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Discussion in 'Software & Electronica' started by saxhound, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    I e-mailed the folks at iRig/Sample Tank. Emphasis mine, in the response:

    FWIW, I did get the free version of SampleTank and it does allow you to hear all the other instruments they have available, but not do anything else with them. As almost always, the sax is abysmal. The clarinet is OK. The flute is OK. The (Harmon, I think) muted trumpet is almost perfect.
  2. I have just been experimenting with the WX5/iRig Midi/sampletank/iPad combo for the last day or so. It sort of works, but with exactly the issues described. I got a very similar email from Miguel at IK Multimedia in response to my own inquiries about support for CC 2 & 11. Guess we'll have to wait and see what they come up with.

    Some of the samples are pretty good, but I must concur that the saxes suck. Not a problem for me, as I would rather play my own anyway, it's the other axes that I'm after for potential performance scenarios. Some odd bits, though - some samples have a limited time duration, such as the Trumpet Mute instrument, and they will not sustain past a couple of seconds, thus making natural long-tone phrasing impossible. Some samples you can hold as long as you like, no matter what you use for a controller. I did not get a response on that one, will be following up again.

    Guess it's the price paid for wanting to be on the bleeding edge.
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