Our friends at IK Multimedia are now shipping SonikSynth
2, their comprehensive sampled-synthesis instrument based on the
SampleTank engine. The full version includes 8 GB(!) of sampled vintage
and modern instruments, for 5,000 sounds of everything from Arps and
Moogs to acoustic guitars and vocal textures.

Good news if your budget or hard drive is cramped: there's a
fully-functional free version, limited only by sound selection,
including online lessons.

IK says the package is a companion to, not a replacement for, SampleTank.

Compatible with: RTAS, DX, AU, VST; Mac/Windows
Cost: USD/EUR 399 or 199 crossgrade from SampleTank