IK Multimedia SampleTron 2 plugin Goes Beyond Creating The Mellotron


IK Multimedia SampleTron 2 plugin is more than a Mellotron, offering tape-based instruments galore.


IK Multimedia SampleTron was released more than a decade ago, but a new version looks set to put it back on the vintage keyboard plugin agenda.


The SampleTron II represents a complete overhaul of the original software, which emulated tape-based instruments such as the iconic Mellotron. Version 2 combines the sound engine from IK SampleTank 4 with its tape-modelling technology, and includes ‘deep-sampled’ versions of vintage Mellotron and Chamberlin tapes.


Besides, you also get a new collection of ‘non-Tron’ acoustic sounds such as choir, strings, brass, organ, piano and bass, along with synths and vocoders. These all come with tape processing, too, and the flexibility extends even further with the option to import your own samples.




In addition, Presets in SampleTron 2 are formed from up to three ‘Tracks’ with more than 400 are included and all ten of the vintage keyboard models are designed to look like their hardware counterparts. You can adjust the volume, pan, finetune, transpose, and high and low note range for each Track, and there are additional synth-style controls, including a filter that can be applied to each track individually or all of them combined. Effects include a channel strip with EQ and compressor, a multi-modulation effect, and a vintage plate reverb.


The SampleTron II can works both standalone and as a plugin (VSTS/AU/AAX), and can also be used as a library in SampleTank 4.1.4

SampleTron 2 is available now with an introductory price of $200/€200. Existing customers should see the site for upgrade pricing.




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