Ample Sound has announced the release Ample Guitar M Lite II, a brand new and completely overhauled version of their fantastic free acoustic guitar virtual instrument available in VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS X.
The newly released Ample Guitar M Lite II introduces numerous improvements and a myriad of new features compared to the old freebie version of the instrument. AMGL II now shares the same feature set as the full version of the product and it also comes with the full note range (E1 – C5), whereas the old version of Ample Guitar M Lite had a significantly limited note range (E1 – G#3).
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AMGL II can now also work in standalone mode. If you however still prefer using it as a plugin in your digital audio workstation of choice, you’ll notice that multiple instances of Ample Guitar M Lite II will now load much faster than before and also take up less memory resources (in other words, loading multiple instances of the plugin will now use way less RAM than the previous versions of the instrument). The overall performance is now also improved, due to better and more effective voice management.
Compared to the full version of the product, Ample Guitar M Lite II features a noticeably smaller sample library (848 MB instead of 5.83 GB), smaller bit depth (16-bit instead of 24-bit), and fewer articulations (slides, harmonics and strums are not included in the free version of the instrument). Even with these limitations, Ample Guitar M Lite II is still a highly usable virtual instrument on its own and easily the best free acoustic guitar instrument on the market. I’ve also liked the acoustic guitar sound pack which was included in the old Independence Free rompler (featured on our list of free rompler instruments), however AMGL II sounds slightly more natural and certainly comes with a larger feature set.
To grab your free copy of Ample Guitar M Lite II, simply visit the download page linked below and download the installer which is provided inside a RAR archive. Be careful not to click the wrong download link though, because it’s very easy to accidentally grab the full version of Ample Guitar M which will be installed as a trial version and not a fully functional freeware instrument. Please note that this is a sample based instrument, so the size of the installer is a bit larger than usual when it comes to plugins.
Check out the Ample Guitar M Lite II demo video:
Ample Guitar M Lite II is available for free download via Ample Sound (265 MB download size, RAR archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VSTi/AUi/RTAS/AAX plugin format for Windows & Mac OS X).