IK Multimedia releases Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums & American Acoustic Guitar sound libraries for SampleTank 3

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Musicians and producers can now add the sound, style and soul of these
legendary drummers and instruments into their recordings and productions

Press Release:  April 30, 2015 – IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the availability of 3 exciting new exclusive sound libraries for SampleTank 3 for Mac/PC: the Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums and American Acoustic Guitar collections.

Neil Peart Drums
Now musicians and producers can put the sound of legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart into their recordings with the new Neil Peart Drums sound and groove. Neil Peart Drums is a meticulously recorded drum collection that includes over 2,000 drum samples and more than 800 audio grooves played by the legendary drummer of the iconic Canadian Rock & Roll hall of fame inductee, Rush.

Recorded by recent Rush producer Nick Rasculinecz along with Sonic Reality founder and executive producer Dave Kerzner, Neil Peart Drums includes audio grooves played by Neil in the style of many of his favorite Rush songs. There are 17 instruments grouped as “songs”, complete with grooves, fills and accents and each at its own tempo. Users can easily change the tempo of the audio grooves to match recording tempo without affecting the pitch of the drums using SampleTank’s intuitive STRETCH engine.

Billy Cobham Drums
The legendary Billy Cobham pioneered Jazz Fusion drumming. From sessions with Miles Davis to the Mahavishnu Orchestra and beyond, his amazing performances continue to inspire generations of musicians both old and new. Billy Cobham Drums is a new high definition drum and groove library that includes more than 2 gigabytes of sounds and over 2,000 meticulously recorded samples including more than 400 audio grooves played by the legendary drummer himself.

Billy Cobham Drums was recorded by legendary producer-engineer, Ken Scott along with Dave Kerzner, and includes both the full kit instrument collection plus individual SampleTank instruments for his kick drums, snare drums, toms, hi-hats, ride cymbal and crash cymbals so users can customize the sounds, adding effects and perform individual instrument processing on each element using multiple parts in SampleTank. Billy Cobham Drums also includes audio grooves played by the man himself in the style of many of his favorite songs from his classic albums. There are 14 SampleTank 3 instruments grouped as “songs”, each at its own tempo. And thanks to SampleTank 3’s STRETCH engine, you can easily change the tempo of the audio grooves without affecting the pitch of the drums.

American Acoustic Guitar
Finding the most authentic, realistic and “perfect fit” acoustic guitar sound has always been a struggle for producers, and the best way to do that has historically been to hire a real guitarist. But now with the new American Acoustic Guitar library for SampleTank 3, producers and musicians can add that perfectly performed acoustic guitar part to their mixes.

American Acoustic Guitar is a comprehensive library of acoustic guitar sounds, with over 90 instruments and more than 130 MIDI patterns that cover every method of playing from flatpicking and fingerstyle to strumming and beyond. Users can even add additional effects like slides and harmonics. Combine this versatility with its number of ensemble and experimental combo instruments, and you have a sound library that’s a perfect fit for Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B and even EDM. Now, no matter what genre, American Acoustic Guitar has great sounding acoustic guitars at the touch of a finger.

SampleTank 3
SampleTank is IK Multimedia’s expandable ultimate sound and groove workstation for Mac/PC, with mobile versions also available. Its intuitive workflow allows musicians to quickly and easily get down to the business of making music with a massive and expandable collection of “bread and butter” sounds and effects.

Perfect control
These new sound libraries have been designed to be experienced with IK’s growing range of companion hardware controllers. The new Neil Peart Drums and Billy Cobham Drums are perfect for IK’s iRig Pads groove production controller, while traditional keyboard players will find that the portability and universality of IK’s iRig Keys or iRig Keys PRO can’t be matched when it comes to playing American Acoustic Guitar while on the go, anytime and anywhere.

Pricing and availability
The Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums and American Acoustic Guitar sound libraries for SampleTank 3 are available now via the IK online store and the SampleTank 3.5 Custom Shop for a special introductory price of just $/€79.99* each.

*All prices excluding taxes

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