IK Multimedia SampleTank 4

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Inspiring your musical journeys.

One sound at a time.

Your new fast-track to world-class tracks

The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.

Find any type of sound fast and tailor them to your needs with the new deep, powerful editing options and a new modulation matrix. New dynamic “groove players” – an arpeggiator, strummer, and pattern and loop players – turn your sounds into songs faster than ever.


Plus a new live mode makes SampleTank 4 the perfect performance partner, with the ability to create entire set lists and easily map every parameter just how you need it.

Inspiring new sounds, powerful sound design features, advanced groove creation and tour-ready stage optimization. SampleTank 4 will take you wherever you want to go.

It all starts with sound

Your “go to” virtual instrument is the one you open first; the one you trust to give you the sounds you need to get started or get the job done. SampleTank 4 now offers a massive sound library, with over 260 GB and 8,000 instrument presets carefully balanced across the widest range of styles, genres and sounds.


SampleTank 4’s new library is the product of dozens of carefully conducted recording sessions in multiple cities across Europe and the United States as well as in our new, custom-built recording facility in Modena, Italy.

This new library offers up to 200 GB of brand new content including exclusive high-quality recordings of concert piano, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, strings, brass, synths, vocals, percussion and more; over 90,000 new samples in total, all with articulations and round-robins. Thanks to SampleTank 4’s new efficient disk-streaming engine, these sounds all load faster than ever and perform like never before.

SampleTank 4’s fully redesigned sound Browser allows you to surf among the thousands of included sounds, and filter them by timbre, style, genre, mood, and more, to narrow down the exact sound fast or inspire your creativity with unexpected options. Detailed descriptions of each sound, effects and macro provide all the information you need at a glance, letting you focus on your music. SampleTank 4 makes finding or discovering sounds so effortless you’ll find yourself reaching for it every time.


Dig Deeper

SampleTank 4 is now capable of so much more when it comes to creative sound design.


Working with multiple sounds is a breeze with the new dedicated Layer interface that lets you set up layers and splitting points faster than ever.


Opening the “Edit” panel of the Play window reveals the real power of SampleTank 4’s completely re-designed new sound engine, letting you dig into even the smallest detail.

Whether you’re looking to surgically craft a sound or just make an instrument sit better in your mix, SampleTank 4 gives you the controls to make it happen without opening another plug-in.


Animate your sound

SampleTank 4 turns presets into performances with 4 new “Player” sections:

the Arpeggiator, Strummer, Phraser and Loop Manager.

These 4 powerful new Players make SampleTank 4 one of the most powerful groove creation workstations ever.


Mix faster than ever

SampleTank has always made it easy to layer and mix sounds, and the new Parts interface streamlines this process even more, with visual indications of each sound loaded, and instant access to volume, pan, mute, and solo controls.


Mixing is faster and more powerful, with in-interface access to all onboard effects. You can mix an entire track in one window, keeping you focused on the music and not menu-diving.

The best effects get even better

SampleTank 4 adds 13 new effects for a grand total of 70. You’ve never heard effects like these in a virtual instrument – they’re all derived from our industry-leading AmpliTube and T-RackS software.


From unbelievably realistic tube saturation to classic analog pedal effects, professional studio processors to creative effects, you can shape your sound with the same effects heard on countless hit records and film scores.

SampleTank 4 also adds a new effects modulation matrix, giving you more ways to modulate and shape your sound than ever before. Map any parameter of the effects to the source of your choice, adjust curves and levels, and more.

Hands-on control

SampleTank 4 also adds to its full MIDI control a new seamless integration with IK’s iRig Keys I/O controllers. You can browse and load sounds from the DATA knob, control any of the 8 macros instantly from the touch-sensitive encoders, control the transport and even trigger loops or browse drum samples, or launch live-set ups directly from the integrated pad controllers.


With SampleTank 4 and iRig Keys I/O, you have an entire production system that’s totally plug-n-play.

From the studio to the stage

A great song deserves to be performed, so SampleTank 4 makes this easier than ever to hit the stage. A unique, re-designed Live mode lets you build an entire set list and gives you the controls you need right at your fingertips for your live performances.


SampleTank 4’s Live mode lets you focus on the performance, not your software.

Each song can have its own pre-set tempo, letting you use loops & grooves without needing to adjust settings between songs. And each sound has its own volume control, so you can turn up for your solo without needing to do a thing on stage. Quickly build a set list, and assign program change messages to each sound so you can switch directly from your controller.

What’s New in SampleTank 4.1.3

Added compatibility with the new IK Product Manager for easier download & installation

Fixed a crash on launch on latest Windows 10 versions

Fixed a bug regarding fonts not being properly loaded on Windows


SampleTank 4

Works as a multi-platform plug-in and as a Standaloneapplication

Content structured in Instruments, Multis and MIDI Patterns

Fully compatible with macOS and Windows

Supported plug-in formats: AAX, VST 2, VST 3, and AudioUnits

16 part multitimbral

16 individual stereo outputs

Info view with specific information and 3D icon for eachinstrument

Mix view and full mix parameters control

Live mode for instantaneous sounds loading, organized in setlists and songs

Expandable instrument library

Pad interface lets you launch patterns, loops or singlenotes seamlessly from iRig Keys I/O or any MIDI controller

70 studio quality effects

Layers allow for creating splits and layers

Edit view for in depth editing of all synth engineparameters, independently for all the elements or articulations that areincluded in the instrument

Custom modulation for synth engine and effects parameters

Advanced instrument browsing with convenient search function

BPM syncable time-based effects, audio loop instruments andLFOs

Four play modes including mono legato with portamento

Zone switch allows to edit individual key-zones for theselected sound element or articulation

Multi Articulation and Key Switch instrument control

Easy to use assignable MIDI control to any parameter withMIDI Learn

Compatible with all previous "Powered bySampleTank" sound modes and sounds. (Older libraries imported through theuse of SampleTank 3 CS.)

Import feature allows users to import .wav and .aiff samples

3 Synth Engines




Effects list

Amps: American Vintage, British Tube Lead 2, Cabinet, Flexi,Jazz Amp 120, Modern Tube Lead, Preamp, SVT Classic, Tone Control

Distortion: Crusher, Distortion, Lo-Fi, Overdrive,Overscream, Phonograph, Sat-X

Dynamics/EQ: Channel Strip, Compressor, Black 76, BritishChannel, Bus Comp, EQ-81, EQ Comp, EQ-PG, Limiter, Model 670, Parametric EQ,Vintage EQ-1A, White 2A

Modulation: AM Modulation, AutoPan, Chorus, Chorus C1,Electric Flanger, FM Modulator, Ensemble, Env Flanger, Flanger, Multi Chorus,Opto Tremolo, Phaser, Rotary, Slicer, Small Phazer, Tremolo, Uni-V

Reverb/Delay: Ambience, ConvoRoom, Digital Delay, Reverb,Reverb Delay, Inverse Reverb, Room Reverb, Spring Reverb, Stereo Imager, TapeEcho Hall Reverb, Plate Reverb

Filter: Acoustic Resonance, Filter-C, Filter Formant,Filter-M, Filter-O, Filter Phaser, Filter-R, Env Filter, LFO Filter, Piano Lid,MultiFilter, Wah 47h

3 Play Modes



Mono Legato

System Requirements

SampleTank is a 64-bit application. Requires a 64 bit CPUand Operating System.


Mac (64-bits)

Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i5 suggested), 4 GBof RAM (8 GB suggested), macOS 10.10 or later. 40 GB (SampleTank 4 SE), 128 GB(SampleTank 4), 300 GB (SampleTank 4 MAX) of hard drive space.

Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.

Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST3, AAX.


Windows (64-bits)

Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Intel Corei5 suggested), 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows 7 or later. 40 GB(SampleTank 4 SE), 128 GB (SampleTank 4), 300 GB (SampleTank 4 MAX) of harddrive space.

Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.

Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.

Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

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