The music software company IK Multimedia (responsible for programs such as Amplitude and T-RackS) has made a slightly trimmed-down version of their sampling workstation software, SampleTank, available as a free download from their website. SampleTank FREE is essentially a full-featured version of SampleTank 2.5 with a 500 MB library of high-quality samples that you can pitch-shift, time-stretch, effect, and manipulate to your heart’s desire. The program works as a standalone or as a plug-in (VST, RTAS, or AU) in your favorite DAW. For all the juicy specs and details visit the SampleTank FREE website or to just download it already, go here.