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SampleTank 3 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Road Map (4:54)


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    Setup (5:29)


Chapter 2: Play Page

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    Working with Instruments (5:49)


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    Importing Legacy Instruments (1:38)


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    Importing Custom Samples (5:05)


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    Working with Multis (2:33)


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    Multi Timbral Setup (7:05)


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    Loop Instruments & Global Play (3:31)


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    Working with Patterns (7:02)


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    The Live Tab (8:16)


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    Mixing on the Play Page (4:33)


Chapter 3: Mix Page

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    Mix Page Layout (4:27)


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    Insert Effects (4:38)


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    Effects Sends (8:11)


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    Signal Flow & Routing (4:07)


Chapter 4: Edit Page

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    The Part Strip (7:35)


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    The Sample Strip (5:54)


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    The Filter Strip (5:06)


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    Velocity Modulation (5:30)


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    The LFO Strip (10:14)


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    Amp Envelope (6:00)


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    Filter Envelope (4:47)


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    Pitch Envelope (3:23)


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    The Key Strip (4:52)


Chapter 5: Automation

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    MIDI Control (5:53)


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    Automation (6:32)


Chapter 6: Conclusion

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    Summary (2:50)


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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Alan Greenberg
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Helpful.

First of all, Eli Krantzberg is the best of the best: Delivery is everything! I have a slight hearing deficit (comes with age and listening at high levels for lots of years), and Eli is articulate as well as giving on-topic, to-the-point presentations. I gave my rating based on Eli's ability to educate! The ONLY problem I experienced with this set of tutorials is that it covers version 3.0.0 of Sampletank 3. I have version 3.7.3, which has an additional tab that loads a screen with 16 pads, similar to that of a hardware pad controller. The documentation PDF file does cover the usage of this page, although I have not read it yet, so I cannot complain. This is yet another excellent set of videos from Groove 3. I learned much and I learned it quickly. Thank you, Eli!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

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jdubeau
Submitted 10 months ago

Really enjoyed these videos

These videos were a great help to me in learning Sample Tank 3. I bought an all access pass and have watched them multiple times and referred back to them for help.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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RolandKeys88
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent!

Simple and straight to the point. ST is easier than many similar products, yet incredibly powerful. This tutorial unlocks that power! Thanks Eli!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

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JerryInSoCal
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpful!

Explained the basics quite well. It's a deep VI, but with this tutorial, it'll give you a nice head start.

I am a: Hobbyist

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LouM
Submitted 1 year ago

Great lesson

Good learning tips to start with SampleTank.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Reaper

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FINSTER
Submitted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 4.8 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful. First of all, Eli Krantzberg is the best of the best: Delivery is everything! I have a slight hearing deficit (comes with age and listening at high levels for lots of years), and Eli is articulate as well as giving on-topic, to-the-point presentations. I gave my rating based on Eli's ability to educate! The ONLY problem I experienced with this set of tutorials is that it covers version 3.0.0 of Sampletank 3. I have version 3.7.3, which has an additional tab that loads a screen with 16 pads, similar to that of a hardware pad controller. The documentation PDF file does cover the usage of this page, although I have not read it yet, so I cannot complain. This is yet another excellent set of videos from Groove 3. I learned much and I learned it quickly. Thank you, Eli!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed these videos These videos were a great help to me in learning Sample Tank 3. I bought an all access pass and have watched them multiple times and referred back to them for help.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Simple and straight to the point. ST is easier than many similar products, yet incredibly powerful. This tutorial unlocks that power! Thanks Eli!
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from very helpful! Explained the basics quite well. It's a deep VI, but with this tutorial, it'll give you a nice head start.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great lesson Good learning tips to start with SampleTank.
Date published: 2017-05-21
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
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