May 17, 2005


DALY CITY, CA - Digidesign and IK Multimedia have announced a free update to SampleTank SE, the sample playback plug-in that's part of the Music Production Enhancement Suite included with all new Digidesign Pro Tools|HD and LE systems. A SampleTank 2 SE software CD will be packaged with all future Pro Tools systems, and registered owners of SampleTank SE can download a free update at

As a sample playback module, Sample Tank 2 SE is a powerful tool, providing quick access to a host of included samples, as well as the ability to easily move between them. Acting as a plug-in within the Pro Tools mixer, the tool enables users to get started creating in Pro Tools immediately. SampleTank 2 SE provides a variety of new features, including three synth/sample engines for playable instruments and loops, and 32 high-quality built-in DSP effects.

IK Multimedia ( is also offering a discounted upgrade to their full version of SampleTank 2 XL from the free version bundled with Pro Tools systems.