SampleTron from IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality is a virtual instrument that recreates the great sounds of the Meletron, Chamberlin and Optigan. These instruments used tapes and plastic film discs to play back pre-recorded sounds at the touch of the keys, and produced very unique gritty, emotional and quirky Lo-Fi sounds.
Apart from simply replicating the sounds of the instruments, SampleTron utilizes the SampleTank engine to allow for manipulating the sounds into other sonic worlds, quickly and easily. Up to sixteen instruments can be layered at the same time to create lush soundscapes, or key-splits created for easy playability of several instruments at the same time across.
A thirty-two effect library contains delays, choruses, flangers, distortions, reverbs and additional manipulation tools, as well as synthesizer based effects such as FM and AM modulation, Lo-Fi, and Slicer. Additionally, the power of the SampleTank's synthesizer engine can be harnessed for further sound re-shaping.
- "Tron" anthology, containing over six-hundred presets from seventeen rare and vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and their derivatives
- Chromatic samples capture the complete authentic tone of each instrument
- Powered by SampleTank to bring these vintage sounds into the modern world
- Four "Tron" specific controls allow for fast and flexible creativity
- Sixteen-part multi-timbral and thirty-two effects allow for creating otherworldly sounds quickly and easily
- Includes "loop" and "non-loop" modes for greater flexibility and authenticity
- Functions stand-alone and as VST, Audio Units, RTAS plug-ins for all popular DAWs
- Sounds can be read by SampleTank 2