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IK Multimedia Xpansion Tank 2 Sample Library

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IK Multimedia Xpansion Tank 2 Sample Library

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Quick Overview


Xpansion Tank 2 Series

SampleTank sounds from the Sonic Reality Vault


The Xpansion Tank 2 series from Sonic Reality is a collection of 30 high-quality sound libraries for SampleTank 2. Comprising of 15 multi-sampled and 15 loops titles, totaling nearly 10,000 new sounds offering a staggering 30 GB of samples.


They include the re-launched, now enhanced 7 classic Expansion Tank/Sonic Capsule titles with new additional material, plus the new release of 23 Sonic Reality titles with sounds from the past, present and future. They can be played by SampleTank 2 L/XL or by the new included SampleTank 2 XT* workstation plug-in/standalone player. It has never been easier to build your own custom sound workstation from the ground up than with SampleTank and Xpansion Tank 2 series.


Each collection contains between 500 megabytes to over 1 gigabyte of loops and samples and offers “production ready”, inspiring, high-quality sounds for making music in any style from Pop to Hip-Hop to Rock, Jazz, Country, Electronic, Film scores and more!


The multi-sampled titles offer almost 4,000 instruments sounds with a selection of Pianos, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Strings, Synths, Vintage Keyboards, Vocals, Electronic and World instruments taking full advantage of SampleTank 2 's highly flexible and efficient sample engine, with high-quality integrated effects.


The 6,000 loops are provided as either construction kit “menu maps” for instant song building with drum grooves, bass lines, rhythm parts which are in sync across the keyboard or as individual loops broken down into “slice maps” that can be played in real time as well as by the associated MIDI file per loop in a sequencer for total flexibility in tempo and feel.




The ultimate sample workstation


SampleTank 2 XT is a special limited version of SampleTank 2, the ultimate sample-workstation. With an exclusive combination of features and sounds, SampleTank 2 stands apart from any other sample-based virtual instrument, as one of the most powerful and easy-to-use solutions for making fully produced songs out of the box.


SampleTank 2 XT is designed to show the unlimited possibilities of SampleTank 2 and qualifies users for special discounted prices on the SampleTank 2 XL upgrade and also for discounted crossgrades across the range of IK products.


SampleTank 2 XT allows you to play the sounds of Xpansion Tank 2 collections and it is included as a FREE download with each of the Xpansion Tank 2 collections.


SampleTank 2 XT differs from the full version of SampleTank 2 only by the number of sounds included (1GB sounds included into SampleTank 2 XT instead of the more than 6GB sounds included into SampleTank 2 XL).

1GB sounds included

16 part multitimbral sound module with layerable parts

3 synth engines: newly enhanced STRETCH™ and Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PS/TS) plus traditional Resampling

Powerful Multi-Effects section that includes 5 effects per Part, 5 Send and 5 Master effects

33 built-in DSP effects

Part and Master Loop Sync

Independent Part and Master Volume/Pan controls

Works as a standalone application as well as a plug-in in Mac OS (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP/Vista)

Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and AU

Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL instruments directly from the plug-in



The Newest Xpansion Tank 2 Instruments Include:


Acoustic Drums 2

Multi-sampled Drum Kit Instruments


Electric Guitar Collection 2

Multi-sampled Electric Guitar Instruments


Vintage Keys Collection

Multi-sampled Vintage Keyboard Instruments


Acoustic Guitar Collection 2

Multi-sampled Acoustic Guitar Instruments


Bass Collection 2

Multi-sampled Bass Guitar Instruments


Cinematik Collection

Multi-sampled Film & Orchstral FX Instruments


Electronic Drums

Multi-sampled Electronic Drum Kit & Percussion Instruments


Hip Hop Instruments

Multi-sampled Hip Hop Instruments


OmniSynth 2

Multi-sampled General MIDI Instruments


Piano Collection 2

Multi-sampled Acoustic & Electric Piano Instruments


SampleArp Solo

Multi-sampled Arp® Synthesizer Instruments


SampleOB Xpander

Multi-sampled Oberheim® Synthesizer Instruments


Symphony Strings 2

Multi-sampled String Ensembles and Solo Instruments


Vocal Collection

Multi-sampled Vocal Pad Instruments & Vocal Beatbox Loops


World Instruments Collection

Multi-sampled Ethnic Wind, Stringed and Percussion Instruments