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IK Multimedia Tutorial

SampleTank 3 Explained

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Introduction

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    Tutorial 1

    Road Map

    4:54

    An overview of the SampleTank 3 interface that will be explored throughout these videos, including the Play, Mix, and Edit tabs, as well as the Macro/FX tab and global controls.

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    Tutorial 2

    Setup

    5:29

    Learn how to set the data pathway, adjust audio and MIDI settings, and see how the latch and sync modes work.

Play Page

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    Tutorial 3

    Working with Instruments

    5:49

    Learn how to load instruments, and use the info, save, save as, and rename functions.

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    Tutorial 4

    Importing Legacy Instruments

    1:38

    See how to use the Import function to convert old IK Multimedia instruments and bring them in to SampleTank 3.

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    Tutorial 5

    Importing Custom Samples

    5:05

    Learn how to import aiff or wav samples and create your own custom SampleTank 3 instruments.

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    Tutorial 6

    Working with Multis

    2:33

    Multis are collections of up to sixteen instruments. See how to save, search, create, and manage your own custom multi setups.

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    Tutorial 7

    Multi Timbral Setup

    7:05

    See the three different types of SampleTank instruments in action as a custom multi is created and used in Logic Pro X. Discover how to use key switch notes with the multi articulation instruments and trigger notes with the loop instruments.

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    Tutorial 8

    Loop Instruments & Global Play

    3:31

    See how specific individual trigger notes in the loop instruments are assigned to the Global Play button, and then stored within a Multi.

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    Tutorial 9

    Working with Patterns

    7:02

    Discover how MIDI patterns are used in conjunction with loaded SampleTank 3 instruments, and how to edit their key, intensity, and feel.

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    Tutorial 10

    The Live Tab

    8:16

    See how this feature is designed to be used for live performances with Sample tank 3. Multis are stored in Songs, and Songs are saved in Set Lists. Switch between Songs or the various Multis within Songs using either the mouse or program change messages.

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    Tutorial 11

    Mixing on the Play Page

    4:33

    Explore the Macro and FX tabs and see how basic per part mixing functions and insert plug-ins are controlled and edited without having to switch to the Mix tab.

Mix Page

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    Tutorial 12

    Mix Page Layout

    4:27

    Explore the basic layout and functions of the Mix page and channel strip components.

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    Tutorial 13

    Insert Effects

    4:38

    See how the five insert effects are used on a per part basis, how to save and recall custom presets, and how to lock effects in place when auditioning different sounds.

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    Tutorial 14

    Effects Sends

    8:11

    Explore the effects send routing in SampleTank 3, and see how the effects returns are used to save on CPU resources by having multiple parts share the same time based plug-ins like delay and reverb.

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    Tutorial 15

    Signal Flow & Routing

    4:07

    See how the signal path works internally within SampleTank 3, as well as how to route the signal from the different parts to separate outputs so they arrive as discreet audio streams within the host DAW.

Edit Page

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    Tutorial 16

    The Part Strip

    7:35

    Explore how the parameters here are used to create layers and splits based on either MIDI channel, note ranges, or velocity ranges; and how to use the zone button to edit parameters only in specific note ranges.

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    Tutorial 17

    The Sample Strip

    5:54

    Explore the parameters in this row and hear how they are used to affect the pitch and speed at which samples are played back at, as well as how to affect timbre and tuning.

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    Tutorial 18

    The Filter Strip

    5:06

    Discover SampleTank 3's powerful filter section. Hear how it is used for traditional high and low pass filtering, as well as colourful effects including phase and formant filtering and over driving the input stage.

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    Tutorial 19

    Velocity Modulation

    5:30

    Learn how to assign velocity to influence the amplitude of a sound, as well as the pitch, filter resonance, and filter cutoff.

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    Tutorial 20

    The LFO Strip

    10:14

    Discover ways to modulate pitch, level, filter cutoff, and amplitude, using preset recurring cyclical waveform shapes called LFOs.

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    Tutorial 21

    Amp Envelope

    6:00

    Learn how the Envelope 1 parameters are used to influence and shape the volume of a note during the various stages it goes through from start to finish.

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    Tutorial 22

    Filter Envelope

    4:47

    See and hear how Envelope 2 is used to modulate the shape of the filter over the duration of a note.

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    Tutorial 23

    Pitch Envelope

    3:23

    See and hear how Envelope 2 is used to modulate the pitch of a note over time.

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    Tutorial 24

    The Key Strip

    4:52

    Discover how the controls in this section are used to create and control pitch transitions between notes.

Automation

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    Tutorial 25

    MIDI Control

    5:53

    Learn how to assign hardware knobs and sliders on a MIDI controller to modulate specific parameters in the SampleTank 3 interface.

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    Tutorial 26

    Automation

    6:32

    Learn how to record MIDI CC automation, draw in macro automation, and reassign the preset macro mappings for external control.

Conclusion

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    Tutorial 27

    Summary

    2:50

    If you don't remember anything from any of the other videos, use this video as a recap of the main points you'll need to get up and running with SampleTank 3 quickly and easily.

IK Multimedia has done it again! Sporting a redesigned interface with over 33GB of sounds, this Software Sampler Workstation is a world of its own. DAW guru Eli Krantzberg leads your SampleTank 3 expedition, leaving no areas uncharted. Learn all about this killer workstation and How to Use it in Your Productions to its fullest extent.

Eli begins with a Detailed Introduction, giving you a birds-eye view of the workstation and what to expect in the following videos. Next, Eli dives right in, revealing the Play Page, where you can Load, Save, Import, Create Multis, Loops, Patterns and more.

The powerful Mix Page is now examined, and you'll learn its Layout, Insert Effects, Effects Sends, Signal flow and Routing capabilities, enabling you to Tweak Your Sounds Like a Pro. The Edit Page is now looked at in-depth, and you'll learn all about its important features and functions like the Part Strip, Sample Strip, Filter Strip, Velocity Modulation, LFO Strip, Amp, Filter, and Pitch Envelopes and much more!

Eli wraps up the series with advanced tutorials on Using Automation to Assign Your Hardware Controller's Knobs and Sliders to Different Parameters in SampleTank 3, as well as How to Record MIDI CC Automation, Draw in Automation and Assign Macro Mappings for External Control.

If you're ready to drive the tank, Let Eli load you up with the brain ammo you need... Watch "Sampletank 3 Explained" today!

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Submitted 7 months ago

Easy to follow!

Great for anyone trying to learn ST3. An easy and clear guide.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV

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ronnie
Submitted 9 months ago

loads of helpful tips

once again Eli explains everything you need to know about sample tank 3.I have many videos with Eli he explains things clear and slow with a lot of easy to follow directions on using the software.great tutorial video!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Audio Engineer

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JohnJohnJohn
Submitted 10 months ago

Decent Introduction. Needs more Depth & Examples

The course covered all of the major functions I guess but I kept wishing it would go into more detail. More in-depth discussion of features and a few practical examples would have made it really useful. To me this felt more like a product overview the vendor should have included with the product.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Quiggy
Submitted 1 year ago

Very engauging

Eli Krantzberg is one of my favorite instructors here at Groove3. He really knows his stuff and does not waste any time delving into the important details. He will also demonstrate how the user might employ the SampleTank 3 in a normal session. Excellent!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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SampleTank 3 Explained is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to follow! Great for anyone trying to learn ST3. An easy and clear guide.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from loads of helpful tips once again Eli explains everything you need to know about sample tank 3.I have many videos with Eli he explains things clear and slow with a lot of easy to follow directions on using the software.great tutorial video!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Decent Introduction. Needs more Depth & Examples The course covered all of the major functions I guess but I kept wishing it would go into more detail. More in-depth discussion of features and a few practical examples would have made it really useful. To me this felt more like a product overview the vendor should have included with the product.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very engauging Eli Krantzberg is one of my favorite instructors here at Groove3. He really knows his stuff and does not waste any time delving into the important details. He will also demonstrate how the user might employ the SampleTank 3 in a normal session. Excellent!
Date published: 2016-04-29