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.Hello Pete,
Thanks for your interest in SampleTank.
SampleTank and iRig MIDI will work with any MIDI device equipped with a standard 5-pin MIDI Out or MIDI In port. As long as your MIDI Device has a standard 5-pin MIDI connection, you can certainly use iRig MIDI, and by extension SampleTank.
Please do note, however, SampleTank currently does not receive many of the MIDI CC messages that a wind controller can send. At this time, SampleTank will receive MIDI Note on/off, Velocity, Pitch Bend and Modulation control. Additional MIDI CC messages can not be set to control parameters in SampleTank.
We are working on a new, free update for SampleTank that will allow you to assign different MIDI CC messages to different parameters in SampleTank. This update is not available yet, but it will be available soon. Please keep an eye on our website: www.ikmultimedia.com, for any news or announcements regarding future updates for SampleTank for iPhone/iPad.
I hope this helps. If you need additional help, please reply to this email.
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