SampleTank 2 for iOS is a professional, fully featured mobile sound and groove workstation that brings the sound, power and features of desktop virtual instruments to your iPad and iPhone — without compromise. It is designed for professional live performance, song composition and puts a comprehensive array of world-class instruments, sounds and patterns right at your fingertips.

SampleTank 2 for iOS is 64-bit compatible and works with the latest iPad and iPhone models while supporting older 32-bit* iOS devices as well.

SampleTank 2 gives you 8 multitimbral instrument slots that you can easily layer or split. Choose from a comprehensive, expandable sound collection that covers virtually every acoustic and electronic sound imaginable. Plus, each instrument category includes instrument riffs and grooves so you can start composing and playing in no time.

The included instruments and the new sound engine are derived from the desktop version of SampleTank, IK's flagship workstation, offering you unmatched realism, variety of sound and audio performance. For the first time on iOS, thousands of professional sample-based sounds and patterns can be easily accessed, layered and used for playing live or in the studio. Now you can make music anywhere and anytime inspiration hits you.

SampleTank 2 comes with over 140 instruments and 1,000 patterns including pianos, electric pianos, synths, organs, drums, basses, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds, voices, ethnic instruments, percussion and sound FX.

What’s more, three new instrument collections have been added to the ever growing library of sounds and are available via in-app purchase:

• Elektronika Drum'n'Bass — Hyperkinetic breaks, wobbling bass tones, twisted melodies, smooth chords and classic FX.

• Elektronika Hardcore — Brutal bass, aggressive attitude, apocalyptic rhythms, devastating loops, distorted construction kits and more.

• Elektronika Techno — Industrial rhythms, machine percussion, dark synths, shuffling tops and hypnotic loops.

This brings the total universe of SampleTank 2 for iOS sounds to over 2,300 instruments and over 1,200 MIDI patterns — the largest collection of sounds available for any virtual instrument for iOS.

• 8-part multitimbral professional quality sound and groove module
• Expandable sound library with 2300+ instrument
• Over 1,200 melodic and rhythmic patterns
• 8-track MIDI recorder with audio export
• Totally redesigned intuitive interface
• New sound engine derived from SampleTank 3 for Mac/PC
• Zones feature lets you easily create splits & layers on your controller
• Song and Live environments for composing and playing
• Built-in insert effects and master reverb
• MIDI learn feature makes programming external controllers easy
• Plug-and-play compatibility with iRig interfaces and controller
• Polyphony: up to 64 voices on new Apple devices
• Compatible with iPad and iPhone with iOS 8 and late

*SampleTank 2 for iOS remains compatible with older iOS devices, offering the 8-part and Live mode features (excluding iPhone 4S which only supports 4 instrument parts). 
iPad 4, iPad Mini2, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 6th gen and later are all compatible with the newer instrument libraries.

What's New

Version 2.0.9

- New available Instrument Collections: Neil Peart Drums and Terry Bozzio Drums
- General reliability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Why charge


Paid to upgrade to SampleTank from SampleTank free just to realise that SampleTank pro was only $5 more with over 400 sounds what’s up with this money pit scheme.
I thought I was reaching out for a resolution. Lame insincere response why not you the review team escalate this to higher levels of expectations I honestly want my money back

Developer Response

Thanks for your review. The sound content there is different between the upgrade to full sounds and the SampleTank Pro sounds. Please reach out to our Support team though, we are happy to see what can be done for you! Contact us here:

Edit: We have no way of direct contact here unfortunately other than this message. Please do contact our Support team and reference your review, we are happy to assist you!

Nice, but missing out.


Audio Unit support is the standard I’m waiting for.

Ho Hum


This is the latest app. for my iPod. Needed a midi interface so I went with the iRig. Now I can control most of my music apps which is nice. But each of these apps have some level of frustration built in. Some have nice sounds but ineffective ways to record. Others let you build tracks but the sounds are lame. With Sample Tank I have a couple of issues...Sounds are quality but limited unless you want spend seems you can't build any song longer than 32 bars...some tracks don't feel very natural...and my biggest frustration is that I seem to run in to a polyphony issue, where on a third or fourth track notes will drop out. That's an issue I have not encountered in years. In short Sample Tank, like a lot of these other apps. just feels like a gimmicky toy. So far Garage Band for IOS seems as close to a real DAW as you can find for the iPod. Just a footnote...I love Sample Tank on my Computer...have used it for years and on many recordings...just wish this version was more like that.


IK Multimedia US, LLC
1.6 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2013-2017 IK Multimedia Production srl
In-App Purchases
  1. Upgrade to SampleTank $19.99
  2. All Sounds $29.99
  3. Miroslav Philharmonik - Mobile Edition $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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