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

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

AUv3 Update Needed Desperately!


The quality of the sound has increased amazingly after this update. Now 8 sound multitimbral, which means you can drive up to eight layered midi tracks all at once giving you sonic power of unheard of quality right on your iPad or even the iPhone.

I am using this sound module with MidiBand 3.1 and I'm creating incredible backing tracks in minutes not hours. All because of the amazing sonic power IK multimedia has provided to us.

For those on the fence, fear no more, this is it! I missed out on the sale by two hours, although it was still 10pm where I am at, It still didn't go through, but I will not miss out next time. For now the stock sounds are doing just fine. I really love the drums and electric and acoustic guitar sounds now, they just have so much more realism than ever before. With Midiband 3.1, i'm able to drive up to 16 midi tracks all at once, but with 8 that is all i really need for now. Bass, drums, pads, acoustics, electric guitars, all in there and more.

I can't wait to see what else is in store for this amazing app, but for now, get it! Heck you can even try it for free!

5 stars worth IMHO!!

Please update to AUv3 and will put this over the top!

I highly recommend this app!


Update PLEASE 👽👾🤖🎶

BK Holiday

Some of the best synths and samples out there for iOS but they make them SO hard to actually incorporate into anything you are working on. Please please please add background audio support, AU, let Sampletank play well with others via midi. I’ve spent well over $100 on samples and loops here that I can’t use with my iOS DAW. If AUM, MODSTEP, AURIA PRO, BeatMaker 3, BeatHawk, OR CUBASIS 2 or any other iOS daw for that matter can utilize sampletank please contact me as I would love to give this app 5 stars. As is- I’m afraid the Devs are mostly done with it and just riding on easy street these day.

Great sounds, needs AUv3


Get with it, IK! No ones gonna buy anything unless it can be loaded as AU. I have a few sound packs, but I’m gonna hold off buying more till the app is updated.

In response to dev: I think you’re blowing smoke. I heard that you were “looking into” updating to AU back in August. It’s now December, and still no solid commitment. Most of the iOS music community will agree with me on this: if it ain’t AU, I’m simply not going to buy it.

Developer Response

Thanks for your review and feedback! Another app of ours, Syntronik, just received AU support, so we are certainly looking into this functionality. Please stay tuned!


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. All Sounds $49.99
  2. Miroslav Philharmonik - Mobile Edition $19.99
  3. Sonik Synth - Mobile Edition $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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