Ample Sound has released version 1.1.0 of its AGM (Martin D-41) and AGT (Taylor 714) virtual acoustic guitar instruments for Windows and Mac.
Changes in AGM & AGT v1.1.0
Alternate Tuner: Turning the 6 tuners on the head allows user to change the tune of corresponding strings up to 2 semitones down.The tuners are fully compatible with all solo and strumming techniques and all articulations.
Keyboard Mode: Multiple notes now can be played simultaneously on one string without automatic hammer on /pull off, which enables the software to be played like a simple keyboard instrument.
New Installer: Refined the software property/settings file, so as to fix a former writing permission bug.
The AGM and AGT plug-ins for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) are available to purchase for $169 USD each, or bundled for $279 USD. Existing customers can download the update free of charge.
Room EQ VST has been designed to ensure maximum accuracy of the room correction.
Room EQ Standalone transforms your PC or notebook into a powerful standalone room correction processor which can be included between the source of the audio signal and speakers. Room EQ Standalone includes all features of Room EQ VST.
Room EQ features
Corrects deficiencies of room acoustics (multipoint compensation).
Corrects acoustic imperfections of speakers.
Optimized for maximum accuracy of the correction. Listen to the sound samples.
Corrects both amplitude and phase components of frequency response.
Quells resonance peaks of frequency response while leaving the deep notches to prevent large excursions of the speaker diaphragm. Avoids the muddy sound of conventional linearizing equalizers.
Manually adjustable level of compensation allows one to reach the maximum transparency of the sound.
Supports ASIO drivers.
Works with standard measurement microphones.
Applies a patented method of frequency response correction.
Hammered Acoustic Guitar (HAG) is the result of “playing” an Ibanez AE acoustic guitar with drum sticks and brushes. In order to make it punchy and powerful we used two steel strings and tuned them to same pitch. This way we could maintain a slight modulation of the sound, a beat frequency.
But we did not stop after recording single notes. In fact, we have expanded the concept and did additional recording sessions dedicated to percussion and effect sounds. Especially the FX content is heavily processed and offers great material for musical sound design. Check out the special features of each package in the tab menu below. Also, you shouldn’t miss to take a closer look at the patch list.
Hammered Acoustic Guitar features
More than 45 patches (Full Bundle).
Up to 9x round robin per note per velocity (Core).
Up to 7 velocity layers (Core).
Morphing feature included in percussion patches (FX & Perc).
4 tonal fx patches (FX & Perc) [1 /w 16 ambiences, 3 /w random detune function].
Size Core content: 1.4 GB Kontakt .ncw format.
Size FX & Percussion: 1.1 GB Kontakt .ncw format.
Sample resolution: 44.1kHz / 24-bit stereo.
The sample library costs 109 EUR / $139 USD. Core and FX & Percussion packs are sold individually for 59 EUR / $79 USD each. Prices ex VAT.
Acousticsamples has released GD-6, an acoustic guitar sample library for the UVI Workstation, based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of microphones and using the build in pickup. We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller.
GD-6 Acoustic Guitar features
4.43Gb, 7000 samples.
Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
62 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
Natural hand placement simulation.
39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
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.