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IK Multimedia releases update for SampleTank 3 CS, the free, expandable, full featured SampleTank 3

April 19, 2016 Comments off

April 19, 2016 IK Multimedia, creators of the first sample-based virtual instrument, is proud to announce the latest version of SampleTank 3 CS, the free version of SampleTank 3. Now SampleTank 3 CS removes all limitations by unlocking the full software functionality including unlimited editing and import features. SampleTank 3 CS is a standalone player and plug-in that can be expanded with IK’s Instrument Collections that are available at any time from the integrated Custom Shop: Everything from rare pianos to signature artist drums to the new Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE collection. Legacy VIs,  libraries and user samples can also now be imported without restriction. SampleTank 3 CS comes loaded with 30 free instruments, 1.8 GB of sounds, 81 MIDI patterns and 2 loop kits.

SampleTank 3 CS

Full Sound Editing
SampleTank 3 CS gives users the ability to edit factory and user instruments to meet the needs of every production. Although it was previously only available in the full version of SampleTank 3, now every user can edit any instrument down to the finest detail absolutely free. SampleTank 3 provides a full arsenal of classic and modern filters that can be modulated by LFOs and envelopes that secures its place among the world’s best virtual instruments. From the classic transistor ladder lowpass to the cutting-edge phaser filter, SampleTank 3 CS has it all. With coveted features such as the STRETCH™ Engine and an arsenal of 55 studio-quality plug-in effects processors, SampleTank 3 CS is a powerhouse for the modern music maker.

Harness the full potential of an expanding universe of sounds
SampleTank 3 CS comes with a core collection of sounds that represent every category to get users started. With over 1.8 GB of sample content and 30 different instruments including an audiophile stereo grand piano, the included set makes a strong foundation for music creation. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can expand SampleTank 3 CS with titles from IK’s diverse range of SampleTank 3 Instrument Collections like the American Acoustic, Neil Peart Drums, Cinematic Percussion, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 and much more available as additional purchases that get directly installed into the user’s customizable SampleTank 3 library. Musicians may also import third party samples and their own sounds.

Utilize the best of the past… without being stuck in it
SampleTank 3 CS now provides the ability to import and play instruments from legacy, 32-bit VIs such as SampleMoog, Sonik Synth 2 and SampleTron into SampleTank 3’s contemporary 64-bit architecture. Legacy libraries such as the Xpansion Tank series are also easily imported. This welcome feature now lets users incorporate their legacy sounds into their modern production workflow while providing full editing and effects manipulation for further creative sound design and exploration.

Pricing and availability
SampleTank 3 CS is available now for every musician and studio as a free download from the IK Multimedia web site. SampleTank 3 CS operates as a standalone virtual instrument workstation and player and as a DAW plug-in compatible with all major DAWs for Mac/PC.

For more information, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/sampletankcs

For information about the full version of SampleTank 3, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/sampletank3

IK Multimedia unveils Miroslav Philharmonik 2: the new orchestra with legendary soul

November 9, 2015 Comments off

November 9, 2015 IK Multimedia is proud to announce Miroslav Philharmonik™ 2, the next-generation of the most emotionally expressive orchestral collection for Mac/PC. Made in conjunction with master musician Miroslav Vitous, it comes with over 1,000 new sounds that include soaring strings, animated woodwinds and majestic brass in both solo and ensemble forms. In total, it offers a remarkable 55GB+ content library with over 2,500 instruments sampled in stunning high-resolution audio with multiple articulations plus over 30 professional quality effects, 3 powerful playback engines, a synthesizer section, a built-in mixer and a whole lot more.

Miroslav Philharmonik 2

Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a sweeping vision from a master artist embodied in a new virtual instrument that puts the full emotional range and humanity of a symphony orchestra at musicians’ and composers’ fingertips.

Simply beautiful sound
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 builds on the core library of its predecessor with over 1,000 new instruments recorded in the ensemble strings, solo strings, ensemble brass, solo brass, ensemble woodwinds and solo woodwind categories. Its sounds have been meticulously voiced and edited with the same sampling techniques that made the original Miroslav Philharmonik one of the most popular orchestral workstations of all time.

Each of these new sounds has been recorded at the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, a space that’s been used by such legendary figures as Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin and, of course, Miroslav Vitous himself.

Ecstasy. Passion. Joy.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2’s instruments and sounds are able to convey the emotion and humanity of the musician behind each note. This makes it a perfect choice for when a more delicate or expressive touch is required: Like when scoring tragic love stories, recording romantic R&B ballads or adding symphonic grandeur to gothic metal anthems.

Every new sound includes its own articulations that can be accessed either via a convenient key switching system that lets musicians instantly play flowing legatos, animated pizzicatos, aggressive spiccatos, elegant staccatos, triumphant fortissimos and more. All articulations are also available as individual instruments.

In addition to the new sounds, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated library of instruments from the original Miroslav Philharmonik. These classic instruments have been enhanced to take advantage of the new SampleTank 3 technology powering Miroslav Philharmonik 2. This provides more possibilities for sonic sculpting than ever before: All instruments now come with 8 macro controls (as opposed to 4) that control features like a 3-band EQ, a filter cutoff and envelope parameters like attack and release that are perfect for on-the-fly adjustments.

Powerful processing
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 includes over 30 professional-grade studio plug-in effects from IK Multimedia’s acclaimed SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation. These effects encompass the full range of the sonic spectrum and include equalizers, dynamic processors, filters, modulation effects, reverbs, delays and more. It also includes 4 of the best analog-modeled mastering effects from IK’s acclaimed T-RackS mixing and mastering suite for complete, in-the-box mixing.

Beyond these effects, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated ConvoRoom convolution reverb unit that now sports a new virtual room that displays the physical space acoustically represented.

With such a collection of effects, musicians can create professional, broadcast-quality productions straight inside Miroslav Philharmonik 2 itself with no additional processing required!

Play. Mix. Edit: Advanced control
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 uses the same Play, Mix and Edit pages as SampleTank 3. These pages give musicians an extreme amount of intuitive creative control over Miroslav Philharmonik 2’s orchestral sounds. It comes with an easy-to-use instrument browser, a 16-part DAW-style mixer with per-channel effect slots and global send/return and a powerful synthesizer section with 3 sample playback engines and 10 high-quality filters. With the synthesizer, musicians can quickly and easily transform a simple trumpet into a massive synth lead or a mighty brass ensemble into a dreamy pad – Miroslav Philharmonik 2 literally lets composers explore the furthest reaches of their creative minds.

Mobile composition
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 has been designed to be experienced with IK’s growing range of companion hardware controllers. Keyboard players will love the effortlessness with which its instruments pair with IK’s iRig Keys, iRig Keys PRO, iRig Keys 25, iRig Keys 37 and iRig Keys 37 PRO keyboard controllers. Now musicians can have a responsive and thoroughly tactile piano experience – complete with world-class grand piano sound – anytime and everywhere.

Seamless integration
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is based on SampleTank 3 technology. This means that it can be used on its own as a standalone instrument or as an additional library inside of the SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation.

Pricing and availability
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 can be purchased as a direct digital download from the IK store or select music retailers worldwide, or as a boxed version with a USB flash drive. It is currently available for pre-order at special, limited-time introductory pricing via the IK online store and from select music retailers in a number of different options:

Current owners of Miroslav Philharmonik can pre-order the upgrade for as low as $/€199.99* for direct download or $/€229.99 for a boxed copy.Users with qualifying IK software can get pre-order crossgrade pricing for as low as $/€299.99 for a direct download or $/€329.99 for a boxed copy.

New users can pre-order Miroslav Philharmonik 2 for as low as $/€399.99 for a direct download or $/€429.99 for a boxed copy.

Upon release, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 will have a retail price of $/€499.99 ($/€529.99 for the boxed version). Upgrade and crossgrade pricing will also be available.

*all prices excluding taxes

For more information, please visit:
www.philharmonik.comTo hear Miroslav Philharmonik 2, please visit:
www.philharmonik.com/audio
Miroslav Philharmonik 2
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