Ample Sound has announced the release of Ample Guitar T, a virtual guitar instrument for Windows and Mac.
Ample Sound offers a virtual Taylor 714 guitar with Ample Guitar T.
AGT is recorded on the Taylor 714 acoustic guitar, with 3892 dry samples and a total size of 5.00GB. Original samples have been recorded as 24-bit 44.1kHz stereo. Natural sustain and resonating sounds of the guitar are unadulterated. No looping samples. The samples are categorized in two banks: Strum and Pick (AGM has Strum and Finger).
As with other Ample Guitar instruments, AGT features the following functionalities and techniques: Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide up & down, Slide in Below & Slide out Downwards, Palm Mute, Natural Harmonic, Popping 9 guitar techniques, Legato at random length, pitch & poly. All techniques can be played in Legato mode, even when strumming.
By using real strumming samples with customized chord, rhythm and tempo, AGT Strummer combines the advantages of both sample-based and simulation strumming techniques.
Ample Guitar T features
3892 Dry Samples 5GB Strum & Pick 2 playing style.
Any chords & any rhythms with real Strumming Samples.
Rich Fingering Noise – more vivid and realistic.
Controllable real Resonance.
Multiple Stereo and Mono Modes.
Chord inversions to Positions.
Velocity layer adjustment.
Includes all of Electric Guitar Series features.
The Ample Guitar T for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $169 USD. It is also included in the bundle of all Ample Guitars for $499 USD. A bundle containing Ample Guitar T with one of the electric Ample Guitars (AGF, AGG, AGP) is available for the introductory price of $219 USD and with Ample Guitar M at $229 USD, until May 15th, 2013.
Paul Vo has launched a Kickstarter project for the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, a new product that is allows dazzling new sounds on the acoustic guitar through precise harmonic control of string vibration.
The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is based on a key invention that enables accurate control of acoustic vibrations. I’m the inventor. My technology was behind the well-known Moog Guitar and the Moog lap steel — instruments based on the same key principle. Since then I’ve been advancing this invention towards its full potential. Now I’m going ahead with the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. It’s my full ‘inventor’s version’ product and will be produced by my design company Vo Inventions LLC.
The Vo-96 was never intended to be a retail type of product. It is a concept product that takes the technology to the max and demonstrates what’s really possible with acoustic synthesis. It’s the “inventor’s cut” and it leaves nothing out — which makes it impractical to sell through the standard retail channels with their customary price mark-ups. Making the Vo-96 available through Kickstarter allows us to maximize the value to you and provide the most powerful product for the price; and there is simply nothing else available at any price that does what the Vo-96 does.
Our goal is to launch Acoustic Synthesis technology with a bang. We want to put the most powerful instrument possible into the hands of as many forward-thinking guitarists as possible and listen to the new music you all create. This is where Kickstarter really shines! I’m thrilled to have found a way to offer the Vo-96 directly to you at the fairest price possible – about half what it would cost as a retail product!
The project is looking for $50,000 to be pledged by Sunday May 12, 11:59pm EDT. Various pledge rewards are offered, including signed Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizers, numbered and signed by Paul Vo.
A kit of lovely dusty binaural acoustic drum samples and slightly prepared steel drums….a kind of Tom Waits percussion machine featuring drums in all shapes and sizes.
Theres 4 octaves of huge flappy marching band bass drums, ripped and rattly snares and kicks, frame drums, congas, bongos, toms, hi-hats, cymbals, boxes, metal shelving…you name it.
Plus the “prepared” steel drums. These are a neglected set of bass and cello steel pans played with fingers and soft mallets to avoid sounding like proper steel drums ( more apocalypse than calypso ), the tunings are a bit iffy, but theres plenty of velocity layers per hit for a rusty hang drum like effect.
Great for film scoring. Both kits were recorded binaurally in a great sounding room with long decays with a total of 168mb of samples.
Steel Drum Percussion Room mk2 is available to purchase for £15 GBP.
Prime Loops has introduced Acoustic Pop Guitars, a collection of 650MB+ of crisp, clean acoustic guitar loops, softly strummed chord progressions and hard n’ funky strumming patterns.
If you’re a wizard with the mixing board but the fretboard is foreign territory, put down those complicated chord diagrams and pick up Acoustic Pop Guitars! Loaded to the brim with crisp, clean acoustic samples delivered in revolutionary resonance!
The go to instrument for songwriters of all genres, the acoustic guitar has spawned many of greatest arrangements in the sonic stratosphere! Now you too can scale the frets, adding fresh acoustic elements to your mix without shredding your fingers on those hard steel strings!
Cinematique Instruments 2 is consequently following the path taken with Vol.1, released in 2010 but steadily improving sound quality, adding deep sampling and enhanced editing possibilities.
Cinematique Instruments Vol.2 contains fascinating, new stringed instruments like a Banjo, Bowed Guitars, bowed acoustic guitars and basses, German Monochord, a wood box with 25 identically tuned strings. The Guitar Harmonics section offers a complete section of flageolet sounds from different acoustic guitars and basses. Also aboard are a Double Bass Harmonica, a Huge Tuning Fork, an Alto Glockenspiel and the new Experimental Box 2, a new edition of experimental sounds, recorded in a blacksmith’s workshop and a cellar crammed with old tools.
Don’t think we forgot the creative sound tools with weird names like Cement, Clap Trak, Geiger Counter, Jetlag and Chameleon in Vol. 2. These special rhythm add-ons, sequencers, multilayered sampler and pattern generators are using Best Service Engines step sequencer and arpeggiator to inspire. Last but not least there is a selection of fine synth sounds named Sägezahn, an Upright Piano and a revamped Zeitter & Winkelmann piano.
With this exclusive and unique collection of new instruments, Cinematique Instruments makes it very clear that they are closer than ever to creating the most modern and inspiring instruments for your compositions, making Vol. 2 the perfect complement for your existing Vol. 1.
Cinematique Instruments 2 is available from Best Service for MSRP 199 EUR / £159 GBP / $219 USD.
Bluenoise Plugins has announced Drummix Rock 1, an acoustic drum instrument for Windows.
Drummix Rock 1 is a acoustic drum plugin recorded at a professional recording studio with pristine equipment. The drum kit used for this particular sound is a classic 4-piece Ludwig Fab Four drum kit. It can be used in many types of music but we feel that this is mostly a rock drum kit.
Rock 1 is recorded in huge room with lots of ambience to bring out that big rock sound we like! The top-notch microphones are sent into a Neve VR60 Legend and further into pristine RME converters. Only Class A equipment are used and you can rest assure that the drum sound you’ll get is of high class. It will sound as someone is playing the drums in a world-class studio when you hit those MIDI notes.
The plugin is available to purchase for Windows (VST) for the introductory price of $30 USD.