Ample Sound has announced the release of Ample Metal Eclipse II (AME), a virtual guitar instrument modeled on the ESP Eclipse I.

AME has a 3.5 GB sample library which is recorded each single fret. It features 8 articulations including Sustain, Palm Mute, Artificial Harmonic, Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide, Slide in & out. The Legato articulations can be used to achieve legato notes of any duration, pitch and polyphony.

Ample Metal Eclipse II features

  • Most widely used tuning (C G C F A D) in contemporary heavy music. Regular tuning can also be achieved by tuning up low C String.
  • Strummer system specifically designed for heavy music. All chord presets and strum patterns have been remade for the context.
  • Cycle+: When toggled on, sample cycles can reach up to 24 (default is 8), which significantly enhances repetitive notes in heavy music. No more bland and robotic ‘machine gun effect’.
  • Automatic switch between Sustain, Palm Mute and Artificial Harmonic by velocity layers. No keyswitch is needed.
  • Automatic stroke noise applied to solo mode, making metal riffs more realistic.

The Ample Metal Eclipse for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until October 12th, 2015 (regular $119 USD).

More information: Ample Sound / Ample Metal Eclipse