By IK Multimedia

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-10-13
  • Current Version: 2.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.53 GB
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 355 Ratings


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. Features: • 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




  • Add On Organs

    By Blueswaite
    A lot of these sounds are just chords and cutoff changed which you could do yourself so your really not getting that many different organs. Other than that I would have gave it 5 stars. I use a Fishman Triple Play on a strat sounds track nicely.
  • AU support please

    By Benjamin Virgo'
    IK apps have some of the best sounds out there but without AU support I’m unable to use them in all the cool ways I could with some midi compatibility. When IK gets with the modern times there is so much money to be made because I, for one, would then be interested in their complete catalog of sounds on multiple apps.
  • A decent option

    By Biznatchio
    There are no other options for a multi Timbral sampler for iPad. I don't like being steered towards syntronik because that's where you've put your investment. My investment is in creativity and paying the hot $ticket to get the great sounds. Your stuff isn't cheap. I realize syntronik is so open ended it's future is probably more lucrative. But while you're worried about profit. We are worried about creating. Sampletank needs tweaking. At the very least for this price I want a stable product. It isn't. You know this. Fix it. Then hit me with the new stuff. But why am I going to trust a new product when your staple mainstay , sampletank, gets put on hold when it shouldn't be? Why am I going to give you more money when you are leaving me hanging with my last investment with you? iPad is not an easy thing do it right with. Apple is shameless. Very very disappointed in their data / cable scam. It's ridiculous. The way they don't really care about their own audio implantation to make it easier ... but still sell the iPad as this great musicians tool is extremely hypocritical... don't end up in bed with that ideology. She will take cab fare from your hungover wallet and leave you chained to the bed. While she eats breakfast in front of you, before she leaves in your car.... don't be that guy.
  • Sends MIDI signals twice, over CoreMIDI & a channel

    By KayEssKay
    I'm a long-time Sampletank user. I've tried using Sampletank with a keyboard splitter (Midiflow Splitter for Audiobus 3), but there are two issues that present... 1.) Sampletank isn't using the latest SDK for Audiobus 3 2.) Sampletank sends midi notes twice, once on a channel being bussed to a destination, and once again simultaneously to CoreMIDI. Unfortunately, the CoreMIDI signal can't seem to be disabled in Settings, so Sampletank ends up playing notes outside of a defined zone on a keyboard. This is actually a known issue, but I haven't seen anything from IK Multimedia acknowledging or addressing it. So, while I have this wonderful library of sampled instruments, I can't split it on a keyboard for live performance, at least not with the Audiobus / Midiflow solution. I'm hoping this will be addressed in an upcoming update, or perhaps once AUv3 functionality is incorporated that a single instance of a Sampletank instrument will adhere to zoned keyboard play. ----- prior review, 4/30/18 ----- This version (2.0.9) works pretty well, I have no real complaints about its function, although AU3 would be a nice addition. My primary concern is about the pop-up window that comes up at launch (which covers the top 1/3 of the screen) that tries to get you to in-app purchase the Miroslav Symphony Pack... it interferes with an Audiobus set-up until you go back into SampleTank and close the pop-up. Also, and this is an important point, if you don't touch the tiny little "x" just right SampleTank tries to execute the purchase. I accidentally had my finger on my touch-ID home button and ended up buying the pack for $30! (I got a refund...) That's just crazy... either that's very poor interface design, or it's an aggressive attempt to force a purchase. BEWARE!
  • Mixed Feelings Because of Latest Update

    By buddydigital
    I personally preferred the older, 2015-16, Sampletank layout. It was very straightforward- here’s your loops, pick a key, tempo, etc. and go. From there I could easily record, sample, rework, and use the loops however I pleased; that version/edition of Sampletank was wonderfully effective for those purposes. Now unfortunately, with the latest version, I can’t even figure out how to hit play on Sampletank- actually I’m not sure if there even is a play button on Sampletank. So thanks a lot to everyone who complained about the layout, midi capabilities, etc. thanks to you, some of us can’t even use this app anymore. It would be really great if designers could make this whole new “live mode” twist, etc. optional or something. Honestly, if I could I’d just download the older version of this app (is there a way to do that??) Or can the designers modify the Help stuff so that it shows you how to just play the loops and samples? I bought a bunch of the sound packs back in 2016. So I’m pretty bummed that now I can’t use them, and potentially kind of wasted my money. I’m really hoping that somewhere down the line this app becomes easy to understand again so that way I can get back to making the different tunes I was working on. That all being said though the sound quality on Sampletank is really good. And the way you could (or maybe can) play with the different loops and sounds in my experiences lent itself to a really fast, economic approach with songwriting/constructing cool beats, sounds, etc. to then jam out, have fun, and enjoy music.
  • Don’t’ make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version.

    By 041577pazpazponROBERT
    Do not make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version, when you upgrade to the full version you will have to buy them again, a complete theft, and if you contact the customer service. they tell you to report in the apple store, do not lose your money.
  • Great app but hate add pop up

    By Drew4956
    I am pleased with the samples in this app there very good. But they keep having an ad for their new product popping up and it is hard to get rid of you press the X and it goes to the website for their new app. After about 3 or 4 times of pressing on the X it finally stops going to their website. I paid to much for this app to have an add pop up. I will never buy anymore of there products if there going to continue to bombard me with new product ads.
  • Paid for this stupid App and still get Ads where it locks me out from using the App

    By Manny_M
    Shame on IK Multimedia. This is not the experience I should have after spending as much money as I did on this iOS software. Now I’m going to go and find the receipt of my purchase and contact Apple for my money back. Unbelievable!!!!
  • Awesome app!

    By Beembom
    The orchestral instruments are unmatched in iOS. I am with everyone else when they request that SampleTank be more friendly with DAWs like Auria Pro and Cubasis. I would also love to see you come out with some better quality choir samples. Keep up the good work!
  • Great sounds, needs AUv3

    By Ion677
    Get with it, IK! No ones gonna buy anything unless it can be loaded as AU. I have a few sound packs, but I’m gonna hold off buying more till the app is updated. In response to dev: I think you’re blowing smoke. I heard that you were “looking into” updating to AU back in August. It’s now December, and still no solid commitment. Most of the iOS music community will agree with me on this: if it ain’t AU, I’m simply not going to buy it.