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  • gabbbygabbby

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 11/27/03 at 09:04
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Everything seems ok ... installation of shit on the back of the instruments, but other than that, nothing to report.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Config: G4 Dual 1.25 GHz Pro, Digital Performer 3.11 ...

    Well, frankly, I who have purchased a dual pro for 2 times more power, I am disgusted!

    ST2 does not support dual processing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And if not, I have some small problems with the tracks that MIDI n'apparraissent not in the list, and some crashes royal! I came across that stretch of samples merdent totally!

    SO: For me this app is no test!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a week.

    More:
    - The instrumental sounds
    - The effect module
    - The simplic…
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    Everything seems ok ... installation of shit on the back of the instruments, but other than that, nothing to report.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Config: G4 Dual 1.25 GHz Pro, Digital Performer 3.11 ...

    Well, frankly, I who have purchased a dual pro for 2 times more power, I am disgusted!

    ST2 does not support dual processing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And if not, I have some small problems with the tracks that MIDI n'apparraissent not in the list, and some crashes royal! I came across that stretch of samples merdent totally!

    SO: For me this app is no test!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a week.

    More:
    - The instrumental sounds
    - The effect module
    - The simplicitbr /> - performance (still good)

    Less:
    - A soft poorly finished and not test !!!!!!!!!

    I would do this choice? Yes, but without the bugs, and a stable and accomplished!
    If you are not in a rush, wait a bit to see if IK will perform all necessary ...
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  • emanaosemanaos

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 02/12/04 at 16:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All manuals (paper, pdf, notepad ...) are in English only!
    But for the installation, not rocket science.
    The module comes in 9 CD: 8 for sound, for a plug-in (with other soft IK demo.)
    Better to install the first sounds (so done), where there is 4.65 GB free.
    It's very fastoche PC (I guess Mac too), but a little slow due to load CD 8 one after the other. CDs do not auto-run. They are opened, click on the installer, choose the destination, it deselects the instruments we do not want. But there is no problem to remove or add if you will, by manually moving the files (3 per sound). That's the advantage of samplers.
    For the plug-in, the only thing complex is the registration, without …
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    All manuals (paper, pdf, notepad ...) are in English only!
    But for the installation, not rocket science.
    The module comes in 9 CD: 8 for sound, for a plug-in (with other soft IK demo.)
    Better to install the first sounds (so done), where there is 4.65 GB free.
    It's very fastoche PC (I guess Mac too), but a little slow due to load CD 8 one after the other. CDs do not auto-run. They are opened, click on the installer, choose the destination, it deselects the instruments we do not want. But there is no problem to remove or add if you will, by manually moving the files (3 per sound). That's the advantage of samplers.
    For the plug-in, the only thing complex is the registration, without which we can not get the version Buge non (indispensable! To believe they did it on purpose ...) Therefore s' save the internet by exchanging not serial numbers. After you have access to the site to download the latest version of the plug-in (it does not download a patch, but the whole plug-in: 9.37 MB for PC.)

    Especially for those who have already tested the free version (available on the site www.sampletank.com (http://www.sampletank.com)), the use is simple and intuitive. It supports the sound by double-clicking it. Plus the sound is bigger, it is time to load. This is the disadvantage of samplers.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    I have a PC PIV 2.4, 512 MB I use Cubase SL 01.
    No problem of adequacy.
    Sometimes it crashes to force to change all the time of his (when the bank sweeps in search of the pearl ...), but I can not tell if it's because of that saturates hard or soft that the wrong door.
    Overall, and in a serene and peaceful use, no particular instability.

    Clicking on a small window, one can check combient is pumped RAM.
    The instruments 'rich' are on average around 20 MB The biggest (piano entitled Pop Acoustic Grand YM) is 91.7 MB Most are less than 5 MB

    OVERALL OPINION

    Finally, the main issue is the sound!
    What you can have as its general bank for € 500?
    Well: sounds that are worth their price, no more, no less.
    Is not zero. It's not amazing.
    In disappointment, I put the electric pianos, organs and synths.
    In the pleasant surprises, acoustic pianos, the sax, vocals.
    In the right without more, the sounds of orchestral instruments (almost complete), the choice of percu loops as well as in rhythm and bass.
    The correct but somewhat better, the bass and drum kitt (but I'm pretty demanding on it.)

    So SampleTank 2 XL is a product that provides general public for a price fairly standard samplers in a bank's competitors varied, which allows for a lot of things, but that claim quickly reinforcements.
    In short, it was worth the money, which is not bad.

    I like the handling of the product. Many settings are possible, including the color of the interface! Many effects, many of his, the ability to import Akai and Wave ...
    But I expect the release of Sonik Synth 2 to expand my range of sound.
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  • Edd El ManoucheEdd El Manouche

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 03/10/04 at 19:13
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Yay

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Owl

    OVERALL OPINION

    Ca is generally good in the vein expander hard consensus, everyone is happy, we take no risk to a max rake.
    BUT the effect section is excellent ... really.
    The comp, eq are very powerful (TFW tracks. .. not that great a master as too straight forward, but on isolated sounds, damn powerful), the tone control is just as fabulous (AmpliTube), the effect I like lo-fi as well, the reverbs / delays trs are doing well ... and the rest finally ... ahaha. (Yum simulator vinyl)
    C's or one understands the stratgie of ik m.
    If the sounds are bland and consensual departure, the multi-effect yields the grain you want.
    As in t…
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    Yay

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Owl

    OVERALL OPINION

    Ca is generally good in the vein expander hard consensus, everyone is happy, we take no risk to a max rake.
    BUT the effect section is excellent ... really.
    The comp, eq are very powerful (TFW tracks. .. not that great a master as too straight forward, but on isolated sounds, damn powerful), the tone control is just as fabulous (AmpliTube), the effect I like lo-fi as well, the reverbs / delays trs are doing well ... and the rest finally ... ahaha. (Yum simulator vinyl)
    C's or one understands the stratgie of ik m.
    If the sounds are bland and consensual departure, the multi-effect yields the grain you want.
    As in the triphop, grain and warm ESPECIALLY crados is essential, and I was REALLY impressed with this plug.
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  • NoNo

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 08/02/05 at 06:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    OK, no problem

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Ragit well my triturations. Crashes from time to time, nothing mchant, but it's true that a can soon eat the prcesseur ...! (My PC config PIV2.4Ghz, 512MB, Asus motherboard)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 1 year, and overall, as I read before, it was the right thing, I am not below average.

    But I am not above not because of this quality that makes his famous default: the effects section. She is super efficient (in fact we would like to use it outside of the software, for example the audio ...) and needed to do better with the sounds of bases sometimes downright means (of both ZrO ...).

    The problem for me is that I am far from …
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    OK, no problem

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Ragit well my triturations. Crashes from time to time, nothing mchant, but it's true that a can soon eat the prcesseur ...! (My PC config PIV2.4Ghz, 512MB, Asus motherboard)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 1 year, and overall, as I read before, it was the right thing, I am not below average.

    But I am not above not because of this quality that makes his famous default: the effects section. She is super efficient (in fact we would like to use it outside of the software, for example the audio ...) and needed to do better with the sounds of bases sometimes downright means (of both ZrO ...).

    The problem for me is that I am far from being the king of fignoloage with sound effects and I ended not going crazy grind small knobs of the small interface with my mouse ...! !

    Probably with a controller I have more fun ... I will change my rating if has been confirmed ...
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  • guitarwildguitarwild

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 09/20/05 at 08:55
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Installation is no problem, it's true, there is a destination for the program, and another for her, it's normal, it is on, following a further notice read that if you do has failed or is the destination, well shame is not the fault of the software if the installer does not follow the steps to take, it's true that long, but every app that has several CD, any incompatibilities, while the sound loads, no bugs, no worries really, it's true it's resource heavy, but after realizing the operation (do not open multiple Sampltank) and the ability to "freeze "the instrument, and then we can open more, so good, manual in English, damage

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    KT4AV MSI, AMD Athlon proc, 1.…
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    Installation is no problem, it's true, there is a destination for the program, and another for her, it's normal, it is on, following a further notice read that if you do has failed or is the destination, well shame is not the fault of the software if the installer does not follow the steps to take, it's true that long, but every app that has several CD, any incompatibilities, while the sound loads, no bugs, no worries really, it's true it's resource heavy, but after realizing the operation (do not open multiple Sampltank) and the ability to "freeze "the instrument, and then we can open more, so good, manual in English, damage

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    KT4AV MSI, AMD Athlon proc, 1.8 ghz, 1024 ram, 80MB hard disk, sound card + creamware scope, I use Cubase Sampletank 2XL XS2, everything is stable, no worries ,!!!! the PC is only a computer music

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for over a year and every day, even when the least is the choice of instruments is being done with the mouse, the arrows of choice up / down are really too small not found any shortcuts keyboard, I try several sampler (giga / akai) and Sampletank 2XL is actually faster to load (important not to lose the thread of the composition) the price is right even if it's still too expensive, but This avoids the purchase of other software of this type, so I find it complete (apart all manip a mouse) I would not hesitate to repeat this choice, I spoke and showed a musician friends, when it is said one can understand the simplicity of this app
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  • solo84solo84

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 01/05/10 at 12:38
    I worked with it one week at a friend's. He also has Colossus, so I was able to compare them. I'll tell you more about that later!

    I didn't install nor authorize it, so I can't say anything about it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It works very good and the design is all right.
    It runs fine, doesn't crash.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The sounds: You have everything. And a lot of variety, there are thousands and pretty varied sounds. Most sections (strings, pianos, etc.) offer different sound "characters", with different recordings, conditions, etc. I had the impression that several libraries were mixed together, which I love, because you have lots of choices!

    In terms of quality, it g…
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    I worked with it one week at a friend's. He also has Colossus, so I was able to compare them. I'll tell you more about that later!

    I didn't install nor authorize it, so I can't say anything about it.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It works very good and the design is all right.
    It runs fine, doesn't crash.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The sounds: You have everything. And a lot of variety, there are thousands and pretty varied sounds. Most sections (strings, pianos, etc.) offer different sound "characters", with different recordings, conditions, etc. I had the impression that several libraries were mixed together, which I love, because you have lots of choices!

    In terms of quality, it goes from awesome to ridiculous and awful. But you eventually end up finding what you need thanks to the number of sounds available.

    It's very musical: You go fast, it sounds fine, it's full of life and uses very little resources! On the other hand, it is outclassed in terms of sound by more modern libraries.

    Compared to Colossus, the latter has a larger library, considering the number of layers and the quality of the samples. However, Sampletank 2 is more practical and musical! When looking for a sound we started with Colossus (which is 3 years more recent + with better sampling quality) and 9 out 10 times we ended up using ST2!

    It's a Swiss-army knife that can save you in many situations!
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  • DJ HennyDJ Henny

    Decent all purpose VST sampler

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 01/29/11 at 16:55
    This VST installed nicely and quickly and has worked nicely on both of my computers. I have used it on a low end computer (1.8GHZ pentium and 1gb ram) as well as my current (2.5GHZ Core2Quad & 4GB ram) and it runs decently on both. On the low end PC it does suffer some delay and latency in the sound but other than that it is pretty fine. The lbirary is easily accessable and nice to use, and is operated via folders on display on the GUI of the VST. It is nicely organised into instrument types and then the actual instruments. It works nicely in both of the DAW's that I use, Ableton and FL Studio.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    This software works well in FL Studio with no hiccups, however …
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    This VST installed nicely and quickly and has worked nicely on both of my computers. I have used it on a low end computer (1.8GHZ pentium and 1gb ram) as well as my current (2.5GHZ Core2Quad & 4GB ram) and it runs decently on both. On the low end PC it does suffer some delay and latency in the sound but other than that it is pretty fine. The lbirary is easily accessable and nice to use, and is operated via folders on display on the GUI of the VST. It is nicely organised into instrument types and then the actual instruments. It works nicely in both of the DAW's that I use, Ableton and FL Studio.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    This software works well in FL Studio with no hiccups, however I have to run Ableton Live in administrator mode to get it to work, otherwise Ableton will display it as an unsupported vst. The bank of stock sounds that comes with Sampletank is very decent and is very good for acoustic instruments. The CPU load is pretty low too so there is no problems with stacking up sounds. The memory usage is also low for a VST of the nature that it is, it has hundreds upon hundreds of preset sounds in the library. There seems to be a problem with stability though, as this VST has crashed FL multiple times upon loading. I'm not sure if it is specific patches causing this or the VST itself.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I love some of the sounds on offer from this VST, especially the guitars and some of the strings. However the other acoustic sounds, most notably the pianos, on offer are extremely flat and dry. These sounds are designed for layering. I cannot seem to find a search function on the VST too, this makes finding patches previously used an absolute nightmare. I would still get this VST though knowing what I know now. Just a pre caution, make sure you know how to compress and EQ your sounds correctly before you purchase this VST.
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  • Rebels09Rebels09

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 05/02/09 at 06:02
    No
    no
    no
    no

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Yes
    yes
    idk
    no

    OVERALL OPINION

    Not yet
    making beats
  • FP UserFP User

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 10/31/08 at 16:00
    Nope nothing missing here. You pretty much have everything you need to really manipulate sounds in this plugin. The effects are great and you get a lot of options for editing samples.

    Price paid

    $350

    Wasn't really hard to get around after reading the manual but they(IK) should make it a little more intuitive to use.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The sound quality is great! Everything sounds great from the bass to the percussions. The brass instruments in my opinion are pretty wack but I don't really incorporate brass into my beats unless they're samples from records. There doesn't seem to be enough synth instruments to get your crunk on but what can you do? Other than that everything …
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    Nope nothing missing here. You pretty much have everything you need to really manipulate sounds in this plugin. The effects are great and you get a lot of options for editing samples.

    Price paid

    $350

    Wasn't really hard to get around after reading the manual but they(IK) should make it a little more intuitive to use.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    The sound quality is great! Everything sounds great from the bass to the percussions. The brass instruments in my opinion are pretty wack but I don't really incorporate brass into my beats unless they're samples from records. There doesn't seem to be enough synth instruments to get your crunk on but what can you do? Other than that everything sounds great! Especially the bass & strings.

    It crashes on me a lot but I think that might because of low PC memory or something. I wouldn't recommend getting this plugin unless you have a really well-built computer to run this on. I can't even have two instruments playing out of Sampletank at the same time without it crashing on me. Definitely upgrade your computer before getting this.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's alright. I'm a sample-based producer so I don't really use much of the sounds anyways. The only instruments I really use out of Sampletank is the bass. It's a good plugin but I'm sticking to hardware from now on. I have a Roland JV-1080 on the way as we speak.

    Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
    Posted by: I.Q. ( 6-, 2005)
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  • FP UserFP User

    IK Multimedia Sampletank 2 XLPublished on 10/31/08 at 16:00
    I wouldnt say anything for features is missing, they got all that on lock

    Price paid:$350 USD

    at first i didnt even need to read the manual, i just started going through sounds and started to tweak em, id say its very easy to use

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    As far as sounds go, most of em are pretty good, depending on how well you can tweak em out you can really get an interesting sound out of it. i would say strings are the best sounds in sampletank, they have some good ethnics too

    it has crashed on me a couple times when i tried to open some fx

    OVERALL OPINION

    This thing is crazy, you can do so much with it, its one of those "bread and butter" vsts

    Originally p…
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    I wouldnt say anything for features is missing, they got all that on lock

    Price paid:$350 USD

    at first i didnt even need to read the manual, i just started going through sounds and started to tweak em, id say its very easy to use

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    As far as sounds go, most of em are pretty good, depending on how well you can tweak em out you can really get an interesting sound out of it. i would say strings are the best sounds in sampletank, they have some good ethnics too

    it has crashed on me a couple times when i tried to open some fx

    OVERALL OPINION

    This thing is crazy, you can do so much with it, its one of those "bread and butter" vsts

    Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
    Posted by: xtrordinare ( 3-, 2006)
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