AMG Software FAQs

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Welcome to the AMG Software FAQs!

After ordering you will receive an email with your download link and serial number. Download your product and go to our authorization page to submit your serial number and add your product to your iLok account where you can then manage it.

Things to note:
- we will offer unlimited downloads of Kick-Ass Brass! & Beat Producer XXXL and always update your download to be the current version. So you can use the lookup feature below to get the current version and remind you of your serial number if necessary. Sample libraries normally expire but can be refreshed upon request if necessary.
- when you are upgrading or prior to release the actual download and/or serial number will not be available. Please be patient. They will be available for you to access upon release.
If you need to recover your previous order info please use the button below to have your complete order info sent to you. If you need any additional help, links refreshed or email address updated if you no longer have access to it please contact us direct with as much info as possible and we will try to help. Our current system only covers orders for around the last 5 years too FYI. You'll find all your orders using your email address. We will make our virtual instrument download links permanent so you can always get the latest version of the software and your serial number any time you wish.

Really we don't need to share too much information. Product updates now and again and the occasional offer. You should connect using whichever channel suits you best. Email lists for your products are great. We also message regarding updates via our order database but only send you a minimum amount of info.
You can review the USER GUIDE and LIBRARY INFO here. We will edit these in due course to reflect small changes but they should give you idea of how to use KAB in the meantime. Ignore all the authorization section of course. That happens on the page here.
Performance:
We have used lossless compression (.flac) on the audio samples which means that a full range instrument with all 16 variations can be loaded in under a second. This improvement in performance also meant we could remove the old ‘economy’ programs as seen with KAB V1. In 2021, RAM is no longer a concern!
 
Multi-Variations (Multis):
The plugin has also been extended to 16 part multi-timbral which allows the user to access a wider range of sample variations across all midi channels. The original multi’s have been replicated to a point but they have been extended to utilise 16 variations and midi channels. As per the original KAB V1, some simple multis have been included for unison horn sections. The user can still design, load and save multis, assigning program variations to each midi channel. There is consistency in the newer solo Instrument multis which allow the user to copy 1 midi part over to a new instrument, keeping the variation switching intact (where possible). We have tried to make this logical and user-friendly!  The recommended approach for complex brass arrangements would be to use 1 KAB instance (using all 16 channels) per brass instrument.
 
Variation changes:
Given we have 16 parts and midi channels per instrument in KAB V2, a redesign of the programs and variation-switching seemed appropriate.  Previously in V1, multiple  variations were often stacked into a single program switching on velocity, the trade-off being less control over some sample note volumes. In V2, we have included a new set of variations (with no stacking) which give the user complete control over velocity/volume playback. Although we firmly believe the new V2 variations and multis will make variation switching and programming easier, we have still included the original ‘stacked’ velocity switching V1 programs such as Rips & Falls, Mixed Stabs, etc, for completeness.
 
Mono-Legato V2 Program versions:
We have added a special new V2 (main) program for each instrument which is designed to automatically trigger the ‘slurred’ samples when you play legato. The V2 program has 2 velocity switch layers when triggering a new note (typically MF, FF),  however the 3
rd layer (slurred MF samples) is accessed automatically when playing legato This means, when a new note is played while another note is still sounding, it will switch to a slurred sample, cutting out the first. Essentially, the V2 program is a ‘mono-legato’ program, meaning you are unable to play chords (much like the real instrument!) however, the V1 program is still included as per the original plugin - if the user needs to play chords. We hope the V2 program allows the user to play riffs and short passages more naturally and with greater authenticity. This was perhaps a ‘shortcoming’ of the original plug which we are now able to address using the new technology.
We will update these FAQs now and again in response to user feedback. You should visit BeatProducer.com for specific details of Beat Producer XXXL our huge loop instrument.