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IK Multimedia Total Studio Max
  
IK Multimedia Total Studio Max

The ultimate collection of authentic sounds and gear

Total Studio Max is the ultimate software collection of 125 virtual instrument & effects plugins for every stage of music production.

Total Studio 3 MAX is the most extensive edition yet of IK Multimedia’s popular software suite for music creation. With a massive 124 included products, Total Studio 3 MAX covers every stage of music production: composing, producing, designing, mixing, mastering and playing. With over 440GB of rich, authentic sounds plus 487 ultra-realistic FX, Total Studio 3 offers a complete solution for creating music in virtually any style.

Now more complete than ever, Total Studio 3 users will discover more instruments, more sounds and more tools for every stage of music production, with over 440GB of rich, authentic sounds, plus 486 cutting-edge FX. From composing, sound design, and production to tracking, mixing, and even mastering, Total Studio 3 delivers an unmatched suite of the most essential tools, no matter your genre or style.

Total Studio 3 MAX comes with a total of 60 virtual instruments and a massive 14,600 sounds. You get SampleTank 4 MAX, combining a massive go-to sound library and cutting-edge workflow ; Syntronik Deluxe, a virtual synthesizer loaded with 22 iconic vintage synths; the all-new Hammond B-3X, the first official Hammond B-3 virtual instrument; Miroslav Philharmonik 2, offering the most vibrant, emotionally-rich orchestral library anywhere; plus IK’s award-winning MODO BASS and all-new MODO DRUM.

For mixing and mastering, Total Studio 3 MAX comes with T-RackS 5, a powerful mixing and mastering plug-in suite delivering a massive range of award-winning analog-modeled and cutting-edge digital processors. Enjoy new additions like T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb and the award-winning Tape Machine Collection, plus over 45 other iconic effects.

New to Total Studio 3, MixBox offers a convenient 500-series style plug-in with 70 award-winning mixing processors and creative effects, and ARC 3 offers break-through room analysis and correction software, letting you work faster, secure that your music will translate better across all playback systems. Lastly, Lurssen Mastering Console delivers the top-of-the-line mastering chain and know-how of one of today’s most sought-after mastering engineers.

And Total Studio 3 MAX includes the latest edition of IK’s flagship guitar and bass tone studio, AmpliTube 5 MAX, now featuring a newly re-designed interface, a completely re-measured cabinet section that delivers dramatically improved tone and realism, and tons of new gear. AmpliTube 5 Max comes loaded with 14 artist and brand collections including Fender Collection 1 & 2, AmpliTube SVX 1 & 2, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube Orange, AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie, AmpliTube Slash, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Brian May, Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection, AmpliTube Joe Satriani, Fulltone Collection, and AmpliTube Leslie for a combined total of 416 ultra-realistic gear models.

Whether it’s composing, producing, designing, mixing, mastering or playing, you’ll find just what you need to get the job done with Total Studio 3 MAX: The ultimate collection of authentic sounds and gear.

Total Studio 3 MAX offers

  • 124 world-class virtual instruments, mixing FX & amp model plug-ins
  • Over 14,000 instruments, with 440 GB of fresh new sounds
  • 486 award-winning mixing, mastering and guitar amp effects
  • All you need to compose, produce, track, mix and master in one bundle
  • New IK Product Manager makes installation & updates smoother than ever

The widest range of sounds in a single package

Total Studio 3 MAX packs a massive 14,600 instruments, including IK’s newest releases SampleTank 4 MAX, Hammond B-3X, and MODO DRUM, plus Syntronik Deluxe, MODO BASS and Miroslav Philharmonik 2. That’s over 440 GB of sounds, from orchestral to synthesizers to organs, as well as incredibly realistic physically modeled bass and drums. There’s virtually no limit to the sounds available, making Total Studio 3 MAX ideal for every genre and style.

The right guitar or bass tone for every track

You’ll get AmpliTube 5 MAX, our complete guitar and bass tone studio with 14 brand and artist collections, all benefiting from the latest breakthroughs in modeling technology. This massive collection offers over 400 ultra-realistic amps and FX to build your own unique sound, and over 2,500 included artist presets to inspire you. You’ll soon discover why legends of tone like Slash and Joe Satriani depend on AmpliTube 5 in the studio.

Industry-leading tools for mixing and mastering

Total Studio 3 MAX offers everything to create the perfect mix. You get MixBox, our new 500-series style plug-in. T-RackS comes maxed out with award-winning modules like Sunset Sound Studio Reverb and the Tape Machine Collection. You also get ARC 3, the advanced acoustic room correction system and Lurssen Mastering Console. From tracking guitars to mastering albums, all the gear you need is here, looking and sounding better than ever.

Fuel your creativity

To get you going, Total Studio 3 MAX includes thousands of presets, including VIP artist and engineer presets. So, whether you’re tracking a Hammond organ or mastering a Pop song, instant inspiration is just a click away. Any category presets, including artist, can also serve as starting points and be saved as user presets for recall later.

Choose the version that’s right for you

 

Total Studio 3 MAX

124 products
Over 440GB of sounds
487 FX
56 plug-ins

$899.99

Total Studio 3 SE

25 products
Over 92GB of sounds
161 FX
21 plug-ins

 

 

IK Multimedia Total Studio Comparison Chart

 Total Studio 3 SE Total Studio 3 MAX
Number of Products Included25124
Bundle Price$499.99$899.99
Number of Instruments393614,683
Number of FX161487
Number of Plugins2156
Samples SizeOver 92 GBOver 440 GB
Installed SizeOver 110 GBOver 445 GB
Included ProductsApplications
AmpliTube 5 SE
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE
MODO DRUM SE
MODO BASS SE
SampleTank 4 SE
T-RackS 5 SE
Lurssen Mastering Console
AmpliTube 5 MAX
ARC System 3
Hammond B-3X
Lurssen Mastering Console
Miroslav Philharmonik 2
MixBox
MODO DRUM
MODO BASS
SampleTank 4 MAX
Syntronik Deluxe
T-RackS 5 MAX
AmpliTube Collections
AmpliTube SVX
Fender Collection 1
AmpliTube Metal
AmpliTube SVX 1
Fender Collection 1
AmpliTube Metal
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie
AmpliTube Orange
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix
AmpliTube Slash
AmpliTube Brian May
AmpliTube Joe Satriani
Dimebag Darrell CFH
AmpliTube Leslie
AmpliTube SVX 2
Fender Collection 2
Fulltone Collection
Instrument Libraries
American Acoustic
Cinematic Percussion
Future Synths
London Grooves
Orchestral Percussion
Hitmaker EDM
American Acoustic
Alan Parsons Imperial Grand
Brandenburg Piano
Art Deco Piano
Billy Cobham Drums
Hugh Padgham Drums
Neil Peart Drums
Terry Bozzio Drums
Cinematic Percussion
Future Synths
Elektronika - Chillout
Elektronika - Deep House
Elektronika - Drum'n'Bass
Elektronika - Hardcore
Elektronika - Indie Dance
Elektronika - Minimal
Elektronika - Techno
Elektronika - Trance
Nanotube
NRG
Power Up
The Grid
London Grooves
Orchestral Percussion
SampleTank 4 MAX
Alternate Keys
Clavitube
L.A. Confidential
Hitmaker: EDM
Hitmaker: Reggaeton
Hitmaker: Synthwave
Hitmaker: Trap
Spaceport '77
Synthesizers
Syntronik 99
Syntronik Bully
Syntronik J-60
Syntronik Memory-V
Syntronik T-03
Syntronik 99
Syntronik Blau
Syntronik Bully
Syntronik DCO-X
Syntronik Galaxy
Syntronik Harpy 260
Syntronik J-60
Syntronik J-8
Syntronik M-Poly
Syntronik Memory-V
Syntronik Minimod
Syntronik Modulum
Syntronik Noir
Syntronik OXa
Syntronik Polymorph
Syntronik Pro-V
Syntronik SAM
Syntronik SH-V
Syntronik String Box
Syntronik T-03
Syntronik V-80
Syntronik VCF3
Mix & Mastering Effects
Lurssen Mastering Console
ONE
EQual
Precision Comp/Limiter
Saturator X
Tape Echo
Black 76
White 2A
Vintage Compressor Model 670
De-esser
Classic T-RackS Compressor
Classic T-RackS Clipper
Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
Classic T-RackS Equalizer
CSR Room Reverb
Lurssen Mastering Console
Dyna-Mu
Master Match
EQual
ONE
Metering
Saturator X
Mic Room
Stealth Limiter
EQ PA
EQ PB
EQ PG
EQ 73
EQ 81
Master EQ 432
Precision Comp/Limiter
Bus Compressor
White Channel
Tape Echo
British Channel
Black 76 Limiting Amplifier
White 2A Leveling Amplifier
Vintage Compressor Model 670
Quad Comp
Quad Lim
Quad Image
De-esser
EQP-1A Tube Program Equalizer
Opto Compressor
Brickwall Limiter
Linear Phase Equalizer
CSR Hall Reverb
CSR Plate Reverb
CSR Room Reverb
CSR Inverse Reverb
Classic T-RackS Compressor
Classic T-RackS Clipper
Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
Classic T-RackS Equalizer
Sunset Sound Studio Reverb
T-RackS Leslie
T-RackS Space Delay
T-RackS Tape Machine Collection

 

 

 

The widest range of plug-ins in a single package

To understand exactly what you’re getting, we’ve grouped the titles into three main categories: Virtual Instruments, Guitar & Bass Tone, and Mixing & Mastering. Take a look at what’s in store with Total Studio 3 MAX.

Total Studio 3 MAX Virtual Instruments

SampleTank 4 MAX

SampleTank 4 MAX offers over 260 GB and over 8,000 instrument presets carefully balanced across the widest range of styles, genres and sounds. In addition to the 22 instrument collections found in SampleTank MAX, you’ll get the latest libraries including Alternate Keys, Clavitube, L.A. Confidential, Spaceport ’77, plus all 4 versions of Hitmaker: EDM, Reggaeton, Synthwave and Trap.

Syntronik Deluxe

Syntronik is a cutting-edge virtual synthesizer that raises the bar in sound quality and flexibility thanks to the most advanced sampling techniques combined with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine. For Total Studio 3 MAX, Syntronik Deluxe comes with 22 amazing Synths and 2,600 preset sounds.

Hammond B-3X

Hammond B-3X captures the authentic sound and vibe of the legendary Hammond B-3 with a comprehensive, holistic approach. The end result delivers the full sonic impact that this legendary organ has made on generations of musicians and modern music. Combined with the included AmpliTube Leslie collection, you’ll be pulling out all the stops!

Miroslav Philharmonik 2

Miroslav Philharmonik 2 lends the sound of lush strings and bright brass to any project. This is a true symphonic experience in the form of an elegant and easy-to-use software workstation. Miroslav Vitous pioneered the concept of a complete symphonic sample library for real composers, and now he has taken it to the next level.

MODO BASS

Bringing the touch of a veteran bassist, MODO BASS is a completely new breed of instrument that delivers the best of both worlds: the realism and sound of an instrument being played by a master musician and the convenience of a plug-in virtual instrument. It’s the first technology of its kind that models the entire process of playing bass.

MODO DRUM

Say goodbye to loops and burdensome samples. Using a powerful combination of modal synthesis and advanced sampling, MODO DRUM delivers incredibly realistic and authentic tracks for your music, with a level of control over every detail you’ve never imagined before. Create the drum tracks of your dreams with access to every parameter of every drum in your kit.

Total Studio 3 MAX Guitar & Bass Tone

AmpliTube 5 MAX

AmpliTube 5 MAX delivers 129 new pieces of gear for a total of over 400 ultra-realistic models, plus a re-imagined cabinet section with completely re-captured cabinets and improved power amp/speaker cab interaction. You’ll get 14 artist and brand collections, including new ones like AmpliTube Brian May, AmpliTube Joe Satriani, Dimebag Darrell CFH and AmpliTube Leslie.

Total Studio 3 MAX Mixing & Mastering

T-RackS 5 MAX

This version of T-RackS 5 is more than MAXed out. In addition to the 38 processors found in T-RackS 5 MAX, you’ll get 7 all-new ones including Sunset Sound Studio Reverb, T-RackS Leslie, T-RackS Space Delay, plus all 4 versions of Tape Machine: 24, 80, 99 and 440. With the album assembly section, there’s simply everything you need to produce and export your completed project.

ARC System 3

Don’t let the mixing room spoil the mix. ARC System 3 uses a ground-breaking new analysis and correction algorithm that measures your room across a 3D space around the listening position, identifying problematic issues without over-processing the sound. The result is an incredibly natural-sounding correction like you’ve never heard.

MixBox

Gaining more and more fans, MixBox packs over 70 award-winning mixing processors and creative effects derived from T-RackS, AmpliTube and SampleTank into a convenient 500-series style plug-in. Create, compare and save your own custom channel strips or multiFX chains, or choose from over 600 presets to give your creativity a kickstart.

Lurssen Mastering Console

Learn from a master. This plug-in faithfully recreates Lurssen’s successful philosophy of mastering, which has made him a GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer. With it, you get a top-of-the-line mastering processor chain, created and tweaked by Gavin and his team to reflect the settings they use in the studio while mastering hip-hop, rock, pop and more.

 

 

Macintosh

  • macOS 10.10 or later; macOS 10.12 or later recommended (64-bit operating systems only)
  • Intel Processor (i3 2.7 GHz or greater), with support for AVX instructions*, 4GB RAM (8GB recommended)
  • Standalone, AU, VST2, VST3, or AAX Host (64-bit only)
  • Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter
  • At least 450 GB of hard drive space

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later; Windows 10 recommended (64-bit operating systems only)
  • Intel (i5) or equivalent AMD Processor, with support for AVX instructions*, 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)
  • Standalone, VST2, VST3, or AAX Host (64-bit only)
  • Requires an ASIO compatible sound card / audio interface
  • Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter
  • At least 450 GB of hard drive space

An internet connection is required to authorize the products in this bundle. Once authorized, all products can be used offline.

Hard disk space requirements depend on how many products or libraries you wish to install. You may install sound content on separate internal or external drive. The installation process will require additional drive space for downloads. We recommend a large drive with empty space or external drives.

*Note: MODO Drum and ARC 3 require a CPU with support for AVX instructions.

What’s new in v3?

AmpliTube 5

All the latest features, plus 4 new collections:

  • AmpliTube Brian May
  • AmpliTube Joe Satriani
  • Dimebag Darrell CFH
  • AmpliTube Leslie

SampleTank 4 MAX

Over 260 GB and 8000 instruments, plus an additional 8 SampleTank 4 libraries:

  • Alternate Keys
  • Clavitube
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Hitmaker: EDM
  • Hitmaker: Reggaeton
  • Hitmaker: Synthwave
  • Hitmaker: Trap
  • Spaceport ’77

Syntronik Deluxe

Upgraded to Deluxe edition with 5 new synthesizers:

  • Syntronik – VCF3
  • Syntronik – Memory-V
  • Syntronik – M-Poly
  • Syntronik – SH-V
  • Syntronik – Modulum

T-RackS 5 MAX

Enjoy 7 all-new T-RackS plug-ins:

  • Sunset Sound Studio Reverb
  • T-RackS Leslie
  • T-RackS Space Delay
  • Tape Machine 24
  • Tape Machine 80
  • Tape Machine 99
  • Tape Machine 440