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IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 SE

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SampleTank 3 SE - the history-making industry standard music and sound workstation

Your affordable gateway to a whole new world of sounds

Experience the full creative power and processing flexibility of IK's ultimate sound and groove workstation withSampleTank 3 SE.

SampleTank 3 SE

Available as bundled software with iRig Keys PRO, iRig Keys with Lightning, iRig Keys, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig Pro or as an individual purchase, it gives you the freedom to experiment with the fully functional software and a 6.5 GB library of high quality instruments, loops and MIDI patterns that illustrate the broad sonic versatility available in the full version of SampleTank 3. SampleTank 3 SE also supports user sample importing and the use of Powered-by-SampleTank legacy libraries, including all of the libraries from Total Workstation XL!

SampleTank 3 SE gives you a taste of the 4,000 instruments available in the full version via 400 carefully selected, meticulously sampled instruments from 20 categories that stretch across every genre, style and type imaginable. With it, you get pianos, drums, basses, guitars, synthesizers, brass, strings, vocals and other more exotic sounds that all shine brightly and stand out in any mix with little-to-no adjustment required.

Beyond its sounds, you also get access to its new built-in MIDI engine that you can use with its collection of 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns recorded by some of the finest drummers and percussionists in the world.


SampleTank 3 SE lets you access a virtually unlimited world of sound options via its 3 sample engines, 55 high-quality effects, 16-channel mixer and other advanced features. When combined, it provides for unlimited sound sculpting potential and a musical experience that’s only surpassed by the full version. Buy it today and discover why SampleTank 3 is considered the new industry standard.



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
SampleTank 3 SE users can upgrade to the full version of SampleTank 3 for a low price



The power of sound

The reason SampleTank has remained an industry standard after all these years is due to its superior sound quality, extensive variety and ease of use — all the sounds you need are just a click away.

SampleTank 3 SE gives you a taste of the breadth of the full version with 400 instruments that stretch across nearly every possible category. And just like in the full version,you can take advantage of SampleTank 3’s multiple articulations and new “round-robin” feature to inject a lifelike expressiveness to your playing with many of the available sounds. All this means that SampleTank 3 SE’s pianos, drums, basses, guitars, synthesizers, brass, strings, vocals and other more exotic sounds shine brightly and stand out in any mix with little-to-no adjustment required.

01 Acoustic Drums (2)


02 Electronic Drums (18)


03 Bass (18)


04 Synth Bass (55)


05 Acoustic Guitar (14)


06 Electric Guitar (9)


07 Piano (14)


08 Electric Piano (16)


09 Organ (4)


10 Chromatic (6)


11 Strings (48)


12 Brass (12)


13 Woodwinds (12)


14 Synth Lead (46)


15 Synth Pad (69)


16 Voices (5)


17 Ethnic (12)


18 Percussion (6)


20 Loops (30)


21 Synth FX (4)



SampleTank 3 SE

Works as a multi-platform plug-in and as a Standalone application
Content structured in Instruments, Multis and MIDI Patterns
Fully compatible with Mac OS X and Windows
Supported plug-in formats: AAX, VST, and Audio Units
16 part multitimbral
16 individual stereo outputs
Info view with specific information and 3D icon for each instrument
Mix view and full mix parameters control
Live mode for instantaneous sounds loading, organized in set lists and songs
55 studio quality effects
Part Range Controls allows for creating splits and layers
Edit view for in depth editing of all synth engine parameters, independently for all the elements or articulations that are included in the instrument
Instrument browsing
BPM syncable time-based effects, audio loop instruments and LFOs
Four play modes including mono legato with portamento.
Zone switch allows to edit individual key-zones for the selected sound elelement or articulation
Multi Articulation and Key Switch instrument control
Easy to use assignable MIDI control to any parameter with MIDI Learn
Instrument and Multi saving
Convenient Search function for Instruments, Multis and Patterns
Compatible with all previous “Powered by SampleTank” sound modules and sounds (can import all previous sounds and Combis)

3 Synth Engines


Effects list

Full Amps: American Vintage T, Amp Combo, British Tube 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, Electric Flanger, 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, Hall Reverb, ConvoRoom, Plate Reverb, Reverb, Ambience, Reverb Delay, Delay, Spring Reverb
Filters / Other: Piano Lid, Stereo Imager, Auto Pan, Multi Filter, LFO Filter, Phonograph, Env Filter, Slicer, Lo-Fi, Wah

4 Play Modes

Legato 1
Legato 2


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

System Requirements


SampleTank is a 64-bit Plug-in and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.


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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