We explore what's new in the latest version of Native Instruments' flagship sampler.
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With up to 250GB of sounds, a redesigned, fully zoomable GUI, and a new sample engine, IK's SampleTank 4 is no incremental upgrade.
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Sampletank was a hit: a sample-based virtual instrument with great sounds and, at the time, not much competition. Two years on, there are plenty of fully-featured software samplers and non-sampling virtual instruments too. Can Sampletank 2 keep up?
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