Sampletank App Reviews

By IK Multimedia

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Sampletank app review

Sampletank App Info

  • 598 Ratings
  • Price: $19.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Nov 5 2019
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 1.50 GB
  • Seller: IK Multimedia
  • © IK Multimedia

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Customer Reviews of the Sampletank App

Feel Ripped Off, Buy Korg Gadge

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Unhappy45678's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

140 sounds seems like a lot, but there are so many you’ll never use. And they skimp on the sounds you will use... not enough drums or basses. The bass selection is especially horrible. I purchased another 35 based for $10 (so expensive!!!). The real basses were good in the add on but the synth basses were horrible. This whole application is designed to make you buy more and more sounds. They show you all the sounds you don’t have as you use the app. And the choices for the sounds they give you just aren’t useful enough. More: The timing when you control it with external midi off by random milliseconds on every trigger. It is noticeable on drums.

Good sounds... 2 bad you can’t use them

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Clyde Marley's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

The sounds are more than decent... unfortunately it seems the developer wants you to use the app exclusively. Too bad it lacks basic sequencer features and has no plug in support. Developers didn’t update to the Audiobus 3 sdk so now all that money I spent on in app purchases (<$100) is practically useless. Audiobus 2 is not even available any more so I’m just stuck with an 80s style sequencer where you can’t even edit notes and that blows. Make it a complete production environment or make it work with other apps otherwise quit!

Best app ever

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ar0_las3's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

This app be my music tank... Keep working

Money wasted in the drain

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Nick45689143's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

I spend several dollars $$$$ and this app is very unreliable. No even sure if will be replaced (after namm) soon and I’ll lose all my purchases

Really Like It

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itsmrdizz's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

I’ve been using SampleTank since it first dropped I’m 2001 and purchased the app when it was first available for iOS. It’s been one of m,y favorite apps for nearly 20 years. I would love to see AU3 support and expanded multi timber to 16 channels.

CATER TOO MUCH TO ELECTRONIC, DUBSTEP OR DANCE

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NimbusClouds's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

Another reason why I give this app one star is that you people cater more to dance, pop, rap but not enough to us rock and roll fans. Why can’t you guys create pwith classical, blues or metal rock? This would be such a huge plus. Just look at how many electronic sounds you have or synth. You people need to know that there are people out here who love rock so please l think about this.

SampleTank is good sounding but aloof

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dataBANG's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

It's got good sounds, I'll give it that. But, SampleTank is a burdensome when it comes to user-interface and doesn’t take advantage of iOS audio as one would hope. Pros: 👂Quality sounds and good expression when tweaking the controllers. CONS: 🤬SampleTank is in a world of its own. The app ignores the capabilities of iOS, No AU3 support, NO separate channels for discrete instrument mixing just stereo. 🙈Hit with in iRig "advertisement" splash page at every SampleTank launch. 🙈Cannot read user manual unless you register the product through their website, and only after confirmation. 😾The user manual is nested four button presses deep to find information, and no option to download the documentation as a PDF or separate webpage and no manual available at their support site. 😿The Transport Controls are difficult to see if they are active or not and e.g. The record button is so bright it always appears to be on. 👺SampleTank has sloppy internal MIDI implementation so playing it with the other internal apps can be challenging, and there's no standard MIDI implementation chart

Looking for Keyboard sounds? This app is #1 by far!

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Rudabug's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 8/31/19 1:57 PM

Before SampleTank I was using high end hardware Keyboard/Workstation/Synth/Samplers . Now with a basic $99 midi controller and this Application my life has changed. The sounds are fantastic, rivals all current keyboards on the market, and the expansions are phenomenal. If you are a keyboard player and looking for something to work with live or in studio out of the iPad this is where you need to start. There are similar apps, but most are one trick ponies compared to SampleTank. Sure there are great piano apps, synth apps, organ etc etc, this app covers it all and does it very very well. Create layers/Splits that are phenomenal sounding in any setting. SampleTank puts “Module” to shame on EVERY level. My reason for not giving the 5th star is because OS updates can sometimes cause major problems with functionality, not too long ago the app was unusable for about a month due to incompatibility with new updates from Apple. However once corrected the app is now better than ever. IK you have created an amazing product here, my only request is you keep it a little more up to date for those of us who depend on it. Keep the awesome work.

Don’t’ make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version.

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041577pazpazponROBERT's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 5/21/18 6:30 PM

Do not make the mistake of buying libraries in the demo version, when you upgrade to the full version you will have to buy them again, a complete theft, and if you contact the customer service. they tell you to report in the apple store, do not lose your money.

In-App purchase hard sell

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KayEssKay's Review of Sampletank

Reviewed on 5/1/18 3:37 AM

This version (2.0.9) works pretty well, I have no real complaints about its function, although AU3 would be a nice addition. My primary concern is about the pop-up window that comes up at launch (which covers the top 1/3 of the screen) that tries to get you to in-app purchase the Miroslav Symphony Pack... it interferes with an Audiobus set-up until you go back into SampleTank and close the pop-up. Also, and this is an important point, if you don't touch the tiny little "x" just right SampleTank tries to execute the purchase. I accidentally had my finger on my touch-ID home button and ended up buying the pack for $30! (I got a refund...) That's just crazy... either that's very poor interface design, or it's an aggressive attempt to force a purchase. BEWARE!