A sample workstation that focuses on every

category of instruments and sounds, right out
of the box.

Unique ability to control and synchronize the
pitch and time of samples, with unprecedented
sound manipulation possibilities.

Includes superb Acoustic Grand Pianos, Strings,
Brass, Winds, Vocals, Orchestral sounds, Organs,
Percussion, Drums, Basses, Guitars, Synths,
Loops, Ethnic samples and more.

Fully-expandable and customizable sound
system capable of opening any “Powered by
SampleTank” instruments and can also import
WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI and SampleCell.

Includes the most powerful multi-effects
system available in a virtual instrument, with
33 different types of effects and up to 90
available at one time.

Standalone as well as plug-in for the most
popular platforms.

User Manual

SampleTank 2
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PLEASE NOTE
SampleTank® is a registered trademark of IK Multimedia. All other product
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for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during
IK Multimedia’s sound model development and for describing certain types of
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2.2. Legato.3 3. 36 pag. 22 pag.2 1. 16 pag. 13 pag.1.2. 6 III License Agreement pag.x Starting SampleTank 2 in Nuendo® 3 Starting SampleTank 2 in Tracktion® 3 pag. 36 pag.SampleTank 2 ® Table of Contents I Contents pag.3 2.3.3. 11 pag.5 2. 31 pag. 29 pag. 11 pag. 23 pag. 3 II Interface pag.1 3. 18 pag. 20 pag. 30 pag.x Starting SampleTank 2 in Acid® 6.1 3.x Starting SampleTank 2 in Live® 6.2 3.3 2. 36 pag.2 3.3 3.2. 13 pag.5 3.6 2. 22 pag. 36 pag.3 SampleTank 2 Overview Introduction What is SampleTank 2 Features pag.1 1.10 Getting started with SampleTank 2 Using SampleTank 2 as a Standalone Starting SampleTank 2 in Standalone mode Loading and playing instruments Controlling instruments: the MIX window Using SampleTank 2 as a Plug-in Starting SampleTank 2 in Pro Tools® 7.7 3. 31 pag. 31 pag.3 3. 27 pag.1.4 3.2.1 2. 23 pag.2. 27 pag.1.9 2.x Starting SampleTank 2 in Cubase™ 4 Starting SampleTank 2 in Logic® Pro 7. 34 pag.Contents ­­­­­­­­­ . 20 pag.1. 24 Chapter 3 3. 37 I .4. 12 Chapter 2 2.3.1.2. 21 pag.7 2.1 3.2.2 2. 36 pag.6 3.1 3. 31 pag.2.8 2.8 3.1. 13 pag. 36 pag.2. 31 pag.CURVE) Portamento Time (P.2.2. 21 pag. 27 pag.x / Logic® Express Starting SampleTank 2 in Digital Performer™ 5. and Poly Modes Portamento Curve (P.2 2.4 2.x Starting SampleTank 2 in Sonar® 6 Starting SampleTank 2 in GarageBand™ 3.3 3.1 Controlling SampleTank 2 PART CONTROLS Synth-Sampler section MACRO controls section LOOP sync Mono.1.2 3.2.1 2.1.1 2. 8 Chapter 1 1.1.1.2 2.2 3. 30 pag.1. 24 pag.4 3. 24 pag.TIME) Part Pan Part Volume EFFECTS controls Part Insert Effects (PART) Send Effects (SEND) Master 1-2 Insert Effects (MASTER) MASTER CONTROLS Master Loop Sync Master Pan Master Volume MINI Keyboard Chord pag. 11 pag. 34 pag.

9 7.6 7.2 5. 55 pag. 61 Chapter 7 7.2 6.4 8. 67 pag. 43 pag. 59 pag.2 8. 75 pag. 49 pag.6. AIFF.3 7. 71 pag.6 3.1 8.2 4.5 7. 66 pag.10 SYNTH-SAMPLER controls Resampling controls Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PSTS) controls STRETCH controls Filter controls Envelope 1 controls Envelope 2 controls LFO 1 controls LFO 2 controls Velocity controls Range controls pag. 74 pag. 37 pag.3 Editing and saving sounds Instruments and USER PRESETS Working with COMBI PRESETS Back-up function pag.6. 76 ­­­­­­­­­ I . 63 pag.3 Multi-Effects Unit SampleTank 2 Multi-Effects Unit Effects Structure Effects Mode Selection Effect list EQ/COMP Reverberation and Delay Ambience Spring Reverb CSReverb Delay Filters Filter Envelope Filter Multi Filter pag.3 8.7 8. 59 pag.9 ZONE control MIDI CTL association PROGRAM CHANGE association PREFERENCES (PREFS) Other controls pag. 74 pag. 73 pag. 39 pag. 73 pag.6. 44 pag. 68 pag. 63 pag. 59 pag. 74 pag. 49 pag. 66 pag.2 7.5 8. 40 pag. 41 Chapter 4 4.7.3 4. and SDII formats Import AKAI S1000-3000 Import SampleCell pag.3 8.6. 75 pag. 47 Chapter 5 5.8 3.7. 63 pag. 72 pag.3 5.1 7. 76 pag.2 8. 75 pag. 45 pag.4 Importing instruments in SampleTank 2 Import sounds in SampleTank 2 Import sample and loops in WAV.1 4. 64 pag. 68 pag.SampleTank 2 ® 3.6 8.4 Organizing instruments Instruments location Managing sound organization Search function Keywords and User Keywords pag.1 6. 69 pag.2 8.1 5.4 8. 43 pag. 49 pag.5 3. 37 pag.Contents . 71 pag.7 7.4 7. 70 Chapter 8 8.1 8.7. 71 pag.8 7.1 8. 75 pag.7 3. 56 Chapter 6 6.

2 8. 82 pag. 79 pag.9.1 8.3 8.12. 81 pag.2 8.1 Automating parameters pag.1 User Area pag.8.9. 87 pag. 79 pag.3 8. 85 pag.4 8.1 Polyphony and CPU performance 10.3 8.12. 81 pag. 93 pag.1 8. 83 pag.8 8.10.1 8.8. 81 pag.9. 87 pag.10.1 8.2 Get the most out of your SampleTank 2 pag. 82 pag. 81 pag.10.8.11 8.8. 87 pag. 83 pag.SampleTank 2 ® 8.2 8. 83 pag.13 8.2 Wah-Wah Modulations Chorus and Multi Chorus Phaser AM Modulation and FM Modulation Flanger Envelope Flanger Panning Auto Pan Tremolo Rotary Speaker Distortion Lo-Fi Distortion Phonograph Crusher Overdrive Amp Simulation Pre Amp Tone Control Cabinet Mix/Master Param EQ Channel Strip Compressor Limiter Dance Slicer BPM syncable effects Chapter 9 Automation 9. 95 I .4 8. 81 pag.4 8. 78 pag. 79 pag. 77 pag.11.1 8. 83 pag. 77 pag.12.Contents Notes ­­­­­­­­­ .2 8.9 8.12 8. 89 Chapter 11 Troubleshooting Chapter 12 Support 12. 84 pag.11.3 8. 79 pag. 80 pag. 80 pag.11. 78 pag.10.10.7. 82 pag.8.2 8. 93 pag. 77 pag. 77 pag. 79 pag.3 8.5 8. 80 pag.13.5 8.10 8.12. 79 pag.1 8. 85 Chapter 10 Tips and Tricks 10.4 8.13. 78 pag.

SampleTank 2 ® Plug-in and Standalone Sample Workstation Easy to use full MIDI control 16 Stereo Outputs 16 part multitimbral sound module with mix view and full mix parameters control More than 30 DSP effects to choose from ­­­­­­­­­ II .Interface .

Interface ­­­­­­­­­ .SampleTank 2 ® MIDI Program change Imports WAV. SDII. AIFF. AKAI® and SampleCell™ directly from the plug-in Customizable keywords and sound search function 256 note polyphony Zone feature for single sample accurate editing 5 effects per voice II .

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SampleTank 2
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SampleTank 2
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Chapter 1 SampleTank 2 Overview
1.1 Introduction
SampleTank 2 is the ultimate sample workstation. SampleTank 2 works
as a standalone application and as a plug-in instrument, compatible with
virtually every software sequencer such as Pro Tools®, Digital Performer™,
Cubase™, Logic™, Live 6, Sonar™, and comes with more than 6 GB of high
quality sounds.
No other hardware or software synth/sampler lets you browse through
thousands of top-quality sounds with one click, select them in a flash, and
have them ready for you in seconds... A complete sonic arsenal is ready to
inspire and enrich your musical ideas. The SampleTank 2 sound palette
covers from Superb Acoustic Grand Pianos, Strings, Brass, Winds, Vocals,
Orchestral sounds, Organs, Percussion, to Drums, Basses, Guitars, Synths,
Loops and Ethnic samples.
For the first time in a sample-based instrument, 3 synth engines can be
switched on the fly to provide more sound flexibility than ever before: traditional Resampling, Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch and our all new STRETCH™
engine.
SampleTank 2 makes it easy to access more than 50 new synth-engine
parameters including Multi-mode filters, Envelopes, LFOs and more, so you
can create your own custom patches.
SampleTank 2 offers a powerful yet flexible synth-engine, a top-notch multieffects unit, and the widest selection of high-quality playable sounds. All of
this tremendous creative power is packed in a musician friendly interface so
everything you need to make great music is right in front of you.

1.2 What is SampleTank 2
SampleTank 2 is a polyphonic, multitimbral, sample-workstation with multieffects and proprietary sound banks, all combined together into a unique
virtual instrument and plug-in. SampleTank 2 uses samples as oscillator
waveforms but with a synth engine that is much more flexible than conventional hardware samplers. This makes SampleTank 2 more like a complex
workstation than a traditional sampler, with 32-bit floating-point processing
of superior quality.
To use SampleTank 2, all you need is a computer and an audio interface/card
with low latency drivers. However, we strongly recommend having a master-keyboard/MIDI controller connected to your audio interface so you can
naturally interact with SampleTank 2. In order to use the plug-in version
of SampleTank 2, you’ll need a MIDI sequencer compatible with one of the
major plug-in formats (AU, VST, and RTAS).

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1.3 Features
Summarized here are SampleTank 2’s main features:
• SampleTank 2 works as a standalone application as well as a plug-in
in Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP / Vista).
• Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and AU.
• Imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL directly
from the plug-in.
• 16 part multitimbral sound module with layerable parts.
• 16 individual stereo outputs.
• Mix view and full mix parameters control.
• 3 synth engines: Newly enhanced STRETCH™ and Pitch-Shift/TimeStretch (PSTS) plus traditional Resampling.
• Powerful Effects section that includes Part, Send and Master effects.
• Send Effects includes Send and Return controls and Pre-Post
options.
• Range Controls allows for creating complex splits and layers.
• Instrument browsing.
• Total sound editing with full access to 50 Synth-Sampler engine
controls.
• BPM syncable LFOs.
• Portamento Time and Curve controls.
• Part Loop Sync.
• Zone feature for single sample accurate editing.
• 33 built-in DSP effects.
• EQ/Comp.
• Reverb, Spring Reverb, New CSReverb, Reverb Delay, Ambience,
Delay.
• Filter, Envelope Filter, Multi Filter, Wah-Wah.
• Chorus, Multi Chorus, Phaser, AM Modulation, FM Modulation,
Flanger, Envelope Flanger.
• Auto Pan, Tremolo, Rotary Speaker.
• Lo-Fi, Distortion, Phonograph, Crusher, Overdrive.
• Pre Amp, Tone Control, Cabinet.
• Parametric EQ, Channel Strip (with Gain control) Compressor,
Limiter.
• Slicer.
• Independent Part and Master Volume/Pan controls.
• Expanded easy to use full MIDI control.
• Responds to MIDI Program change.
• User preset and module save features.
• Convenient back-up function.
• Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated
sounds database.
• 256 notes polyphony.
• Customizable display colors.

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Getting started Audio Driver: SampleTank 2 is compatible with any ASIO or DirectX audio interface in Windows and any Core Audio compatible audio interface in Mac OS X.2 2 . you can use SampleTank 2 for live applications (when there is no need for a complex sequencer setup) or in a second computer (dedicated for virtual instruments). as each PART can be triggered from an individual MIDI input and then routed to its own separate stereo output. For example. 2. this allows SampleTank 2 to have all the functionality and flexibility of the plug-in in a self-contained software instrument. the AUDIO MIDI SETUP (figure 2.1 Using SampleTank 2 as a Standalone figure 2.2) window will appear. you can launch SampleTank 2 from your application folder and use it without the need of a host application.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 2 Getting started with SampleTank 2 SampleTank 2 can be used in standalone mode or as a plug-in. Audio MIDI Setup When launching SampleTank 2 standalone for the first time. ­­­­­­­­­13 .1.1 Starting SampleTank 2 in Standalone mode In standalone mode. In fact.1 2. This window is also found under the Settings menu at the top of the screen. figure 2. Here you will select the audio card and MIDI device that will be used in SampleTank 2.

2 . Mac OS X SampleTank 2 is compatible with Core Audio compatible audio interfaces in Mac OS X. such as ASIO or DirectX figure 2. The drop down menu on the left selects the type of driver to use. On Mac OS X the only possible Audio Driver choice is “CoreAudio.” The drop down selects the audio interface.5) is used to configure the 16 assignable outputs in SampleTank 2 with specific audio outputs on the chosen audio interface.4 figure 2. we strongly suggest the ASIO setting when using Virtual Instruments such as SampleTank 2.4). This allows you to assign where the audio from SampleTank 2 is routed.3).Getting started .3 The drop down menu on the right selects the actual audio interface. There is one drop down menu to select the “Audio Driver” (figure 2. figure 2.SampleTank 2 ® Windows There are two drop down menus to select the “Audio Driver” (figure 2. It will be either ASIO (preferred) or DirectX.5 ­­­­­­­­­14 Outputs Routing: the Outputs Routing (figure 2. Considering that an ASIO compatible sound card will perform with faster response and lower latency than a DirectX one.

figure 2.7). this panel could contain more advanced feature settings on the audio interface drivers.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­15 . MIDI Input: the MIDI input drop down menu allows you to select the MIDI input device with which you will control SampleTank 2.” for an easy recall of the last open state of your SampleTank 2. This will create the least amount of possible latency during playback. Any MIDI interface or controller with Windows XP / Vista or MAC OSX driver support will work with SampleTank 2.7 In SampleTank 2.In Settings/Preferences: • Typing the BPM value in the Tempo box and then clicking OK. Not all audio interfaces have the same sample rates or buffer settings. set the buffer size as small as possible without clicks and pops. These settings are dependent on the driver of the audio interface itself.SampleTank 2 ® Sample Rate and Buffer Size: the sample rate and buffer size drop down menus (figure 2.6) allow you to change the sample rate and buffer size of the audio interface. Preferences The Preferences window (figure 2. This panel is only available when ASIO drivers are selected. Depending on the audio interface. as well as to select “Reload previous session on Startup. • Clicking the Tap button (at least 5 times) with a steady pulse and then 2 . figure 2. you can change the BPM Tempo in different ways: .6 To get the optimum performance from SampleTank 2 standalone. Panel: this control will open the Control panel for the selected audio interface. (Settings > Preferences) allows you to adjust the Tempo for internal Loop Sync and BPM sync effects.

TEMPO: this will display the Tempo of the current SampleTank 2 session.In the main SampleTank 2 window.9 figure 2. CPU Load: this meter is provided for quick reference on the available CPU resources.8) located at the bottom of SampleTank 2 standalone provides the following information: figure 2. figure 2. (SHIFT+T or T with Caps lock enabled).SampleTank 2 ® clicking OK. • The recognized BPM value will be displayed in the Tempo field.10 ­­­­­­­­­16 2 . 2. This tempo controls SYNC related synth parameters and Tempo dependent effects.2 Loading and playing instruments The available instruments are displayed in the BROWSER window in the middle of the SampleTank 2 interface (figure 2.9). (you have to close the previously opened Preferences window): • On your computer keyboard.8 READY: this will tell you whether or not the application is working correctly. . press the Uppercase T letter at least 5 times.10). This allows you to check your performance while using SampleTank 2. This folder is called the “root” folder and its location is stored in the SampleTank PREFERENCES (figure 2.Getting started . Bottom Info Bar The INFO BAR (figure 2. The BROWSER list of folders and instruments reflects the same folders and instruments organization of the hard disk folder where your sounds are located.1.

15). figure 2. To load an instrument in SampleTank 2. number you easily select the MIDI channel that the selected PART will respond to. figure 2. Every instrument will be loaded into a PART. It will be loaded on the selected part (figure 2.12 The MIX window (figure 2. click on the white triangle again. By clicking and dragging on the CH. Opened folders display the list of available instruments.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­17 . just click on the PART number or in the middle of the part window (figure 2.12). figure 2.11 You can access and change it by clicking Prefs\Browse.13 To select the PART where you want to load an instrument.15 2 . figure 2. To open a folder.14 Every PART responds to a MIDI channel (CH. click on it.13) allows you to load up to 16 SampleTank instruments per module. Folders are indicated with a white triangle (figure 2.11).) (figure 2. To close a folder.14). simply double-click on its name.SampleTank 2 ® figure 2.

figure 2.SampleTank 2 ® Assigning the same MIDI channel to more than one PART enables you to build up large multi-layered sounds. selecting up to 16 different instruments with individual settings but all responding to MIDI CH 1.3 Controlling instruments: the MIX window All the controls included in the MIX window are designed to give you immediate control over your instruments’ mix. PART: each part number is displayed vertically (figure 2. figure 2. and following the aforementioned settings. This is very helpful when you use SampleTank 2 as a standalone application and you want to create a unique Orchestral Combi.19) allows you to monitor only the selected part.19 ­­­­­­­­­18 2 . You can also insert SampleTank 2 in your host application and record MIDI data. Clicking on it or below “Instrument” selects the particular part. MIDI activity is indicated by the PART LED.16 2.16).Getting started .18) allows you to select the MIDI Channel that the selected PART will respond to. You can interact with SampleTank 2. connecting a master keyboard to your audio interface/card. for example.18 SOLO: clicking on the SOLO button (figure 2.17 MIDI CHANNEL (CH): clicking and dragging on the channel field (figure 2. figure 2. or input data via your computer keyboard or by clicking the MINI-keyboard keys with the mouse.17). which lights when MIDI is received on that PART (figure 2. figure 2. import a MIDI file into your host application MIDI track.1.

22 EMPTY: clicking on the EMPTY button (figure 2. figure 2. The value is shown in MB (megabyte). figure 2. figure 2. click on the MB button (figure 2.25 2 . figure 2.20 INSTRUMENT: the name of the loaded instrument is displayed below “Instrument” (figure 2. figure 2. figure 2.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­19 .24 PAN: clicking and dragging the mouse over the PAN value (figure 2.SampleTank 2 ® MUTE: clicking on the MUTE button (figure 2.21).21 RAM USAGE (MB): after loading an instrument.23 POLYPHONY (POLY): clicking and dragging the mouse over the POLY value (figure 2.25) allows you to choose the stereo field position of the selected part.23) unloads the instrument for the selected part.22) to check the memory used by it.20) mutes the selected part.24) allows you to assign a specific amount of polyphony for the selected part.

select and load another instrument for ch 2. SampleTank 2 also functions as a plug-in instrument.26) allows you to adjust the volume of the selected part. • Select SampleTank 2. go to Track/New/MIDI track and click “Create”. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. Channel 2 from its output. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument.2. The max number of stereo outputs is set in PREFERENCES by clicking the PREFS button. figure 2.x.26 OUT: each part can be assigned to an individual stereo output by clicking and dragging the mouse over the OUT value (figure 2.x Launch Pro Tools and create a new session.27). Click on the track insert and select “SampleTank 2” from the following path: Multi-channel plug-in/Instrument/ SampleTank 2. Please read the following instructions about how to start SampleTank 2 in each of the major host applications.1 Starting SampleTank 2 in Pro Tools® 7. figure 2.2 Using SampleTank 2 as a Plug-in In addition to being a standalone application. Play your MIDI controller or the virtual keyboard to monitor SampleTank 2.27 LEVEL: the LEVEL display shows the instrument’s level or VOL value (figure 2.Getting started . To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Pro Tools 7.SampleTank 2 ® VOLUME (VOL): clicking and dragging the mouse over the VOL value (figure 2.x.28 2. figure 2.x 1. just “rec” enable the Pro Tools Instrument track and hit REC from the transport. ­­­­­­­­­20 2 . • In Pro Tools. To record. 2. Go to Track/New/Select “stereo” “instrument track” and click “Create”.28).

just click the REC button from the transport panel. 5. just click the REC button from the transport panel. and then click one more time in the white background square. go back to the left side column again and in the 3rd dark grey box 2 . go to Project/Add Track/MIDI/OK.2 Starting SampleTank 2 in Cubase™ 4 Create a new project.x” as its output and choose “MIDI channel 2. This can also be achieved by switching the ‘transmit’ MIDI channel on your MIDI keyboard when you record your parts.” .SampleTank2. This should launch you into the MIDI Instr section. • In Cubase 4. Alternatively. • Select “1. To record. Double click on an “Instrument track” and insert SampleTank 2 in its “I/O” (Mono or Stereo / AU Instruments / IK Multimedia / SampleTank2. If it does not.” for example. x). Now go to the upper left hand corner of this screen and click on the “NEW” menu. Then.x. Go to Devices/VST Instruments. SampleTank 2 interface will show up.2. click in the 2nd dark grey box area (below the icons) and choose “MIDI Instr. To record. At this point all single MIDI events should be assigned to the proper MIDI channel from the Event List editor. go to your left column.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­21 . It is possible to use SampleTank 2 with more than one MIDI channel (up to 16) by selecting “All” in the Logic MIDI Channel field of the Audio Instrument track.” Click on “Input” and follow this path: /Multi Channel/AU Instruments/IK Multimedia/ SampleTank 2. Click each of these numbers once to take away the slash that covers them. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. to set up SampleTank 2 as a Multi Channel Instrument. Go to Windows/Environment. (Blue background).x” from the instrument drop down menu (where it says “No VST Instruments”). Play your MIDI controller or the virtual keyboard to monitor SampleTank 2. select another instrument for part 2. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. please follow the next instructions: . play the virtual keyboard or REC enable the Inst track and play your MIDI controller.2. To monitor SampleTank 2. Double click “Instr 1. 4. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Cubase 4. . 2. Its name will appear as the mixer’s fader input. Select “SampleTank2. Open a new project.SampleTank 2 ® 2. Now. click “Create” in the pop up window so a MIDI track is automatically created. Launch Logic.x / Logic® Express Launch Logic.3 Starting SampleTank 2 in Logic® Pro 7. select “Multi Instrument” (a rectangle with 16 individual slashed boxes should appear). Add until 16 instruments per SampleTank 2 instance. Then.

2.x Launch Digital Performer and create your new session. Double click on SampleTank 2 (just inserted in the Instrument Track). click “rec” on each of the proper MIDI Channels. Rounded B3. Now at the top right corner of the Multi Instrument. ST2 will appear below the multi-instrument rectangle (also on the 3rd dark gray area) and 16 MIDI Channels (ST2 1.x Launch Live and click on a MIDI track in the “Mixer Drop Area”.x-1 (Ch 1)” and REC enable it).x from the Audio Units or VST folder and click/drag it into the “MIDI Track View. Now you will see 2 little white arrows on the Multi Inst top right side.SampleTank 2 ® 6. (Parameter box) click once on “Multi Instrument” and rename it.Getting started .” The SampleTank 2 interface will show ­­­­­­­­­22 2 .” (a mixer’s fader will appear on the screen). change from 1 to “ALL” (holding and dragging your mouse down). From the “Project” menu select “Add Track/Instrument Track” and choose “SampleTank2. . if you’ve selected in ST2 Ch 1. just change each MIDI track’s output to a different SampleTank 2 channel. then click REC on the transport bar and play your musical ideas.4 Starting SampleTank 2 in Digital Performer™ 5.x (stereo) [IK Multimedia].g. Create a MIDI track (it will be automatically routed to “SampleTank2. In Logic Express. e. Press the return/enter key. Mello Ghost. Click on the “Audio Object (mixer’s fader). 0. and in Ch 2. If you want to add more MIDI tracks and then route them to a different SampleTank 2 instrument. To monitor each of the instruments that you’ve selected in your IK workstations. click “rec” on the ST2 1. Now go back to Windows/Arrange. select “Instrument 1” from the “Channel” options. 7. open an instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. Drag the cable from the “Multi Instr” to the “mixer’s fader object. in the “Browser Window” (window on the left hand side of the screen). The “Drop MIDI Effects. go back to upper left hand corner and choose “New/ Audio Object. Now.” Be sure that you have selected an active audio output (non-italics) for the Instrument Track. .5 Starting SampleTank 2 in Live® 6. 9. Please click and hold it so a little virtual plug icon appears. To record. you will see a little white arrow.2. Browse to SampleTank2. 8.” It will change from dark to light gray. ST2 2. etc) have been created in the Arrange window. and or ST2 2 2 (MIDI channels). ST2 will appear in the I/O of the mixer’s fader. On the “Environment” window. just press “rec” on the transport bar and play your musical ideas. just select the MIDI track. For example. Now. 2. ST2.2. On the 3rd dark gray area of the Environment window.” Click “Remove” in the pop up message. Audio Effects or Instruments Here” text will appear in the “MIDI Track View” (bottom window).” located underneath Channel. In “MIDI Channel. click the “Plug-in Browser” button (looks like an electric plug).

(click on the Restore Strip Size icon first) click the MIDI track “R” button (rec) and the “Record” transport button. Then.g. click on the MIDI track “In” button or “rec” enable the MIDI track and play via your MIDI controller. To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Sonar 6. go to Track / New Track / Software Instrument and click “Create. click the REC transport button. click “rec and play” from the transport bar and play your MIDI controller.x). To record.x Launch GarageBand. To monitor. To show/hide the SampleTank 2 interface. 2-SampleTank2.2. just click on the virtual keyboard or play via your MIDI controller. To monitor.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­23 .2. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. 2. go to: Insert \ MIDI tracks.g. x”. just click on the virtual keyboard. • In Live. 2 . To record. Go to: Insert \ Soft Synths \ Vstplugins \ SampleTank2. choose SampleTank2. To record. just click on the virtual keyboard or play via your MIDI controller. • In Sonar 6. select your desired SampleTank 2 channel.7 Starting SampleTank 2 in GarageBand™ 3.x from the “Generator” drop down menu and then click on the “pencil icon. To monitor. • From the “Track In” drop down menu. select another instrument for part 2. To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Live. select your desired SampleTank 2 channel (e.” Expand the “Details” menu (if it is necessary) and in the “Track Info” window. • From the “MIDI To” drop down menu. go to Insert/Insert MIDI Track.SampleTank 2 ® up and it will appear as a “Device” with an XY controller on it. SampleTank 2 interface will appear.” Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. select the Live MIDI channel in which you have inserted SampleTank 2 (e. select another instrument for part 2. 2-MIDI).6 Starting SampleTank 2 in Sonar® 6 Launch Sonar and create your new session. click the “edit plug-in panel” (small wrench) button at the top of the Device window. 2.x\ and press OK. Double click the mini keyboard icon located on top of the MIDI icon. and from its CH (channel) drop down menu. • From the MIDI track’s Output (below the fader) select “SampleTank2.

e.” Select “SampleTank2. click the REC transport button and play your MIDI controller. ­­­­­­­­­24 2 .x from the drop down menu (where it says “No VST Instruments”).g.2.x Launch Acid and go to Insert\MIDI track.Getting started . click the REC transport button. Add a MIDI track from Project / Add track / MIDI menu and select “SampleTank2. select another instrument for part 2. insert another MIDI track and select SampleTank2.2.8 Starting SampleTank 2 in Acid® 6. To playback. To record. 2.SampleTank 2 ® 2. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument. To record. select “SampleTank2. open a new project. select “MIDI channel 2. Then go to Insert again and click on “Soft Synth. insert another MIDI track (SampleTank2.9 Starting SampleTank 2 in Nuendo® 3 Launch Nuendo. When the plug-ins list appears. as well as the MIDI channel 2). Drag and drop a “new filter” from the top right area to the selected track. select “SampleTank2. then go to Devices / VST Instruments and choose SampleTank2. To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Nuendo 3. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument.x will be automatically selected as its output.x 1). click REC on the transport bar. To monitor. • In Acid. arm the MIDI track. To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Acid 6. To monitor. just click on the virtual keyboard or REC enable the track (click “R” from your selected track input device (left area) and play via your MIDI controller. To monitor.x” so its interface will open. select another instrument for part 2.x as its output. To record. just click on the virtual keyboard or REC enable the MIDI track and play via your MIDI controller.” • In the same window. The MIDI channel 1 is selected by default. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. just click on the virtual keyboard or play via your MIDI controller.x” from the “Soft Synth Chooser” window and click “OK.x” from the “MIDI track output” (small keyboard icon with a number below it located in the MIDI track).” 2. open a project and select your “Input device” from a particular track.2.x” as its output. Open a SampleTank 2 instrument folder and double click on a desired instrument.10 Starting SampleTank 2 in Tracktion® 3 Launch Tracktion. “Soft Synth 2 (SampleTank2. • In Nuendo.” its interface will show up.

• From the “destination output for this track” area. track 6). select the Tracktion MIDI channel in which you have inserted SampleTank 2 (e.Getting started ­­­­­­­­­25 . select a new instrument for the part 2. 2 .SampleTank 2 ® To use multiple MIDI channels in SampleTank 2 in Tracktion 3.g. Click on the track name (e.g.g. • Click the “Input device” area so the “MIDI Input” window appears. • Select your desired SampleTank 2 channel (e. • In a new track. select your “Input device”. track 7) to open the track window. moving the channel slider. just follow these simple steps: • In SampleTank 2. 2).

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Chapter 3 Controlling SampleTank 2
3.1 PART CONTROLS

figure 3.1

3.1.1 Synth-Sampler section
SampleTank 2 gives you full control of its powerful synth engine through
the SYNTH-SAMPLER section (figure 3.2). Here you can control more than
50 parameters divided into 8 sections: Synth, Envelope 1-2, Filter, LFO 1-2,
Velocity and Range.

figure 3.2

SampleTank 2 allows you to switch between 3 different types of sample
engines:
Resampling (RESAMP)
This is the method used by conventional samplers (figure 3.3).

figure 3.3

It changes both the pitch and the tempo of a sample at the same time as a
turntable would. It offers the cleanest possible sound, since it simply reads the
samples slower or faster without applying any complex math on the sound.
Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PSTS)
Syncs loops offering independent controls for tempo and pitch (figure 3.4).

figure 3.4

This allows you to speed up or slow down the tempo without affecting the
pitch and viceversa. This is the best engine to use with loops (which generally are constructed from a mix of various elements). In SampleTank 2, a

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GRAIN control has been added to the PSTS engine that allows you to adjust
it more effectively to properly work with a wider variety of loops.
STRETCH (Sampletank Time REsynthesis TeCHnology)
STRETCH syncs loops providing independent tempo, pitch, and harmonics
control (figure 3.5).

figure 3.5

STRETCH works best with single instruments; therefore it can be used when
the loop is made with a riff or a musical phrase performed by a soloist. In
addition, STRETCH can not only be used on “non-pitched sounds” (like some
percussion instruments), but could also be applied on loops with complex
instrument layers (sometimes, this option produces a weird but interesting
sonic result).
To perform LOOP SYNC, SampleTank 2 must know the loop’s BPM, so it will
detect it from the instrument keywords and/or name. It will first scan all
the keywords and in case the BPM information is missing, the name of the
sample will be considered as a second source.
figure 3.6

A 3-digit number either included in the keywords or in the name will be
considered as the LOOP’s BPM (figure 3.6). All the loops produced by IK
Multimedia contain this information. However, if you are working with your
own loops, or you are importing external loops, you can insert the BPM
value adding a keyword to your instrument clicking on the USER KEYWORD
field. In this way, you will be able to use the LOOP SYNC function later on.
To have an overview of the Synth –Sampler sections please read the information below:
SYNTH: clicking on Synth allows you to select the synth engine mode:
RESAMP, PS/TS or STRETCH.
ENVELOPE 1: controls the amplitude or volume of the samples playback.
ENVELOPE 2: controls the Tuning (pitch) of the samples and/or the
frequency of the Filter.
FILTER: allows you to select the Filter Type: Low Pass Filter (LPF), Band
Pass Filter (BPF), and High Pass Filter (HPF) as well as its slope: (6, 12
or 24 dB/Oct).
LFO1: the Low Frequency Oscillator 1 has 5 selectable waveforms
(Triangle, Square, Saw, Sine or Random) and could be useful to modulate Volume, Pitch & Filter.

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Description and Size fields.9). Considering that an orchestra needs different parameters than a drum. B. B. Pitch. just click the appropriate section button. Filter. In SampleTank 2 you are able to load up to 16 instruments and assign different SYNTH-SAMPLER settings to each of them. C. all SYNTHSAMPLER parameters can be controlled through MIDI Control Association. C and D). click on the IK Multimedia SampleTank 2 Logo (top right corner). 13. etc. RANGE: controls the key range and velocity range of a part. Once you’ve loaded an instrument.1.7). please read Chapter 7. The section you’re currently displaying will have the button highlighted (figure 3. will display different labels according to the instrument characteristics. Pitch.2 MACRO controls section Each instrument has up to four MACRO controls associated with it (figure 3. or a synth.8).8 Additional information about the parameters can be found by clicking on the Library image.9 After loading an instrument you are able to immediately modify its sound parameters. figure 3. Inactive knobs (those without a linked parameter) are shaded in gray. all the modifications made via the SYNTH-SAMPLER section will be saved. To find the Library. Just click on the MACRO button and dial the A. Filter & Pan. 3. This is where you would create splits and layers for complex Combi programs.7 To display each section controls and parameters.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­29 . After you click the second time. MACRO parameters are associated by default to MIDI CC #12. a brief description of the MACRO knobs will appear vertically. you can SAVE these changes into an INSTRUMENT PRESET (see paragraph 6. you can edit all of its parameters by adjusting the knobs of the related SYNTH-SAMPLER section.SampleTank 2 ® LFO2: the Low Frequency Oscillator 2 offers the aforementioned 5 selectable waveforms and could be useful to modulate Volume. A. these four parameters (from left to right. For detailed information about SampleTank 2 SYNTH-SAMPLER controls and parameters. VELOCITY: controls the way that MIDI Velocity affects the sound. 3 . 14 and 15. modifying Volume. In addition. Copyright. figure 3. When you save your current song session. Also. figure 3. D knobs accordingly.1). from A to D (figure 3. After the first click you will see the Library.

while keeping this association that cannot be removed. 3. Polyphonic (POLY) means that if you enable the Poly mode.10). if you want to add a French Horn chordal arrangement to your song or you want to perform a Bach fugue or an Art Tatum piano solo. a walking bass.. the loop will be synced with the sequencer tempo (if the sequencer in use offers this feature). However.4 Mono. the LOOP will remain synced! The LOOP SYNC feature can be used in conjunction with any of the selected Synth engines (RESAMP. you are actually choosing a monophonic texture and a legato articulation.6) figure 3. syncing loops to the sequencer tempo or syncing various loops together is as easy as a simple click. In SampleTank 2 context. you will be able to play only single unaccompanied melodic lines.1. If you enable the LEGATO option the attack portion of the sample will not be retriggered on legato notes.11 If you enable the Monophonic option (MONO).SampleTank 2 ® Anyway.11). (figure 3.. even if you change the tempo of the sequencer. Legato. PS/TS or STRETCH). chords or independent melodic lines). figure 3. LEGATO.Curve knob). Automatically.10 3. or a Gregorian chant idea. load one of the loops that came with the XL collection into a part and click the LOOP SYNC button (located between the Velocity button and the P.. each of them will generate a different sonic result while using the PITCH or TEMPO knobs. For instance. Select this option if you want to play chords with your left hand and a melody with the right one at the same time (or viceversa). To select any of these 3 modes. and POLY (figure 3. just click the small square button located to the left of each name ­­­­­­­­­30 3 . For example.Controlling SampleTank 2 . Now. For example. other CCs can be used to control all MACRO parameters through MIDI Control Association (see paragraph 3.3 LOOP sync In SampleTank 2. you can play a melodic line for Trombone and adjust its PORTAMENTO CURVE and TIME to create a natural glissando. a synth lead melody.. and Poly Modes SampleTank 2 offers 3 performance modes: MONO.1. you will be able to play several notes/voices simultaneously (harmonic intervals.

1. Before describing them separately.CURVE) When LEGATO mode is enabled (and preferably the STRETCH engine is selected).13 figure 3.7 Part Pan Through the PART PAN knob (figure 3. you can also check the PAN FIELD in the MIX window (figure 3. figure 3.1.5 Portamento Curve (P.14 3. 3 .12).1.14) you are able to move each instrument on the stereo field.16) you are able to independently change each instrument volume. you will be able to create more effective and realistic glissandos using the PORTAMENTO CURVE control (figure 3.13).6 Portamento Time (P. Value 1.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­31 . to properly build your mix. Values smaller than 1 generates a portamento that starts fast and slows down when the target note is approaching.15). please read the following information about common controls and functionality. The PORTAMENTO TIME range goes from 1ms to 10 seconds (figure 3.16 3. As a reference. very similar to the one you can hear on a classic analog synthesizer.SampleTank 2 ® figure 3.15 3.2 EFFECTS controls SampleTank 2 offers Part Insert Effects (PART). TIME knob.1. You will need to experiment with various curves to identify which one gives you the best sonic results for your current sound. you will be able to control the glissando time between notes through the P.8 Part Volume Via the PART VOLUME (figure 3. 3. Values greater than 1 generates a portamento that starts slow and speeds up while reaching the target note.12 3. figure 3. figure 3.TIME) If LEGATO mode is enabled.0 is a linear portamento. Send Effects (SEND) and Master 1-2 Insert Effects (MASTER).

click the ON button again.Controlling SampleTank 2 . all effects are selectable from effects slots 1 to 5 .17 There are 5 effects slots (figure 3. When the button is not illuminated. click on the associated ON button to the right (figure 3. BYPASS. A frame will appear around the slot indicating that the effect is selected (figure 3.20). Unused knobs will be shaded in gray.21). select the NO EFFECT option from the effects list menu. SAVE MULTI.SampleTank 2 ® figure 3. the effect is deactivated.21 To view and change each effect’s parameters. In short. To deactivate an effect.20 To empty an effects slot. To load an effect. the effect is active. The selected effect name will appear in the related effects slot.19 figure 3. SAVE and LOAD buttons: figure 3.22).22 ­­­­­­­­­32 ON: to activate an effect. figure 3. Compressor (EQ/COMP). effects slots 2 to 5 can be freely selectable from the 33 DSP effects list.19). The effect knobs are labeled corresponding to the effect’s parameters. click on the arrow located at the right of the effects slots (figure 3. click on the desired effect’s slot.18 Once you’ve loaded an instrument. 3 . navigate the menu and select one of the options (figure 3. ON. figure 3. figure 3.17) If you select the PART button. the 1st effect slot is fixed with an EQ. If you select SEND or MASTER buttons. A popup menu will appear displaying all the 33 DSP effects (figure 3. Below the effect knob the current value is displayed. All active effects are inserted in the instrument chain following a patch order from top to bottom of the effect window. LOCK. Only one selected effect will be shown on the interface at any time. However.18) to view the available effects list. only PART effects has the first effects slot fixed. When the button is illuminated. Above each effect knob there is a label corresponding to its function.

the effects will also include a small BPM ON/OFF buttons (figure 3.e. 3 . clicking the LOCK button will override the new instruments effects settings.6).26 figure 3.23 figure 3. In other words.STFX file. the tempo-related effects (e. This feature avoids you to deactivate each effect individually.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­33 . In SampleTank 2.SampleTank 2 ® BYPASS: by clicking on the BYPASS button (figure 3. turn the BPM SYNC ON and move its D.25 LOCK: if you want to try several instruments for a particular part.24 figure 3. you will find the following values: Note Value 1/1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 figure 3. Now that we have an idea about the effects controls functionality. As with the sound parameters. preventing them from changing when a new instrument is loaded.24). and compare how they will sound with the same effects settings.23) you can BYPASS all effects at once (i. click the LOCK button (figure 3. the effects will be linked to the sequencer tempo. For instance. let’s try to understand how each Effect Mode works. you can save all this data in a single file. retaining your previous selection. to hear the sound dry). figure 3. As a result.g.Time knob from right to left. if you select the Delay effect. Tremolo) can also be synced to the sequencer’s BPM (if the sequencer allows this function).25). It will LOCK all the effect SLOTS. Note: the effects settings are saved as . if you’ve inserted 5 different effects (one per effect slot) and changed their parameters. SAVE: it saves the currently selected effect settings. effect parameters can be controlled through MIDI Control Association (see paragraph 3.28). For example.27 figure 3. it saves each effect settings individually (figure 3.27). In this case.26). click on the LOAD button (figure 3. When switched ON. LOAD: to load an effect setting file. Just click on the SAVE MULTI button (figure 3.28 Whole note 1/Half note 1/Quarter note 1/Eight note 1/Sixteen note Triplet value 1/2t 1/4t 1/8t 1/16t SAVE MULTI: it saves all the effects settings.

and are returning to the Main Stereo 1-2 output. 4. Example: . RETURN knob.2 Send Effects (SEND) These are 5 global effects that are fed by each part SEND knob. and Post Master/FX (POST M/FX) button (figure 3. . Remember that the 1st effect slot is fixed with an EQ. SEND knob: use this knob to control the selected FX’s slot send level for the selected SampleTank Part. You are sending the effect slot 2 send level to part 1.30). In the effect slot 2. select CSReverb from the effect list Select a send value via the SEND knob. 4.31).2. Select a SampleTank part and open an instrument .29) if you want to use up to 5 effects to a particular SampleTank part. select Phonograph from the effect list. You are sending the effect slot 1 send level to part 1. four additional controls will appear: SEND knob. If you do not want to use the EQ/COMP. Post Volume (POST VOL) button.Controlling SampleTank 2 . Compressor (EQ/COMP) but effects slots 2 to 5 can be freely selectable from the 33 DSP effects list. 3 . for instance. .30 After clicking the SEND button (figure 3. Select a send value via the SEND knob.31 .2. Select the PART button . just deactivate it. Select up to 4 effects from the effects slots (2 to 5) and activate/ deactivate the EQ/COMP inserted by default in effect slot 1. Select part 1 and open an instrument Select the SEND button In the effect slot 1. Example 1: figure 3. You are sending the effect slot 1 send level to part 1.SampleTank 2 ® figure 3. . Example 2: to add a second SEND effects to the same part . 3. select CSReverb from the effect list Select a send value via the Send knob. Example 3: to add the same SEND effect to a different part .29 3. ­­­­­­­­­34 Select part 1 and open an instrument Select the SEND button In the effect slot 1. . figure 3.1 Part Insert Effects (PART) Select the PART button (figure 3. .

Select the SEND button 7. the RETURN knob works per effect slot. This means that this control will affect the effect level on all SampleTank Parts. the Send knob works per part and per effect slot. 5. if the POST M/FX is not activated (not illuminated) the send effects return is PRE Master Insert effects. Select part 2 and open an instrument Select the SEND button Select a send value via the SEND knob. Change the RETURN knob position. 3 . figure 3.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­35 . In fact. . the Post Volume (POST VOL) button works per part and per effect slot. The POST M/FX button controls whether the SEND effects return is PRE or POST Master Insert effects. You are sending the effect slot 1 send level to part 1. click the POST M/FX button (figure 3.34 POST M/FX: to activate this control. 4.33). there are two “types” of FX’s slot sends: POST and PRE-Part Volume. 8. It will be illuminated.33 Example: . POST VOL: to activate this control. the Post Master/FX (POST M/FX) switch works per effect slot. click the POST VOL button (figure 3. You are sending the effect slot 1 send level to part 2. each of the effects slots can have a different Return level value. Select a send value via the Send knob. You are sending the effect slot 1 send level to part 2.32). As you perceive.SampleTank 2 ® 5.32 The POST VOL button controls the selected FX’s slot send TYPE for the selected SampleTank Part. if the POST VOL is not activated (not illuminated) the send is PRE-Part Volume. . Select part 1 and open an instrument Select the SEND button In the effect slot 1. As the RETURN knob. It will be illuminated. figure 3. To summarize. As the SEND knob. However. the send effects return is POST Master Insert effects. If the POST VOL is activated. Select part 2 and open an instrument 6.34). So. select CSReverb from the effect list Select a send value via the SEND knob. In short. RETURN knob: use this knob to control the selected FX’s slot return level (figure 3. this control affects the effect level on all SampleTank Parts (in this case parts 1-2). If the POST M/FX is activated. 7. figure 3. the send is POST-Part Volume. 6. However.

figure 3.3.37 3. 3..35 figure 3. figure 3. if you just want to sync a particular loop loaded into a part. You can freely select up to 5 effects (one per effect slot) from the 33-effects list.3 MASTER CONTROLS 3.37) allows you to adjust the Pan of the entire Out 1-2 MIX. click the MASTER LOOP SYNC button.2 Master Pan The MASTER PAN knob (figure 3.38 In short..SampleTank 2 ® 3. However. the MASTER PAN and MASTER VOLUME controls are useful to adjust Pan and Volume of the entire Out 1-2 mix.36 Note: this feature ONLY works with the main SampleTank 1-2 stereo output. 31-32) does not have Insert effects. Other stereo outputs (3-4. In other words.Controlling SampleTank 2 . You can play any notes of the 7 octave mini keyboard by clicking each key with the mouse. 3. figure 3.36).4 MINI Keyboard SampleTank 2 MINI keyboard (figure 3.2. at sequencer tempo.3 Master Volume The MASTER VOLUME knob (figure 3. if you want to sync ALL the different loops loaded in several parts (up to 16). without having to modify all Part controls. via mouse or computer keyboard).39) acts both as a display of the notes you’re playing (via your MIDI controller or Keyboard) and as an input device for playing SampleTank 2 instruments (e.3.39 ­­­­­­­­­36 3 . simply load each one into separate parts and click the MASTER LOOP SYNC button (figure 3.38) allows you to adjust the volume of the entire Out 1-2 mix. figure 3. click the PART LOOP SYNC button.35) if you want to apply a global effect to the main SampleTank 1-2 stereo outputs.3.g. 3.1 Master Loop Sync To sync various loops together.3 Master 1-2 Insert Effects (MASTER) Select the MASTER button (figure 3.

figure 3. A different MIDI CTL association table can be created for any of the 16 SampleTank parts and can be saved into your current session or to a Combi Preset. please proceed as follows: 3 .1).44 3.40) and clicking the MINI Keyboard with the mouse. you can change the attack of only the snare sample). Selecting one of these options (it will be displayed in the button) will cause the chord to be automatically played when the mouse is clicked on any of the MINI keyboard keys (figure 3. By doing this. it means that no samples are associated with those particular keys. To associate a MIDI controller number to a specific parameter.1 Chord You can play chords and intervals. if you are working with a drum kit.6 MIDI CTL association To fully control SampleTank 2 via hardware controllers and/or keyboards. To activate a zone simply click on it with the MINI keyboard (figure 3.40 3. The MINI keyboard will display how the samples are mapped on the keyboard by a series of alternate color zones. just selecting them from the CHORD button (figure 3. As with all the instrument parameters.SampleTank 2 ® figure 3.42). you can change any of the SYNTH-SAMPLER parameters just for this zone (for example.43 figure 3.42 Note: this feature only works if the mouse is the input device. figure 3. When the keys show no color.41 figure 3.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­37 .5 ZONE control The ZONE button allows you to switch to ZONE mode (figure 3. leaving the other zones untouched. A menu will display the most common type of chords and intervals (figure 3. Click the CHORD button. 3. These settings will be applied ONLY to that specific zone.43). ZONE editing is a very powerful tool that provides you control at the sample level.4.41). you can associate any MIDI CTL (MIDI controls) to any SampleTank knobs. you can also SAVE zone modifications into an INSTRUMENT PRESET (see paragraph 6.44) or hit the corresponding key on your MIDI keyboard.

45).Controlling SampleTank 2 . The MIDI CTL Association window will be displayed. To disassociate a MIDI CTL from a knob. simply select the N/A(not available) value.46). Click on the MIDI CTL button (figure 3.SampleTank 2 ® figure 3.48 ­­­­­­­­­38 3 . and the Controller Number (that contains the controller number associated to that particular parameter or shows N/A when no controller # is assigned yet).47). Click on any of the knobs you want to automate (figure 3. the Min and Max values. 5.48). (figure 3.45 figure 3. .46 . figure 3. Click and drag on the Controller Number field to associate a MIDI controller number to the parameter that you want to control (figure 3. This window contains four columns: Knob (that include the name of the knob parameter).47 figure 3. 4. .

you can save a USER PRESET. By default. you can also associate MIDI PC (Program Change) to any of the sounds.7 PROGRAM CHANGE association With SampleTank 2.49 3. loading the sound will automatically load its MIDI CTL association. CC’s from 12 to 15 are associated to the MACRO Controls (see 3.2).SampleTank 2 ® You can associate any kind of MIDI Continuous Controller to SampleTank parameters in this way.1.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­39 . You can control all the SampleTank GUI knobs-parameters via MIDI. The N/A value means no association is made. You can easily personalize the range to be controlled with an external MIDI Controller by changing the min/max value. If you want to SAVE a specific MIDI CTL association with the sound. As aforementioned. figure 3. except LFO’s Waveform Types.50).50 3 . button located at the top of the instruments list (figure 3. MIDI CTL associations are saved with your song data as well as all the sound tweaks you may have done. in the MIDI CTL Association window you will find the min/max value of the knob you’re associating.49). The Program Change Association window will open (figure 3. to the right of the instrument name (from 0 to 127). Click and drag on the number you see below the PC column. figure 3. In this way. Click an instrument from the BROWSER and then click the PROGRAM CH.

click the SAVE MAP button (figure 3. MODE: High Quality: enables the high quality resampler. To select the number of stereo outputs just move the slider from left to right. OUTPUTS NUMBER: the maximum number of Stereo outputs is 16. figure 3. High Performance: enables a lighter CPU load. click the OPEN MAP button (figure 3. Map.54 ROOT: click Browse and select the ROOT folder for your SampleTank 2 instruments. 3.53) to display the SampleTank 2 Preferences window (figure 3.Controlling SampleTank 2 . you will be able to produce your own General MIDI set for playing General MIDI files. OFF: SampleTank 2 will start quickly.52). at the expense of a slightly lower audio quality.8 PREFERENCES (PREFS) Click on the PREFS button (figure 3. figure 3.51).52 By associating MIDI Program Change to the instrument. association into a file. having top fidelity at the expense of a slightly higher CPU%.51 figure 3. RELIST ON STARTUP: ON: SampleTank 2 will automatically update the Instruments list on Startup. To load a previously saved PROGRAM CH. you can use PROGRAM CH.53 figure 3. to load sounds live by sending a simple PROGRAM CH message to SampleTank 2. you can manually update the instruments list at anytime clicking the RELIST button. It will just show you the instrument list originated with the previously created cache file.SampleTank 2 ® To save the PROGRAM CH.54). but any change in the structure of the instruments won’t be shown in the Instrument Browsing window. but may be lower depending on various platform limitations. Once ­­­­­­­­­40 3 . However. Also.

The COL knob switches among colors.57). However.9 Other controls NET: click NET (figure 3.Controlling SampleTank 2 ­­­­­­­­­41 . the credit interface will be displayed. if you already registered and authorized your product. In this way.56) allow you to change the dominant color of the SampleTank 2 interface.56 figure 3.59). Note: Considering that SampleTank 2 sets the number of outputs it will use upon startup. clicking on the LOCK button will show you the product Serial Number. figure 3. you’ll be able to select the desired output pair from the OUT column located in the Mix window.59 3 . 3. this setting only takes affect after closing and reopening SampleTank 2. INFORMATION (i): by clicking on the “i” button (figure 3.58 figure 3. and the SAT knob changes the color saturation. Here you can check your SampleTank 2 version. the LUM knob controls luminosity. you are able to personalize your SampleTank 2 interface. the Product Authorization Wizard will appear.57 LOCK: if you are running the software in demo mode and you click on the LOCK button (figure 3.55) to connect to the SampleTank main webpage.SampleTank 2 ® the slider is set to a particular value.58).55 COL/LUM/SAT: these 3 knobs: COL/LUM/SAT (figure 3. Clicking anywhere on the credit interface will return to normal mode. figure 3. Digital ID and Authorization Code (figure 3. figure 3.

• To reset any knob to its default value. ­­­­­­­­­42 3 . click on any knob while holding the ALT key.SampleTank 2 ® KEYBOARD MODIFIERS: to fine control SampleTank 2 parameters please check these keyboard modifiers: • To make finer adjustment to any parameter value.Controlling SampleTank 2 . hold down the CTRL key while dragging the knobs.

organization and accessibility become essential factors for the professional user. 4. Due to the vast amount of sounds. This means that you are able to share your instruments between Macintosh and Windows computers.STI: contains the instrument program • <instrument>. For example: C:\Program Files\IK Multimedia\SampleTank 2.STI.STH. figure 4.Organizing instruments ­­­­­­­­­43 . go to the ROOT folder and delete the 3 files related to it: STH. .STI. and . If by any case you need to remove an instrument.x\Instruments However. .STW files are placed in the selected ROOT folder.1) and select the folder in which you have installed SampleTank instruments. SampleTank 2 instruments are multi-platform.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 4 Organizing instruments SampleTank 2 features over 6 GB of high-quality instruments at a glance.STH: contains the instrument name and description • <instrument>.1 Instruments location By default. all SampleTank 2 instruments are placed in the SampleTank 2 Instruments folder or (ROOT folder). SampleTank 2 implements two complementary ways of accessing files: a Search function and User-defined categories.1 A SampleTank 2 instrument is made of three essential files: • <instrument>.STW: contains the instrument waveforms Example (figure 4. and . Just click on PREFS/ BROWSE (figure 4. figure 4.2 4 .2): All of the . you can change the ROOT folder at anytime.STW. For that reason.

click RELIST (figure 4.5) allow you to select and load the previous/next sound. So if you want to move.STW. the previous sound will be selected from the Browser window and automatically loaded into the currently selected part. ­­­­­­­­­44 4 . For example. there are no associated MIDI notes to these functions.txt” file. you will find these three lines: • BrowseNext=-1 • BrowseLoad=-1 • BrowsePrev=-1 You will need to assign three different MIDI note numbers for browsing to the next sound. each SampleTank 2 instrument is made of three essential files: . Then. not note names. different computers can access single instrument folders. but they can be done by editing the “ST2Pref.STI. you can easily manage your sound organization.Organizing instruments . This functionality can also be MIDI controlled. SampleTank 2 will load its instruments from the network. if you click the UP arrow. and/or regroup an instrument remember to select its three related files before any action.5 To be familiar with the Instrument related controls. In this way. If you click the DOWN arrow. or have multiple “SampleTank 2 Instruments” folders and switch between them.4) and read the following control descriptions. the next sound will be selected from the Browser window and automatically loaded into the currently selected part. and .STH. and one to load the sound. You can also locate the instruments folder in a computer network. one for browsing to the previous sound.SampleTank 2 ® 4. Please note that you will have to insert note MIDI numbers here. As aforementioned. By opening this file.4 figure 4.3). By default. you can organize your instruments outside the default folder. . to allow sound selection and loading directly from your MIDI keyboard. If you have changed the instruments organization of the ROOT folder after using them on a song. please check the right side of the SampleTank 2 interface (figure 4. Arrow UP-DOWN These two arrows (figure 4. Just click on PREFS/BROWSE and select the “new” ROOT folder. duplicate. figure 4. these will be loaded when you re-load the related song.2 Managing sound organization In SampleTank 2. figure 4.3 In addition.

This feature is useful when sounds are copied manually into the ROOT folder while the plug-in is opened.11 You can use up to 32 different keywords at a time. 4. When you click OK. it has only one undo level. When the search window appears.3 Search function SEARCH field: click on the SEARCH field (figure 4. To load any of them. separated by commas (. ALL Click ALL to see all your Instrument folders in the Browser window (figure 4.12). for example.).9) or on the SEARCH button (figure 4.10) to begin a search.12 4 .SampleTank 2 ® So.6). For example. adding the new sounds to it. to browse sounds and load with C1.10 figure 4. Now. click PREFS to check).6 Note: “-1” means that there is no remote control on this function. and then you opened Instrument B. (if the Relist on Startup option is On.7 figure 4. for example “Jazz” (figure 4. SampleTank 2 automatically performs a RELIST each time an Instrument User Preset is saved and at program start-up.Organizing instruments ­­­­­­­­­45 . figure 4. C. all the instruments whose set of keywords match the current search will be immediately displayed in the instruments list (figure 4. Clicking RELIST will refresh the list.8) to go back to your first instrument selection. just double click on their names. In other words. figure 4. UNDO Click UNDO (figure 4.8 figure 4.7) to manually refresh the list of sounds. C#1. type your desired keyword in the related field. if you select instrument A and then you opened instruments B.9 RELIST Click the RELIST button (figure 4. if you have uploaded Instrument A in part 1. and D1 you will have to enter: • BrowseNext=25 • BrowseLoad=26 • BrowsePrev=24 figure 4. clicking UNDO will return to Instrument A. figure 4. D in the same part and then click UNDO. it will go back to A.11).

horn. dub echo. jungle loop male natural. synth tabla. agogo. reggae. techno. 70s. industrial jazz. bongo. FM. repinique. FX glockenspiel. house indian. asian B3. gong. choir. fuzz. trance. fingered. tremolo. bass. electric. bandoneon. ethnic female. brass. trumpet viola. snares. berimbao. timpani. darabuka. staccato. voice wind. drum’n’bass.Organizing instruments . wood. chord. snare. organ oriental pad. pandeiru. percussion. fretless. hip-hop. shaker. drive. BDs. tanta. classic. DJ. D’n’B. cuica d’n’b. cello. church. clarinet. string. ambience. bpm. distorted. bell. electronic. recorder. effects. funky. cowbell. 80s Note: using multiple keywords refines the search. meaning that only the ­­­­­­­­­46 4 . slap. alto. contralto. tamborine. synt. groove. efx. ff. acoustic. clavi. bd. british. chorus. bassoon. nylon oboe.SampleTank 2 ® Examples of searchable keywords: A B C D E F G H I J K L LL M N O P Q R S T U V X W Y Z Decade accordion. harp. pizzicato r’n’b. hi-hat. spanish. flute. conga. doumbek. guiro. ambient. octave. fusion. drum. woodwind 60s. timbale. classical. violin. hihat. saxophones. tampura. country. trombone. djembe. tenor. guitar harmonica. surdo. afro. rock sax. strings. blues. dance. brush cabasa. orchestra. flanger. analog.

To check the user-defined categories. figure 4.Organizing instruments ­­­­­­­­­47 . figure 4. 4.17 figure 4. Type your desired keyword in the related field. you can search with a single click and you do not need to type your keywords every time. figure 4. trying to save 11 categories) will overwrite the first saved search. The categories pop-up menu will show all the current user-defined categories (figure 4. please separate them by commas (. So now..17). “Keywords” actually means Factory Keywords. To customize your search and facilitate your sound organization. you are able to add up to 8 UserKeywords by clicking on the USER KEYWORDS field (figure 4.18).14 Note: you can save up to 10 different search categories. just select one of them. To begin a search. you can type “leadsynth” in the SEARCH field and the associated instrument will be displayed in the 4 .. click on the SAVE button (figure 4. figure 4.15).4 Keywords and User Keywords In this case.14). click on the arrow located to the right of the SEARCH field.13).15 To remove a user-defined category click DELETE (figure 4.16). In addition to these factory-keywords. In this way. Exceeding the limit (e. you can define a list of shortcuts.18 After clicking OK.g. all SampleTank 2 instruments contain a set of hidden keywords. for example “leadsynth. the user keywords will be displayed in the USER KEYWORDS field (figure 4.” If you are using multiple keywords.16 The User Keywords window will appear (figure 4.13 Through the shortcuts feature. you are able to categorize your sounds based on each project characteristics.SampleTank 2 ® instruments containing ALL the keywords will be displayed.). please follow the next instructions: Once you have performed the desired search. This will save the currently listed keyword(s) as a new userdefined category. To create a search shortcut. figure 4. To facilitate the instruments search.

­­­­­­­­­48 4 .2. The MACRO controls has been already described in Chapter 3.SampleTank 2 ® BROWSER window. so you are able to use the LOOP-SYNC function later on.Organizing instruments . User keywords are particularly useful to customize your searches and to insert the BPM value into your own or imported loops.1.

000 native Sampletank sounds available from world-class sound designers including Sonic Reality. For example. Then.Importing instruments ­­­­­­­­­49 . there are currently more than 5.1 Import sounds in SampleTank 2 SampleTank 2 allows you to import WAV. 5. and SDII formats Click the IMPORT button and choose SAMPLES from the popup menu. SampleTank 2 accepts mono and stereo WAV. and loop-points.3).SampleTank 2 ® figure 5. The samples cannot be individually selected here. SDII.1). 16-24 bit.1 Chapter 5 Importing instruments in SampleTank 2 5. click the IMPORT button (figure 5. Then.2 figure 5. import a single file for loading a loop or multiple files to build your own multisampled banks. To import sounds in SampleTank 2. Once the folder has been selected click OK. AKAI S1000-3000 samples (Mac and PC) and SampleCell instruments (Mac only) directly from the plug-in. Note: this dialog window is only used for selecting the folder that contains the audio files. select a sample format from the pop-up menu (figure 5. AIFF. AIFF. select the folder that contains the samples you want to import.2) so its related dialog window opens (figure 5. Plus. AMG and Masterbits. AIFF and SDII sounds at 2296Khz.3 You can import single or multiple files at once.2 Import sample and loops in WAV. The Sample Conversion window will appear: 5 . figure 5.

(figure 5. you can change it by typing a different note value in the ROOT NOTE field. they will be automatically spanned on the keyboard with equal spacing. ROOT NOTE SampleTank 2 has a powerful system that can automatically span all the samples on the keyboard by knowing the root note of each of them.Importing instruments . click STOP (the PLAY button automatically changes to STOP status after you click it the first time).5). considering the tedious work that involves making graphical adjustments for all the zones. • If you select only one sample.SampleTank 2 ® • To import the entire folder content at once. figure 5. select their related checkboxes (located to the right of their names). figure 5. (figure 5. • If you select more than one sample. This ultra fast instrument creation procedure saves you a lot of time.5 To preview any samples.4 • To convert one or more samples. Based on your ROOT ­­­­­­­­­50 5 . To stop playback.4). its default root note will be C4. click PLAY. However. select its related checkbox (located at the very top).

SampleTank 2 will consider this number as the top velocity value to be assigned to that particular sample. the convention is: Wherever in the name. (Wav internal saved data). For example. enter a “v” followed (without spaces) by a velocity number.. Sampletank will extract the root notes from the Name of the samples or from the Sample itself.SampleTank 2 ® NOTE FROM selection.wav”. 002. VELOCITY FROM NAME: ON-OFF options SampleTank 2 manages complex auto mappings for Root Notes and for Velocity Splits. “c3”.wav” In this case. 004 etc. ROOT NOTE FROM: NAME This option will automatically span the samples on the keyboard. Example 1: • “trombone c2 v32. 003. “c4”. If you select the VELOCITY FROM NAME ON option. SampleTank 2 will automatically span the samples on the keyboard by recognizing the “c2”. extracting the root notes from the names of the samples.wav” “my piano c4. the system will automatically set up to 8 velocity split points. will be mapped from velocity 0 to 32 • “trombone c2 v80. will be mapped from velocity 33 to 80 • “trombone c2 v127. will be mapped from velocity 81 to 127 Example 2: Let’s say you have 8 piano samples divided in two dynamics groups (4 “piano” and 4 “forte”) and you want to create your own multisampled Piano instrument.. with velocity split. the slices saved by Recycle™ are called 001.wav” “my piano c3.wav”. and “c5” portions of the names. In this case. extracting the velocity value from the name of the samples.Importing instruments ­­­­­­­­­51 . if you have 4 piano samples you might call them: • • • • “my piano c2. but the correct root notes are stored in their Wav chunk. 5 . For example.wav”. ROOT NOTE FROM: SAMPLE This option extracts the root notes from the internal WAV or AIFF data chunk saved by some applications.wav” “my piano c5.

SampleTank 2 ® You might name the 8 files in this way: .6 Note: if you are working with Akai S1000-3000 or SampleCell sample formats. and samples 5 to 8 from 65 to 127.wav” “my great piano c5 v64. Independently of the sample format that you are importing. This value will be encoded into the instrument and will ensure that the LOOP SYNC feature will properly work. the system will NOT extract any data from the samples’ names.wav” “my great piano c5 v127. . BPM Enter the BPM value of the loops that you’re importing. the Sample Conversion window includes several common fields that allow you to enter additional data: NAME Type here the name of the SampleTank 2 instrument you’re going to create (figure 5.Importing instruments .wav” “my great piano c3 v127. ­­­­­­­­­52 5 . “my great piano c2 v64.6). SampleTank 2 will try to identify it from the instrument’s name. 5. If you select the VELOCITY FROM NAME OFF option. this option is only active if you are converting a single program. not doing multiple conversions. 7. . 8. This information will appear in the LIBRARY area.wav” “my great piano c2 v127. 4.wav” Samples 1 to 4 will be mapped from 0 up to 64.wav” “my great piano c4 v127. TITLE Type here the title of the Library you’re converting from.wav” “my great piano c3 v64. figure 5. below the SampleTank 2 icon (figure 5. If the BPM value is not entered.wav” “my great piano c4 v64.7). 6.

SampleTank 2 ® figure 5. figure 5. Click on the SampleTank 2 icon. this information will appear in the COPYRIGHT field (figure 5.8 INFO Add here any sample related information.7 COPYRIGHT Type here the copyright information of the samples you’re converting. figure 5.8). this content will appear in the DESCRIPTION field (figure 5. Click on the SampleTank 2 icon.9).Importing instruments ­­­­­­­­­53 .9 5 .

11 DESTINATION BROWSE Click on the BROWSE button (figure 5.14). you can add in the KEYWORDS field (figure 5.13 figure 5.SampleTank 2 ® KEYWORDS To facilitate the SEARCH function. figure 5.14 ­­­­­­­­­54 5 . figure 5.10 These keywords will appear in the USER KEYWORDS field (figure 5. figure 5. and then click OK.11).13) to finalize the instrument creation process and then click CLOSE (figure 5.Importing instruments . figure 5.12 CONVERT Click CONVERT (figure 5.12) to select your instrument destination.10) up to 30 keywords (separated by a comma) associated to the instrument you’re creating.

the newly created instrument will be automatically highlighted on the SampleTank 2 BROWSE window (figure 5. click the RELIST button.17 To browse the CD content and select which Programs you want to convert. figure 5.SampleTank 2 ® If the RELIST ON STARTUP option is ON (click PREFS to check).16 As soon as the CD tree has been scanned.15 5.15).17). figure 5.Importing instruments ­­­­­­­­­55 . If the RELIST ON STARTUP option is OFF. This will open the partitions and display the volumes. the AKAI CD CONVERSION window will appear. • Windows: you’ll be prompted for a drive selection.3 Import AKAI S1000-3000 Click on the IMPORT button and choose “S1000-3000” from the popup menu (figure 5. select the CD ROM drive where you have inserted the AKAI CD. figure 5.16). showing the CD partitions on the left (figure 5. 5 . click on the small triangles located on the left of the partition names. • Mac: SampleTank 2 will ask for an AKAI S-1000 or S-3000 CD and the CD ROM drive will open.

2. followed by all the samples contained in that particular volume. Partitions and even on the entire CD. once loaded.Importing instruments . you can multiple-convert those CDs where “parts” of the entire instruments are divided in multiple programs but should play. Only if you select a single program. bpm. a new SampleTank 2 instrument with default settings will be created. In this case. you’ll be able to play the entire Drum kit within the same track. you can apply the same technique with orchestral sample CDs. Selection checkboxes are present on Volumes. This additional information will be very useful once the instrument is converted and created. In this way. Select the folder that contains the SampleCell Programs or Banks you want to import. select a preset and click the PLAY button. Also. 4.SampleTank 2 ® Now. since most of the SampleCell CDs are Mac-formatted. figure 5. Snare.19). once converted. assigning the same MIDI channel to all the parts. will you be able to enter a new-personalized name that will be assigned to the SampleTank 2 instrument. The AKAI Conversion window allows you to enter additional data in the name. 3. Hi-hat. To preview the samples while browsing the AKAI CD. and Cymbals programs on the part 1. click on their related checkboxes. SampleTank 2 will automatically convert all the instruments included in the related Bank (figure 5. figure 5. Click it again to stop the sound (its name will change to STOP while playing). To select the program (or programs) you want to convert. 5. Tip: SampleTank 2 allows you to assign multiple parts to the same MIDI channel. Note: Programs or Banks can’t be individually selected here.18). and even be able to apply different SampleTank 2 effects per part. Toms. In this way.4 Import SampleCell SampleCell conversion (of programs and banks) works only on Macintosh. the Kick. using separated programs. To convert Programs (or Instruments) click IMPORT and choose “SampleCell Inst” from the popup menu (figure 5. In case you select samples. there are several Drum Kit CDs that contain separate programs for Kicks. open the volumes and you’ll see all the programs contained inside. info. or CD. and keywords fields. on the same channel. title. Partitions. This allows for multiple conversions of ALL the programs included in the selected Volumes. Hi-hats and so on. For example. Snares. copyright. With SampleTank 2 you can load.18 To convert Banks.19 ­­­­­­­­­56 5 . click IMPORT and choose “SampleCell Bank” from the popup menu. 5 respectively.

the SampleCell Conversion window allows you to enter additional data in the name. title.SampleTank 2 ® Once the folder has been selected click OK. SampleTank 2 imports the instruments included in that particular bank. etc. keywords. Parameters such as volume. pan. which will be very useful once the instrument is converted and created. Note: when importing SampleCell banks. The SampleCell Conversion window will appear (figure 5.20). 5 . bpm. copyright. choose the Programs or Banks you want to convert selecting their related checkboxes. info. and MIDI channel are not imported with the bank. Also.Importing instruments ­­­­­­­­­57 . figure 5.20 Now.

SampleTank 2 ® ­­­­­­­­­58 5 .Importing instruments .

6 . When the Save Preset window appears. When you save COMBI PRESETS you are actually saving all the MIX windows settings.STIP” extension is saved in the related Parent Sound folder. there are two types of sounds: “Parent” and “Child”. Click SAVE in the BROWSER window (figure 6.STIP file. A Child sound is a sound created after you select.3 When a USER PRESET sound is created.2).1 Instruments and USER PRESETS Basically. the Parent sound has a small expandable black triangle (figure 6.3) so you can open/close it by clicking on it. MIDI Control settings. edit.Editing and saving sounds ­­­­­­­­­59 . figure 6. type the preset name and click OK (figure 6. figure 6. Expanding the Parent sound’s triangle will display the currently saved USER PRESETS. A Parent sound is a sound that contains waveform data.1). and RANGE Section data. To delete an USER PRESET click DELETE (figure 6. click RENAME. figure 6. just send the . Load a sound into a PART . Edit it through the SYNTH-SAMPLER sections and MULTI-EFFECTS UNIT . and save a Parent sound as a USER PRESET. Now.2 Working with COMBI PRESETS COMBI PRESETS are used to save the entire SampleTank 2 module status.STIP file by email and tell them in which related Parent sound folder they need to move the . a file with a “.4) and to rename it.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 6 Editing and saving sounds 6.2 The USER PRESET name will appear below the Parent sound.1 . To share your USER PRESETS with other SampleTank 2 users.4 6. Example: figure 6.

allows you to easily build/recall complex splits and layers settings.7 ­­­­­­­­­60 6 . PAN.6) include the PARAMETERS associated to each CONTROLLER NUMBER as well as their MIN and MAX values. and the selected OUTPUTS. VEL LO. so when you recall a particular COMBI you do not have to set up any MIDI CTL Association.7). MUTE. figure 6. MIDI channels. and easily recall them with one click. Saving all the RANGE parameters values at once.5) include all its parameters such as what Instrument is assigned to a PART. This allows you to create complex 16 part multi-timbral setups. The RANGE button is located in the SYNTHSAMPLER section and includes the PART TRNSP. RANGE R. RANGE L.5 MIDI Control settings (figure 6. figure 6.Editing and saving sounds .SampleTank 2 ® MIX window settings (figure 6.6 RANGE Section (figure 6. figure 6. SOLO. and VEL HI parameters. VOLUME. POLY value.

you can SAVE AS or DELETE COMBI PRESETS. The entire instrument data used in the current SampleTank 2 instance will be copied to this folder. click the BACK-UP button (figure 6. select or create a new folder and click OK. Then. 6.8).9 To Back-up the entire instrument’s data used in the current SampleTank 2 instance. just click on their related buttons.9). including USER PRESETS. located in the program installation directory.10). click on the COMBI PRESETS SELECTOR (where LOAD is displayed).10 The BACK-UP function is very useful as a security measure and while saving songs and closing sessions. The COMBI PRESETS files are saved by default into the SampleTank 2 Presets folder. click SAVE in the MIX window (figure 6. This will ensure that all SampleTank 2 instruments used in that particular session will be easily retrieved.Editing and saving sounds ­­­­­­­­­61 .3 Back-up function figure 6. It also allows you to easily share the same materials among several producers involved in the same project.SampleTank 2 ® figure 6. figure 6. To load a COMBI PRESET. 6 .8 To save a COMBI PRESET. and select one of the available options from the menu list (figure 6. type the file name in its related field and click Save. In addition.

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PITCH: controls the tuning of the samples by applying Resampling.1 Resampling controls The Resampling algorithm is the standard way used by conventional samplers to change the pitch of a sample.1). This is performed by reading the samples faster or slower.2 Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PSTS) controls figure 7.1 semitone. Default (center) value is 64. Increments are in semitones and range is +/. resulting in a simultaneous change of both pitch and tempo (figure 7. PITCH: controls the tuning of the samples by applying Pitch Shifting.2 Click SYNTH (figure 7.3 The Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch algorithm allows for independent change of Pitch and Tempo. BENDER: controls the tuning deviation given by the pitch bender wheel. Envelope 1-2. for example increasing the Pitch by one octave on a drum loop sample will result in a tempo multiplied by 2. 0 is panned hard left and 127 is panned hard right. This means that you will be able to change the pitch or intonation of a loop or a sample. Here a brief description of each synth engine’s controls. Filter. Velocity and Range controls description. This will affect both pitch and tempo. without affecting the tempo. Increments are in semitones and range is +/. Increments are in semitones and range is +/.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 7 SYNTH-SAMPLER controls This Chapter covers the Synth engine.2). or STRETCH and their related controls will appear.3 octaves. figure 7. PS/TS. Select RESAMP. 7. FINE: controls the tuning of the samples by applying Pitch Shifting. the tempo of a drum loop could be changed without affecting its length or tempo. FINE: controls the tuning of the samples by applying Resampling.1 figure 7. The 3 SampleTank 2 synth engines will be displayed. 7 . Likewise.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls ­­­­­­­­­63 . Increments are in cents and range is +/. LFO 1-2. 7.2 octaves. PAN: controls the panning of the zones.3 octaves.

Default (center) value is 64. BENDER: controls the tuning deviation given by the pitch bender wheel. which can be unique or limited availability samples. This opens a whole new set of possibilities that are simply not feasible with conventional samplers. This makes the engine much more effective when working with different types of samples. The range is from 20 Hz to 800 Hz.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls . range is from 10 to 1000% (1/10 to x10 the original speed). finally usable for your music) • having a sampled phrase “sing” (with the help of the mono-legato feature) the notes you need and not those of the original phrase ­­­­­­­­­64 7 . even radically • playing sampled phrases in chords on the keyboard.3 STRETCH controls figure 7. 0 is panned hard left and 127 is panned hard right.4 The STRETCH algorithm allows for independent change of the three basic and most important sample parameters: pitch. tempo (or speed) and timbre.1 semitone. 7. with continuity • slowing down or speeding up time-evolving instruments or phenomena such as staccato playing. TEMPO: controls the speed of the samples by applying Time-stretching. or natural reverberation • playing very realistic glides or glissandos • making single-sample instruments able to cover a very wide range on the keyboard without becoming unreal (and so making “single note” one shot. while maintaining the same TEMPO on all the chord notes • slowing down or speeding up sampled phrases without changing the pitch and/or the timbre • slowing down or speeding up naturally “cycling” instruments.2 octaves. PAN: controls the panning of the zones.samples. Increments are in semitones and range is +/.SampleTank 2 ® Increments are in cents and range is +/. Higher values make the algorithm more suitable to rhythmic material. like: • changing the timbre of acoustic instruments. lower values makes it more suitable to continuous sounds. which means same speed of the original. such as instruments with vibrato. Default is 100%. GRAIN: controls the “grain-size” that the PSTS engine assigns to the audio.

TEMPO: controls the speed of the samples by applying STRETCH™ resynthesis. Increments are in cents and range is +/. PAN: controls the panning of the zones.SampleTank 2 ® Activating the STRETCH engine for the first time will make SampleTank 2 pre-analyze the sound. This is because organs must have all formants shifting exactly as the fundamental. one for NOTE and one for PHRASE. which means same speed of the original. Default (center) value is 64. a 0% setting means a fully non-preserving one. Real world examples: If you are pitch shifting a vocal sample (phrase or multi-sample) you will find 80 to 100% to be the most appropriate settings. Increments are in semitones and range is +/.2 octaves.2 octaves. optimized for single note based STRETCH manipulation. Once the pre-analysis has been completed. therefore the global Timbre of the samples. by applying STRETCH™ Resynthesis. depending on the size of the samples. PHRASE: enables STRETCH PHRASE mode. Increments are in semitones and range is +/.3 octaves. This will take some time (5-10 seconds). HARMONIC PRESERVATION (HARM PRES): Harmonic Preservation Grade controls how the formants of the sound will track the fundamental’s pitch. FINE: controls the tuning of the samples by applying STRETCH™ resynthesis. 7 . PITCH: controls the tuning of the samples by applying STRETCH™ resynthesis. NOTE: enables STRETCH NOTE mode. Negative values are provided just for creative effect. it will be stored so that it can be readily available for future sessions. range is from 10 to 1000% (1/10 to x10 the original speed).1 semitone. optimized for phrase based STRETCH manipulation. HARMONICS (HRMNCS): controls the tuning of the samples. Default is 100%. This is because real vocals do not have wide variations in formants pitch. If you are pitch shifting an organ multi-sample you will find values between 0 and 10% to be the best. BENDER: controls the tuning deviation given by the pitch bender wheel. Increments are in semitones and range is +/.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls ­­­­­­­­­65 . A 100% setting means a fully timbre-preserving processing. This process actually performs two pre-analysis at once. to sound natural. Through this option you can choose if the harmonic overtones of the sound (timbre) are going to be preserved when the original pitch is changed or not. 0 is panned hard left and 127 is panned hard right.

attenuates both high and low frequencies allowing mids to pass through.6 Envelope 1 is used to control the amplitude or volume of the samples playback. HPF: high pass filter. useful to keep the level steady for a certain time before it starts to fall down to the sustain level. attenuates high frequencies leaving lows passing through.4 Filter controls Click FILTER. figure 7. It’s active for 12 and 24 dB/Oct filters. HOLD: controls the hold time of the amplitude envelope. RESONANCE (RES): controls the Resonance or ‘Q’ of the filter. Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls . not for 6 dB/Oct. BPF: band pass filter.5 TYPE: selects the filter mode: LPF: low pass filter. ATTACK: controls the time the sound will take to reach the nominal level once the key is pressed.5) figure 7. DECAY: controls the decay time of the amplitude envelope.6). it’s the time the volume will take to reach the sustain level. 7. ­­­­­­­­­66 7 . SLOPE: selects the slope or steepness of the filter: 6: roll off is 6 dB per octave (1 pole) 12: roll off is 12 dB per octave (2 poles) 24: roll off is 24 dB per octave (4 poles) FREQUENCY (FREQ): controls the Cutoff frequency of the filter. SUSTAIN: controls the level of the sustained portion of the sound (while the MIDI key is kept pressed). attenuates low frequencies leaving highs passing through.5 Envelope 1 controls Click ENV 1.SampleTank 2 ® 7. expressed in Hz.

figure 7. ATTACK: controls the time the Pitch and/or Filter freq will take to reach the nominal value once the key is pressed. 7 . RELEASE: controls the time the Pitch or the Filter freq will take to return to nominal value once the key has been released. so modulation can be positive and negative. PITCH: controls the depth of the Envelope 2 intervention on the Pitch of the samples. DECAY: controls the decay time of the Pitch / Filter envelope. Useful to globally increase or decrease the level of an instrument or of a single sample (when ZONE editing is on). HOLD: controls the hold time of the Pitch / Filter envelope.7). FILTER: controls the depth of the Envelope 2 intervention over the Filter. Range is from –10 to +10. so modulation can be positive and negative.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls ­­­­­­­­­67 . it’s the time the Pitch and / or Filter freq will take to reach the sustain value. LEVEL: controls the master level of the amplitude envelope. Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. The center of the knob is 0 and at this value there is no Envelope 2 modulation to the Pitch. The center of the knob is 0 and at this value there is no Envelope 2 modulation to the Filter.SampleTank 2 ® RELEASE: controls the time the sound will take to disappear completely once the key has been released. useful to keep the Pitch or Filter freq steady for a certain time before it starts to fall down to the sustain value. SUSTAIN: controls the Pitch of Filter freq of the sustained portion of the sound (while the MIDI key is kept pressed).6 Envelope 2 controls Click ENV 2. Range is from –6 to +6.7 Envelope 2 is used to control the Tuning (pitch) of the samples and/or the frequency of the Filter. 7.

Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. Expressed in Hz.SampleTank 2 ® 7. Saw. Sine or Random (sample and hold). LEVEL: controls the effect the LFO1 has on the Level (Volume) of the samples. Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. DELAY: controls the time the LFO1 takes to reach the nominal modulation value after a key is pressed. ­­­­­­­­­68 7 . useful to create Tremolo or Fading effects.9). useful to create Vibrato effects. FILTER: controls the effect the LFO1 has on the Filter Cut off frequency. Saw. Square.9 WAVE: selects the waveform of the LFO2. figure 7. Expressed in Hz.8). BPM SYNC: allows LFO to be synchronized to host sequencer’s BPM. can be: Triangle. RATE: controls the speed or rate of the LFO2. DEPTH: controls the master level of the LFO1. Sine. 7. can be: Triangle.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls .8 WAVE: selects the waveform of the LFO1. DEPTH: controls the master level of the LFO2. figure 7.7 LFO 1 controls Click LFO 1. Random (sample and hold). PITCH: controls the effect the LFO1 has on the Pitch (Tuning) of the samples.8 LFO 2 controls Click LFO 2. Square. FREE RUN: selects if the LFO starts its run when the key is pressed (Free Run=OFF) or if it is always running (Free Run = ON). RATE: controls the speed or rate of the LFO1.

which are expanded. figure 7. which are compressed. AMP: controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the Volume of the instrument. ENVELOPE 2 (ENV2 SUSTAIN): controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the value of the Envelope 2. Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. FILTER: controls the effect the LFO2 has on the Filter Cutoff frequency.9 Velocity controls Click VELOCITY. FILTER: controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the Filter Cutoff frequency. 7 .SampleTank 2 ® LEVEL: controls the effect the LFO2 has on the Level (Volume) of the samples. LFO1 DEPTH: controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the LFO1 strength. PITCH: controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the Tuning of the samples. PAN: controls the effect the LFO2 has on the stereo panning of the samples. PITCH: controls the effect the LFO2 has on the Pitch (Tuning) of the samples. BPM SYNC: allows LFO to be synchronized to host sequencer’s BPM.10 CURVE: selects the velocity response of the selected part. useful for creating Vibrato effects. useful to create Tremolo or Fading effects. Default is NORMAL. other values are Comp1 and 2. 7.10). RESONANCE (RES): controls the effect that MIDI velocity has over the Filter Resonance or Q. Exp1 and 2.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls ­­­­­­­­­69 .

and transposing Parts by semitones.SYNTH-SAMPLER controls .SampleTank 2 ® 7. to limit the velocity response of the Part. The velocity limits can be adjusted as explained above. Parameter range is from 0 to 127. This will limit the key range to the desired amount. RANGE LEFT (RANGE-L): determine the playing note range Left limit for the selected Part.10 Range controls Click RANGE.2. figure 7.1. VELOCITY-HI (VEL-HI): determine the playing velocity range higher limit for the selected Part. VELOCITY-LOW (VEL-LO): determine the playing velocity range lower limit for the selected Part. Setting Range-L higher than Range-R is allowed. is saved. For example: To change a Part that has a key range from C0 to G4 to a smaller key range (for example C2 to G2) adjust the Range-L value to C2 and the Range-R value to G2. to indicate a range of the keyboard where nothing is mapped. Parameter range is from 0 to 127. The MACRO controls has been already described in Chapter 3. Parameter range is from C-2 to G8. Parameter range is from C-2 to G8.11). velocity range. RANGE RIGHT (RANGE-R): determine the playing note range Right limit for the selected Part. ­­­­­­­­­70 7 . Its related controls will be displayed (figure 7. PART TRANSPOSITION (PART TRANSP): transposes the pitch of the selected zone by semitone increments. These settings are saved when saving a COMBI PRESET or when the session that SampleTank 2 is being used in.11 The RANGE Section allows you to create complex splits and layers by limiting the key range.

the 1st effect slot is fixed with an EQ and Compressor module (EQ/COMP).1 There are 33 effects that can be selected from the SampleTank 2 effects list. All the effects are top-class and have been designed with sound shaping in mind. 5 slots available as Send Effects. However. All effect knobs are MIDI-controllable and can be automated in your host application. figure 8. and Master Insert Effects (MASTER). there are 5 effects slots available as Part Inserts. Send Effects (SEND).3 8 . effects structure and mode selection.2 Effects Structure SampleTank 2 offers Part Insert Effects (PART). figure 8.1) which offers high quality DSP effects giving maximum flexibility.2). and a detailed description of each effects’ parameters.3). figure 8. If you select the PART button.1 SampleTank 2 Multi-Effects Unit SampleTank 2 contains an integrated multi-effects engine (figure 8.Multi-Effects Unit ­­­­­­­­­71 . all effects are selectable from effects slots 1 to 5. If you select SEND or MASTER buttons. (figure 8.2 8. and 5 slots available as Master Inserts. effects slots 2 to 5 can be freely selectable from the 33 DSP effects list. You can insert up to 5 effects per part. creativity and realism to all the instruments. 8. As mentioned in Chapter 3. Just select them from the effects list by clicking on the effects slots. Each effect has several parameters that are visually represented by “knobs” (figure 8.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 8 Multi-Effects Unit This Chapter contains information about how SampleTank 2 Multi-Effects Unit works.

SEND. This means that independently of the part or parts selected.4) are only available when SEND mode is selected. effect slot 2. the SEND knob will control the selected FX’s slot send level for the SampleTank Part 1. POST VOL deactivated. RETURN knob. Post Volume (POST VOL): this button works per part and per effect slot. Please click on each effect mode button and compare their controls. or MASTER button. effect slot 1. so its button will be illuminated.4 To summarize how the SEND controls work: SEND knob: this knob works per part and per effect slot. you can send the same effect (but with different send level values) up to 16 SampleTank 2 parts or send up to 5 different effects per part. If you’ve selected SampleTank 2 part 1. For example: Part 1: POST VOL button activated (works as POST part volume). When you click the PART. In other words. You will see that the SEND knob. This means that each of the 16 SampleTank 2 parts can have a different POST VOL button status.3 Effects Mode Selection While working with SampleTank 2 effects. Part 1. RETURN knob: this knob works per effect slot. each of the 5 effect slots can have a different RETURN level value. Part 1. etc. this knob will control the selected FX’s slot send level for that particular part. you will see that the SEND knob shows each part selected value. the RETURN knob will control the selected FX’s slot return level for all the parts. and all the Effects section will change to display the currently selected mode. and this value is not dependent or affected by the amount of parts assigned to ­­­­­­­­­72 8 . figure 8. the SEND knob will control the selected FX’s slot send level for the SampleTank Part 2. In the same way. For example. If you’ve selected SampleTank 2 part 2. and then you click on each effect slot. you are able to select one Effects Mode at a time. This means that after you have selected the SampleTank 2 part. Post Volume (POST VOL) button. In the same way that each of the 5 effect slots can have its own POST VOL status.SampleTank 2 ® 8. If you click on each SampleTank 2 part (in this case 1-2) you will see that the SEND knob shows the different values previously assigned to each part. and Post Master/FX (POST M/FX) buttons (figure 8. you are activating that particular effect mode. if you apply 5 different effects (one on each effect slot) to the same SampleTank 2 part.Multi-Effects Unit . Part 2: POST VOL button deactivated (works as PRE part volume). POST VOL activated. In other words. in which each of the effects can have its own send value. and so on up to 16 SampleTank 2 parts.

8. Both units are very high quality. POST M/FX button deactivated (works as PRE Master Insert effects). For instance. insert another effect in effect slot 2 and change its RETURN knob value. and the RETURN knob and Post Master/FX (POST M/FX) works per effect slot.Multi-Effects Unit LOW GAIN: boosts/reduces low frequencies. MID GAIN: boosts/reduces middle frequencies. POST M/FX button activated (works as POST Master Insert effects). Now. This is a low shelving filter. If you click in effect slot 1 and then on effect slot 2 you will see that the RETURN knob value changes. This effect features a semi-parametric EQ and an easy-to-use compressor. giving a very musical sounding equalizer and an “analog-style” compression.SampleTank 2 ® each effect slot. we can conclude that the SEND knob and the Post Volume (POST VOL) button works per part and per effect slot. Based on the aforementioned SEND controls descriptions. This is because the RETURN knob works per effect slot. MID FREQ: adjusts the center frequency.15 dB.6) effect is applied by default on the first effect slot. GAIN: adjusts the level over a range of +/.6 figure 8. select an effect from effect slot 1.5 8 . the Equalization and Compression (figure 8. 8.5 EQ/COMP If you select the PART mode.5). Here is a description of them and their controls. Effect slot 2. This is a wide bell filter.4 Effect list There are 33 top-notch DSP effects included in the Effects list (figure 8. figure 8. This is a shelving filter. ­­­­­­­­­73 . COMP: applies compression. Then select different SampleTank 2 parts. HIGH GAIN: boosts/reduces high frequencies. not per part. Post Master/FX (POST M/FX): this button works per effect slot. The SEND knob values will change but the RETURN knob values will not. The POST M/FX button status is not dependent or affected by the amount of parts assigned to each effect slot. For example: Effect slot 1. This means that each of the 5 effect slots can have a different POST M/FX button status.

8) include the following parameters: figure 8.10) sounds very close to a real mechanical spring unit. This reverb is mono. if you need to apply and EQ or Comp while using other Effects Modes. giving shorter or longer reverb tails. The Reverb (figure 8. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between dry and wet signals. SIZE: sets the size of the virtual chamber that’s being emulated. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between dry and wet signals. TIME: sets the length of the emulated virtual spring. COLOR: sets the reverberation tonal character. very useful for emulating the typical ambience of small closed spaces. featuring their signature warmth with that typical metallic and resonant vibe. like studio rooms or little concert suites. creating spatial depth ranging from large halls to small rooms. SIZE: sets the size of the virtual chamber that’s being emulated. from dark to bright. TIME: sets the length of the reverberation. figure 8. you can select the Parametric EQ and Compressor effects instead.Multi-Effects Unit . DENSITY: sets the number of reflections generated by the reverb.6.6 Reverberation and Delay The reverbs included in SampleTank 2 add reverberation and ambience to the sound.10 8. 8. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between dry and wet signals.8 TIME: sets the length of the reverberation.SampleTank 2 ® Note: the EQ/COMP is not a selectable effect.6. ­­­­­­­­­74 8 .7 figure 8.9 8.1 Ambience This effect (figure 8. However. It will not appear in the Effects List. figure 8. such as SEND or MASTER.9) produces a very short reverb.2 Spring Reverb This reverb (figure 8.7) and Reverb Delay effects (figure 8.

6. The CSReverb (figure 8. BANDWIDTH (BNDWITH): sets the bandwidth of the echoes.6. The LFO can sync with the song’s BPM. FEEDBACK: sets the number of echoes that the effect produces. the Cutoff frequency can automatically sweep by the effect of a built-in LFO (figure 8. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between the dry and wet signals.Multi-Effects Unit ­­­­­­­­­75 . TIME: sets the global reverberation time. 8 . figure 8. figure 8.SampleTank 2 ® 8.11 DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between dry and wet signals. These are resonant filters.TIME): sets the amount of time between the echoes.11) included in SampleTank 2. and only “Time” is adjustable as a Reverb parameter.7. DELAY TIME (D.12 MODE: you can choose from simple mono delay to a sophisticated multitapped stereo delay. 8.1 Filter In this filter FX. 8. giving these effects some of the characteristics found on some old synthesizers. Room. Hall and Inverse) modeled after popular outboard classics.12) is an effect that adds echoes to the sound.13 FREQUENCY (FRQUENCY): specifies the frequency at which the filter begins to attenuate.4 Delay Delay (figure 8.13).7 Filters These effects apply various types of filters to the sound by cutting some portions of the audio spectrum. figure 8.3 CSReverb Classic Studio Reverb (CSR) is an award-winning suite of four high-end studio-quality reverbs units (Plate. 8. raising the knob will give a sound similar to one of the old analog or tape delay units. is a single Reverb Preset extracted from the CSR Plate algorithm.

RESONANCE (RSONANCE): controls the Resonance of the filter. the Cutoff frequency can automatically sweep by the effect of the envelope of the audio signal passing through it (figure 8. MODE: sets the type of filter. 8. This gives a particular.15).Multi-Effects Unit . You can choose from various types. band pass and high pass. DEPTH: the filter cut off frequency can sweep automatically by the effect of the envelope of the signal that’s passing through. DEPTH: the filter cut off frequency can sweep automatically by the effect of the envelope of the signal that’s passing through. MODE: sets the type of filter.7. This gives a particular. low pass.3 Multi Filter This is a particular kind of filter where instead of selecting the type of filter (LPF. figure 8. especially if used with 4 pole low pass filter. DISTORTION (DSTRTION): controls the amount of distortion the filter will produce. vintage character to the sound.15 CUT OFF FREQUENCY (CTFF FRQ): controls the Cutoff frequency of the filter. RESONANCE (RSONANCE): emphasizes the overtones in the region of the cut-off frequency. HIGH PASS GAIN (HP GAIN): controls the level of the High Pass section ­­­­­­­­­76 8 .SampleTank 2 ® RESONANCE (RSONANCE): emphasizes the overtones in the region of the cut-off frequency. figure 8. low pass. vintage character to the sound. This control sets the amount of modulation.14 FREQUENCY (FRQUENCY): specifies the frequency at which the filter begins to attenuate. RATE: sets the speed of LFO modulation. You can choose from various types. 8. BPF or HPF) you can use them all together with independent levels (figure 8. This control sets the amount of modulation.2 Envelope Filter In this filter FX. from a very natural and pleasing 1 pole to a “techno” 4 pole. They all are available in three different slopes. especially if used with 4 pole low pass filter. LOW PASS GAIN (LP GAIN): controls the level of the Low Pass section of the filter.14). from a very natural and pleasing 1 pole to a “techno” 4 pole. They all are available in three different slopes. band pass and high pass.7.

8 Modulations 8.16 8.1 Chorus and Multi Chorus SampleTank 2 comes with two different types of chorus: Chorus (figure 8. The movements are detected from the original signal amplitude. The first is a classic stereo chorus.16). moving its center frequency automatically.4 Wah-Wah This effect simulates a typical “wah-wah” guitar pedal (figure 8. figure 8.Multi-Effects Unit ­­­­­­­­­77 .17) and Milti Chorus (figure 8. you can also use this knob to manu- 8 . Increasing this value gives a more pronounced phasing FX. BIAS: controls the offset of the LFO.7. The second is a special type with a random pitching character.8. which adds space and depth to the sound. The first gives a sense of modulation.18). figure 8. lower values give a more subtle effect. from 1 to 10. BAND PASS GAIN (BP GAIN): controls the level of the Band Pass section of the filter. the second is designed to be less regular and noticeable. NOTCH GAIN (NTCH GIN): controls the level of the Notch section of the filter. figure 8.2 Phaser This entirely analog modeled Phaser recreates the sound of one of the best known classics of the past (figure 8.18 8. RATE: adjusts the speed of the chorus LFOs.17 DEPTH: sets the amount of pitch shifting generated by the chorus. DRY/WET: controls the global output volume of the filter 8. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between the dry and wet signals. WAH: sets the cut off frequency of the wah effect.19 RATE: controls the speed of the phaser LFO STAGES: selects the number of phase splitters.8.19). Use it (via MIDI controller) to manually create wah-wah effects. AUTO: when turned up the wah effect can work as an auto-wah.SampleTank 2 ® of the filter. figure 8.

FEEDBACK: adjust the amount of signal that is returned to the input after the flanger effect. when applied to a complex sound.5 Envelope Flanger This particular kind of flanger has its feedback parameter. Raising this value to the max will produce a self oscillation. FREQ): this is the frequency of the signal that will modulate the original sound in frequency or in amplitude. the phaser can be manually controlled using the BIAS knob. Values near the center (64) give maximum width.23).21 8.20 figure 8.23 ­­­­­­­­­78 RATE: controls the speed of the internal LFO. These effects are designed to produce a tonal character totally different from the original. FEEDBACK: controls how much processed signal will be returned to the input.8. 8. DEPTH: sets the depth of the flanging modulation.3 AM Modulation and FM Modulation AM Modulation (amplitude modulation) (figure 8. ENVELOPE DEPTH (ENVLDEPTH): controls the depth of the Feedback modulation by the envelope of the audio signal.22).20) and FM Modulation (frequency modulation) (figure 8. DEPTH: controls the strength of the LFO modulation. 8.21) are two special modulation effects. CARRIER FREQUENCY (CARR.SampleTank 2 ® ally control the Phaser. They can replicate the sounds of some synthesis systems like FM or ring modulation. Setting it at zero. SPREAD: controls the Stereo image of the Phaser. setting the DEPTH at zero. DRY/WET: adjusts the mix between the dry and wet signals.22 RATE: adjusts the speed of the modulations in the flanging effect.4 Flanger The Flanger creates a sharper sound by adding a metallic resonance to the sound (like a jet airplane taking off and landing) (figure 8. which is internally controlled by the envelope of the audio signal (figure 8. FEEDBACK: controls the nominal amount of signal that is returned to the input after processing. 8 . figure 8.8. figure 8. Extreme values will deliver self oscillation of the effect.Multi-Effects Unit .8. figure 8. DEPTH: this is the amount of modulation applied.

27 8 .24). This overdrive is very smooth and similar to that generated by a tube amplifier.1 Auto Pan Autopan automatically moves the stereo location of the sound (figure 8. This is a must for organ tones (figure 8.26).9 Panning 8. figure 8.9.26 8.9. SPEED: adjusts the speed of the movement of the sound across the stereo field. DRIVE: sets the amount of distortion generated by the rotary cabinet.3 Rotary Speaker This effect simulates the sound which can be obtained by rotary speaker cabinets.10 Distortion 8. 8.25). ­­­­­­­­­79 . figure 8. 8.SampleTank 2 ® 8. this effect is designed to be used as a speaker and cabinet simulator too (figure 8. SPEED: sets the speed of the rotating horns and drum.2 Tremolo Tremolo cyclically modulates the volume to create tremolo (figure 8.25 DEPTH: adjusts the amount of amplitude modulation. figure 8.10.Multi-Effects Unit Lo-Fi degrades the audio quality to simulate a “Lo-Fidelity” sound. In SampleTank 2.27). LO/HI: this is the balance between the low and high rotor. Organ players often switch from slow to fast.1 Lo-Fi figure 8. SPEED: adjusts the speed of the tremolo.9.24 DEPTH: sets the amount of the effect applied to the sound.

figure 8.10. Various amplifier models are provided (figure 8.4 Crusher This FX can reduce the fidelity of a signal applying reduction of the sampling rate or bit resolution (figure 8. This distortion works at low levels too. LO FI: adds distortion to the sound. 8.2 Distortion This effect simulates the distortion occurring as you raise the gain of an amplifier. AGE: sets the frequency response of the record player.Multi-Effects Unit . ­­­­­­­­­80 8 . From solid state types to guitar tube amplifiers models. from narrow to wide. OUTPUT: controls the output volume.10.SampleTank 2 ® BANDWIDTH: sets the “fidelity. CUTOFF: controls the Cutoff frequency of the built-in low pass filter.28). This is only the “electronic” part of an amplifier. SHAPE: different types of amplifiers are emulated here. 8. This effect does not perform cabinet and speaker simulation. GAIN: controls the amount of signal that’s sent to the Crusher.30). DECIMATION (DCMATION): selects the sampling rate reduction factor of the processed signal.3 Phonograph This effect adds disk noises to simulate the sound of music played by vinyl records on old record players (figure 8.10. STEREO: sets the stereo channel separation. 8. This is a kind of distortion similar to the one generated by worn or overused vinyl records. decreasing it will degrade the fidelity progressively.29). DISTORTION (DSTRTION): sets the amount of distortion generated by the record player.28 GAIN: this is the amount of gain and gives more distortion as you increase it.30 RESOLUTION (RSLUTION): selects the bit resolution of the processed signal. figure 8. From mono to stereo.” Increasing the value will give a better sound.29 CRACKLE: adjust the amount of crackle from the (virtual) record. RESONANCE (RESO): controls the Resonance of the built-in low pass filter. useful to created highly distorted sounds. figure 8.

Brit AC. MODEL: selects the kind of preamplifier to be emulated.32). Mellow.33). DRIVE: controls the amount of signal being sent to the overdrive. PRESENCE: controls the presence of the sound with a particular analog “old style” character. Lead2. to give a more realistic character without using an equalizer (figure 8.SampleTank 2 ® 8.11 Amp Simulation 8. Lead1.Multi-Effects Unit This processor emulates with great accuracy the frequency response of some of the best guitar cabinets.11. figure 8.5 Overdrive This entirely analog modeled Overdrive recreates the tone of one of the best overdrive stomp boxes (figure 8. TONE: controls the Timbre of the distortion.11. This effect is extremely useful when you need to add a ‘mid-range’ character to any kind of sound.34). from dark to bright.10. figure 8. 8.1 Pre Amp This analog modeled processor emulates the first stage of some of the most acclaimed classic tube guitar amplifiers (figure 8. VOLUME: controls the output level of the Pre Amp. MID: controls the amount of mid frequencies. Fuzz. VOLUME: controls the output level of the effect.2 Tone Control A classic tube tone control that recreates the tone shaping stage found on the best tube amplifiers. Choices are: Clean.3 Cabinet figure 8. Can deliver incredible presence and warmth to the sound (figure 8. LEVEL: controls the output level of the Tone Control. figure 8. ­­­­­­­­­81 . Crunch.11. GAIN: controls the amount of signal that’s sent to the preamplifier.31 8. HIGH: controls the amount of high frequencies.31). with Crunch and Lead preamps it gives control over the distortion.32 8.33 LOW: controls the amount of low frequencies.34 8 .

MICROPHONE TYPE (MIC TYPE): selects the kind of microphone that’s placed in front of the speaker: Dynamic or Condenser. figure 8. you can expect maximum transparency from this equalizer. range from 20Hz to 18KHz.Multi-Effects Unit .SampleTank 2 ® MODEL: selects from various types of Speaker Cabinets. This is a shelving filter.35 FREQ1: center frequency of the first band.12 Mix/Master 8.15 dB.36 LOW GAIN: boosts/reduces low frequencies. This is a low shelving filter. figure 8. GAIN2: gain of the second band.1 (very wide) to 8 (very narrow). MID FREQ: adjusts the center frequency.12. 8. ­­­­­­­­­82 8 . range +/. Q1: bandwidth of the first band.36). The final position is direct. Two identical fully parametric peaking bands are provided (figure 8.15 dB. range from 20Hz to 18KHz. MID GAIN: boosts/reduces middle frequencies. 8. from 0. FREQ2: center frequency of the second band. MICROPHONE POSITION (MIC POS): selects the positioning of the microphone: In Axis or Off Axis. no speaker.2 Channel Strip The EQ/COMP effect. from 0.15 dB. Q2: bandwidth of the second band.1 Param EQ A very clean and precise full-digital parametric EQ. (fixed in the first PART effect slot) has been added in the effects list as Channel Strip because it can be useful to place it after some other FX modules. MICROPHONE DISTANCE (MIC DIST): selects the distance between the cabinet and the microphone: Near or Far.1 (very wide) to 8 (very narrow). This is a wide bell filter. COMP: applies compression. GAIN: adjusts the level over a range of +/.35). GAIN1: gain of the first band. for further processing (figure 8. HIGH GAIN: boosts/reduces high frequencies.12. range +/.

mid and high bands (figure 8.39). RATIO: controls the strength of the compression.1 Slicer The slicer works by applying successive rhythmic cuts to the sound.12.Multi-Effects Unit ­­­­­­­­­83 .13.38). Turning up this knob will enlarge the stereo image.37). therefore sets the compression.39 8 . DRIVE: controls the amount of signal that’s sent to the unit. It is especially effective on sustained sounds. modeled after a classic tube compressor. 8. therefore sets the compression.4 Limiter This is a multi-band analog modeled limiter. figure 8. figure 8.37 ATTACK: controls the amount of time that the compressor takes to react to the audio signal. It can deliver a very powerful compression to drums kits and loops. Compared against the Compressor. OVERLOAD: controls the blending between full limiting (fully left) and full clipping (fully right). RELEASE: controls the release time of the three compressors. making it similar to a backing phrase (figure 8. figure 8. RELEASE: controls the amount of time that the compressor takes to return to normal gain after some compression has occurred.38 DRIVE: controls the amount of signal that’s sent to the limiter.3 Compressor This is an ultra smooth compressor. It can be very soft and gentle on all types of material (figure 8. SPREAD: controls the Stereo image. the Limiter can deliver a far more aggressive compression effect. The center position leaves the image unaltered. 8. The controls of the three compressors are linked on the interface for simplicity. Higher values will result in a more evident effect. Inside there are three separate hard knee compressors for the low.13 Dance 8.12.SampleTank 2 ® 8.

ENVELOPE: the cuts can be instantaneous or not. FREQ: sets the speed of the slicer pattern execution. 8 . in order to obtain a predictable effect. For instance the “Sync CC” could be placed at the beginning of every 4-bars.Multi-Effects Unit . or automated via MIDI control change. DEPTH: adjusts the amount of attenuation (in dB) when the slicer is cutting out the sound. Filter.40). Tremolo.SampleTank 2 ® PATTERN: sets the rhythmic pattern. This knob sets the slope of the cuts. Slicer) can be tempo synced with their “speed” parameter linked to the host sequencer’s BPM. simply click on the BPM ON/OFF switch (figure 8.13.40 ­­­­­­­­­84 8. To Sync an effect to BPM. TRIGGER: the slicer pattern is reset and returns to the beginning as soon as this knob is moved. figure 8. from instantaneous to smooth. Flanger. These effects can be easily synced with the composition’s BPM with repetitions ranging from 1/16 to 1/2. This should be used (by controlling this knob using a MIDI CC and automating it into the sequence) to “sync” the slicer pattern to the song. AutoPan.2 BPM syncable effects All effects which have a tempo function (Delay.

VST and AU.1 Automating parameters All SampleTank 2 parameters can be automated using MIDI CTL Association. However. and Macros A.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 9 Automation 9.6). it’s not possible to assign all of them to the standard sequencers automation. Since SampleTank 2 provides more than 10. Also. B. SampleTank 2 can be used with standard automation in RTAS. C. D are controllable via sequencer automation.000 parameters.Automation ­­­­­­­­­85 . There are no limitation of any kind to this. Pan. 9 . remember that any of the SampleTank 2 parameters can be automated via its built-in MIDI CTL function. Only Parts Volume. Simply associate a MIDI CTL to the parameter you want to automate (see paragraph 3. and record a track on the sequencer by drawing or using an external MIDI controller on the same MIDI channel of the instrument you want to control.

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2). with more polyphony. The CPU load is displayed in your host application related window. overriding (for that specific instrument) the POLYPHONY settings of the module. When CPU performance is close or exceeds 100%. you can increase the number of notes that can be played by SampleTank 2 module. The (!) symbol will also appear in the MIX window. This increases CPU load.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 10 Tips and Tricks figure 10. Use additional modules only if you have used all the 16 MIDI channels in the first instance. While performing. you may experience performance degradation and sound interruption. when a drum kit is playing a ride cymbal. so if the MIDI part triggers 10 .g. lower the maximum number of polyphony notes. This value depends on the current CPU load (which cannot exceed 100%). by increasing the POLYPHONY value. e. indicating that an OVER-polyphony has occurred. when you insert the 33rd note you will erase the first one). As the number of playing notes exceeds this number. The sample of the cymbal could be long. a Part POLY field has been included (figure 10. it cannot exceed the maximum polyphony that your computer can handle (which is CPU-dependent). if you set 32 as the maximum number. For example. In the MIX window.Tips and Tricks ­­­­­­­­­87 . Changing the number displayed in this field allows you to limit the polyphony value of the selected instrument. we strongly recommended ASIO cards. (to the right of the polyphony value). the oldest note will be cancelled (for example. in the Part POLY field. To achieve low-latency on Windows systems. every time you surpass the maximum number of polyphony notes. and get the most out of SampleTank 2. It is a very good idea to limit the polyphony of instruments that do not really need it.1). To avoid this. a (!) symbol appears in the POLYPHONY Display (located on top of the Search/Delete button). 10.2 10. 20 seconds. The maximum polyphony of each SampleTank 2 module can be set by changing this value (just click and drag it).1 figure 10. This sets the maximum number of notes which can be played by the module and is displayed in the POLYPHONY field (figure 10. If necessary.1 Polyphony and CPU performance Each SampleTank 2 module can have a maximum POLYPHONY of up to 256 notes.2 Get the most out of your SampleTank 2 Do not open multiple instances unnecessarily. A more powerful CPU will allow you to play more instruments simultaneously. However.

which is completely useless. it will probably request from the engine 20.SampleTank 2 ® the cymbals 4 times a beat. 40 voices of polyphony. So. ­­­­­­­­­88 10 .Tips and Tricks . reduce the Drum kit polyphony (MIX window) value to 8 – 10 notes to make room for those instruments that really need a lot of polyphony. 30.

” (point) instead of a “-” (minus) 11 .1 For clear character identification. IMPORTANT: the number zero can easily be identified in your Serial Number because it is crossed by a line.Troubleshooting ­­­­­­­­­89 . please analyze the legend. please check its exact location (figure 11. so please analyze the common errors: *Typing a 0 (“zero” number) instead of an O (“o” letter) *Typing 1 (“one” number) instead of an I (“i” letter) *Typing 2 (“two” number) instead of a Z (“z” letter) *Typing 5 (“five” number) instead of an S (“s” letter) *Typing 8 (“eight” number) instead of a B (“b” letter) *Typing a “. inside the license envelope).1). 1) Here you can find your SERIAL NUMBER 2) At the bottom of the registration card a legend helps you identify the characters in your SERIAL NUMBER figure 11.SampleTank 2 ® Chapter 11 Troubleshooting Where can I find my IK product Serial Number? The Serial Number is written on the Registration Card (included with your IK product. In the snapshot. Why is the Wizard rejecting my Serial Number? Probably because it found a typo.

• Check that the Serial number that you are entering is in correlation with the product installed.2 ­­­­­­­­­90 11 . Remember that you are able to register your product only once. please read the related FAQ.SampleTank 2 ® Suggestions: • Whenever is possible.2). figure 11. if you are trying to get a new Authorization Code. I received this message: The Serial Number is already registered..Troubleshooting . During the Product Registration process. So.. • Please type all codes UPPERCASE during the Installation and Registration process. Where can I find my Digital ID? The Digital ID is displayed in the Authorization window of your IK product (figure 11. please Copy and Paste the information. • Cut off all the leading and trailing spaces.

Troubleshooting ­­­­­­­­­91 . How can I get a new Authorization Code? Please log in to the User Area at https://www. I have already registered my product online. You will be able to check all the main information about your registered products. this happens because the Digital ID was not submitted during the registration process. Usually. What should I do? Please go to the User Area and enter your registered email address (in the proper empty box). please Copy the Digital ID from the Authorization Form to the Registration Form. but I did not get an Authorization Code. 11 . Remember that the Digital ID has NO letter “I” and “O”. locate the Lock button and click on it. In order to prevent any further mistakes.ikstore.com/Login/IKLogin. registered and authorized my IK product in my main computer.SampleTank 2 ® Why is my Digital ID being rejected during the Online Registration process? There is probably a typo in it. only the numbers “1” (one) and “0” (zero). What do I have to do to use my IK product in other computers? You need to install the program and get a new Authorization Code. To learn how to get a new Authorization Code. Where can I find my Serial Number. I need to log in into the User Area but I forgot my User Name and Password. If your product version has no Lock button.cgi Then. please refer to “How can I get a new Authorization Code” paragraph in this chapter. click on Request a new Authorization Code. I have already installed. Digital ID and the Authorization Code of a registered IK Product? In your IK product interface. In order to get a new Authorization Code. You will receive an email with the necessary information to Log in. please read the “How can I get a new Authorization Code?” FAQ. you can also log in to the User Area and click on Request a new Authorization Code.

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