AGM is recorded on the Martin D-41 acoustic guitar, with 3842 dry samples and a total size of 5.61GB. 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: Finger and strum.
As with other Ample Guitar instruments, AGM is also featured with 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.
Strummer – control the details of strumming
By using real strumming samples with customized chord, rhythm and tempo, AGM Strummer combines the advantages of both sample-based and simulation strumming techniques with following features:
- Chord detection system supporting inversions - Optimized for keyboard players, every inversion of every chord is mapped to a different guitar position;
- 14 Strum notes + 28 playing modes for each chord;
- Strumming Legato with any techniques;
- Mute Depth;
- 4 humanization settings.
Rich Fingering Sound – the key to vividness and authenticity
The fingering sound on the fretboard contributes a large scale to the final guitar sound. Deliberately adding noise cannot fix the problem of authenticity. The finger movement greatly affects the guitar sounds. Ample Guitar takes this into consideration at the start of recording and software system designing. This makes AGM move one more step towards a perfect simulation of the real guitar. Technically, AGM follows a rigorous logic to trigger the fingering sounds automatically, and mix them authentically into the resulting sounds.
Controllable Resonance Sound – the key to richness
A physical acoustic guitar has a rich resonance. Especially when playing solos and single notes, lack of resonance results in a very thin sound and weak sound field. AGM simulates the resonating method of a physical acoustic guitar, by extracting the resonating signal out from a normal guitar sample, and then intelligently plays it back when users are playing AGM.
In all, the fingering sounds and the resonance sounds have pushed the envelope of modeling an acoustic guitar.
Multiple Stereo and Mono Modes
Traditional recording method cannot achieve lossless sound width tuning, or lossless conversion between stereo and mono, partially because of phase cancellation. AGM provides 2 Stereo and 2 Mono sound modes natively, which simulates different retrieval of the sounds collected from the recording microphones. The microphone volumes and sound width are adjustable under lossless quality.
Other new features
- Velocity Layer Adjustment.
- Open String First - playing special chords without keyswitch.
All Electric Guitar Series (AGG AGP AGF) Features Inherited
- Poly Legato - 9 techniques at random length & pitch & poly.
- Real Doubling Guitars.
- CPS (Customized Parameters Setting).
- Each Cycle & Rhombic Sampling Modeling - Separate sample cycle for each note and velocity layers.
- Original Overall Start Time.
- Double Keyswitch - Switch 2 techniques via velocity layers.
- Poly Repeater.