IK Multimedia announced the immediate availability of 30 new Xpansion Tank 2 sound libraries for SampleTank 2.5. The Xpansion Tank 2 series, developed by Sonic Reality, is a collection of 30 high-quality sound libraries with more than 30 GB of new “production-ready” sounds for making music in any style. There are 15 multi-sampled and 15 loop titles, totaling nearly 10,000 new sounds for SampleTank, with each collection containing between 500 megabytes to more than 1 gigabyte of samples.
The 6,000 loops included in the series are provided as either construction kit “menu maps” for instant song building with drum grooves, bass lines or rhythm parts, which are in sync across the keyboard or as individual loops broken down into “slice maps” that can be played in real time, as well as by the associated MIDI file per loop in a sequencer for total flexibility in tempo and feel.
Each title has an MSRP of $49.99 and can be purchased from the IK Online Store for immediate download or through selected dealers in a convenient single “multi-box” format (where the user is able to choose and download their preferred title with the serial included).
To kick off the launch of this new series, IK announces the Xpansion Tank 2 Group Buy: From now until May 31, 2010, any customer who purchases and registers one of the new Xpansion Tank 2 titles will get another title for free, plus they will get the fully Xpandable SampleTank 2.5 XT virtual instrument with more than 1 GB of sounds free. Also, once 500 users join the promotion, all participants will receive another free Xpansion Tank 2 title. If more users participate, there is a good chance that more titles will be given away for free.