Chapter 1 : The Basics
Follow these step to insure a proper download and installation of your SampleTank 4 content.
Learn about the different views, panels, functions, and controls available in the SampleTank 4 interface.
See how the playback parameters of each part are modified, how to layer sounds using multiple Parts, and how to save changes made to an instrument.
Learn how each of the five columns are used to organize and filter the huge library of available sounds.
Chapter 2 : The Player Panel
Explore this powerful and creative tool, used to create step based patterns from sustained chords.
Discover how to use and customize the SampleTank 4 library of MIDI phrases with your own chord progressions.
Learn how to export your own custom sequences as type 0 MIDI files, and add them to the SampleTank 4 Phraser Pattern Browser.
Hear how the Strummers Auto Mode is used to mimic the strumming of guitar strings using various strumming directions combined with open notes based on selected chord voicings and positions.
Explore the way this step pattern player works with chords in various inversions, as well as the individual guitar strings based on the voicing used.
Explore how this player mode is used for creative sound design effects on looped material.
Discover how the Layer Editor is used to adjust the note and velocity ranges of the individual instruments, as well as control trigger and latch modes for Player instruments.
Chapter 3 : Editing Instruments
See how to edit basic Amp & Pitch envelope settings for each SampleTank 4 Element; which is a collection of zones with it's own filter, envelope, LFO, pitch, volume, and pan settings.
Learn how to edit the parameters for the oscillators used in each Element, and how to edit the Play parameters to get legato glide/portamento effects, and control the available polyphony.
Explore how LFOs are used as a modulation source to alter Element and Zone based parameter values over time. See how the Modulation Matrix is used to add real time control to the modulation depth.
Hear how the different filter types effect the frequency range of the underlying sound, and see how the filter envelope, key tracking, and LFO based modulation are used to alter the characteristics of the filter cutoff position over time.
Explore how multiple envelopes are used to influence the way a sound evolves using the various extended parameters found in the Modulation Matrix.
See how the Edit Window controls and functions are laid out when editing older SampleTank 3 based instruments.
Chapter 4 : Controlling SampleTank 4
Learn how to control the per part volume, pan, output routing, insert effects, and send effects using these two parts for the SampleTank 4 interface.
Explore ways to use the built in macros, and set up hardware control of SampleTank 4 instrument and plug-in parameters.
See how simple and elegant it is to set up host automation of Sampletank 4 in your DAW.
Learn how to use Live Mode, where you assign Multis and single Instruments to MIDI Program Changes so that they can be quickly recalled from an external controller during live performance.
Learn how to bring your own samples into SampleTank 4, so that you can utilize it???s powerful synthesis and processing functions with other sounds.
In this Groove3 video tutorial series, studio pro Eli Krantzberg brings you videos all about IK Multimedia's SampleTank 4! Learn how to setup and start using ST4, all the way through understanding all of its powerful features and functions, as well as get invaluable tips and tricks.
Eli begins by welcoming you and then shows you the proper way to download and install your SampleTank 4 content, followed by in-depth overviews of its architecture and user interface.
Next, Eli covers more of the basics, like working in Parts View and using the Instrument Browser. The Player Panel is then revealed, and Eli covers all of it, including the Arpeggiator, Phraser, Strummer, Loop Manager and more.
Editing instruments is now focused on, and you'll learn how to edit individual element Amp & Pitch Envelopes, adjust Oscillators and Play Parameters, work with LFOs and Filters, the Matrix and many other topics.
Last but not least, Eli goes over how to control SampleTank 4 in different ways, such as using the Mixer Panel and Effects Rack, utilizing Macros and MIDI control, taking advantage of Automation for precise control, Live Mode and so much more.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for complete info. If you’re new to IK Multimedia's SampleTank 4, want to polish your skills, or just see if it's right for you and your studio, checkout “SampleTank 4 Explained®” today!
Why Users Choose Us
There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.
We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.
Save Time & Money
Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.