SampleTank is an advanced software utility that enables professionals to compose and mix music. It can be used as a standalone tool or plugin, and it contains a large library with high-quality sound samples, three synth engines, many built-in DSP effects, and so on.
Setup and initial configuration
The complete package includes three SampleTank plugins: DX, VST and RTAS. Any of these components can be excluded from setup. At the first program statup, it is necessary to configure settings pertaining to the instrument when it comes to full path and mode (high quality or high performance).
This panel can be hidden from future runs. In addition, you can set audio midi options in terms of audio device and driver, output routing, sample rate, and buffer size.
Advanced audio mixer with many samples and effects
The interface looks professional and provides buttons in the main frame for all effects and settings. When it comes to mixing audio, it is possible to adjust the pitch, low and high gain, mid frequency, range, tempo, and many others. The previous session can be set to reload on startup.
You can import audio files with the WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000 or SAMPLECELL format, as well as take advantage of the three synth engines available: STRETCH, polyphonic pitch-shift and resampling.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests, since the app did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and runs on low CPU and RAM, so it shouldn't put a strain on computer performance. On the other hand, the tool has not been updated for a while. Nevertheless, SampleTank comes loaded with numerous sound samples and effects to help users put together high-quality musical compositions.