Ample Sound has released Ample Electric Guitar II and Free Extension libraries, a completely recreated program with loads of new features.

Changes in Ample Electric Guitar II

  • New sample engine with significant performance improvement:
    • Multiple instances can be loaded much faster and takes only a small amount of additional memory.
    • Improved voice management significantly enhances performance.
    • VST3 format is now supported for Mac & Windows.
  • Sample Library Change:
    • The sample library of Ample Guitar G II is Neck and Bridge now. The Both pickup is extension library (2.5 GB samples).
    • The sample library of Ample Guitar P II is Both and Bridge now. The Neck pickup is extension library (2 GB samples).
    • Ample Guitar F II remains the same as before.
    • Added Slide Guitar articulation/group samples for all guitars.
  • New Pick Attack Accentuation feature which can be adjustable to simulate the intensity of pick stroke, bringing up more variations and realism.
  • New Strummer with drag & drop support:
    • Users can search, browse and audition chords and patterns now with drag & drop support.
    • Slash chord support is implemented for Detect Mode.
    • Chord slots have been increased to 24 for Select Mode.
    • Arpeggio can now be played on all six strings for every chord now.
    • Improved humanization options are present in 2.0.
    • New strummed patterns, metal style patterns.
  • Other updates:
    • Added capo option which enables transposing without the need of modifying MIDI. Added Auto Mod to enable automatic vibrato.
    • Added Mod Range to adjust vibrato intensity.
    • Added Poly Bender to enable multiple notes bend.
    • Added the new Solo Mode, in addition to Keyboard Mode and Standard Mode.
    • Completely new standalone app which can load all Ample Sound plugins with virtual keyboard support.

The Ample Electric Guitar II plugins are available for purchase for $149 USD each. The Library extensions of AGG and AGP are free of charge for owners of AGG and AGP software. A purchase of AGG or AGP will include a library extension free of charge until May 28th, 2015 (regular price $69 USD).

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