IK Multimedia Releases SampleTron
IK Multimedia has released SampleTron, a virtual instrument workstation featuring huge collection of authentic Mellotron and vintage keyboards instrument samples for Mac and PC.
The second virtual instrument to be released from the Sonik Instruments’ range, SampleTron includes over 2 GB of sounds, 640 presets and 260 multi-samples from 17 rare and vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and their derivatives like the Optigan, Rhythmaster and much more. SampleTron’s diverse library was sampled by Sonic Reality and assembled to showcase the entire sonic palette, with chromatic samples that capture the authentic tone of each instrument.
Packed with instruments originally used by The Beatles, Moody Blues, Genesis, Yes and other famous bands from the 60’s and 70’s, the sounds in SampleTron are diverse, powerful and inspiring! SampleTron offers some of the most unique and musically useful tones present on the market; special Tron sounds that transcended into all styles and genres of music over the years – now widely used by modern artists like Kanye West, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Beck.
No other product gives you the ability to manipulate, process and stretch such gritty, emotional and quirky Lo-Fi sounds like SampleTron. In addition to providing a fully produced unique instrument library, SampleTron not only highlights the classic vintage sound of these unique instruments, but also goes far beyond by combining it with the modern technology and sound shaping controls of the SampleTank engine. SampleTron offers powerful creativity with 32 built-in effects, the ability to use 4 effects per part, IK’s exclusive STRETCH and synth algorithms, and 4 Tron specific controls for fast and flexible creativity. Transport exceptional vintage sounds into your studio with must-have virtual instrument control options, such as special loop and non-loop modes for greater flexibility and authenticity, over 50 synth controls to tweak, one-click sound browsing, real-time harmonic manipulation of the waves and fast loading samples for studio or playing live.
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» 16 part multi-timbral sample-based synth, allows extremely complex synth layering and advanced manipulation possibilities
» 3 synth engines can be switched on the fly: traditional Resampling, Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch, and IK’s newly enhanced STRETCH engine
» Built-in multi-effects with 4 effects per part selectable on 32 high-quality DSP effects
» Over 50 synth controls with Mono/Poly/Legato modes with selectable Legato, 2 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, syncable LBF/BPF/HPF Filters, Velocity, Range and Macro controls
» Sounds can be read by SampleTank and can be used to expand its world of sounds
» Works as a standalone application as well as a plug-in in Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP / Vista)
IK’s SampleTron is available now for $329.99 / €249.99. More information on IK Multimedia SampleTron.