IK Multimedia’s Total Studio Max 3 bundle gives you all the software you need to produce music (apart from a DAW)

IK Multimedia has updated its Total Studio Max bundle - a greatest hits music software suite that promises to cover you at every stage of the music production process - to version 3. This comes with more than 440GB of sounds and 480 FX, so it’s certainly on the chunky side.

Digging down a little, there are now 14,600 instruments. Total Studio Max 3 includes not only IK’s latest releases - SampleTank 4 MAX, Hammond B-3X, and Modo Drum - but also older favourites such as Syntronik Deluxe, Modo Bass and Miroslav Philharmonik 2.

On the effects side, meanwhile, you now get the recently-released AmpliTube 5 Max, as well as T-RackS 5 Max, MixBox, ARC 3 and Lurssen Mastering Console.

The bundle comes loaded with presets, so getting started shouldn’t be a problem, and you can manage your installations via the IK Product Manager. If you’re on a smaller budget, there’s also Total Studio 3 SE, which contains 21 plugins that provide 3,936 instruments and sounds plus 161 effects.

Total Studio 3 Max is available now priced at $900/€900 as a digital download or $950/€950 on a USB drive. There are crossgrade and ‘maxgrade’ offers for existing IK Multimedia product owners, too, plus a very enticing-looking bundle that includes both Total Studio 3 Max and a set of iLoud MTM studio monitors. At $1000/€1000, this sounds like a bit of a bargain to us.

Find out more on the IK Multimedia website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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