AMG have been pioneers of sampling for the last 20 years and have now built a catalogue of almost 500 products. Their catalogue covers a wide range of formats, including REX files, Apple Loops and Reason Refills.
The Kick Ass Brass library was originally launched as an Akai S5/6000 format CD-ROM. Various other formats followed but the project became difficult to manage because of the multitude of hardware and software samplers to be supported. Creating a virtual instrument based on the library meant that only one format needed to be supported going forward.
The Kick Ass Brass virtual instrument has become a firm favourite with film, TV and video game composers and has featured in numerous productions.
The product is based on a slightly customised Tachyon Engine core with a sleek GUI specifically designed by Muon for AMG. The library production and compilation process made good use of the engine's Akai S5000 import feature and the content tagging facility to organise the various patches and articulations so the patches could be presented to the user in the most logical and intuitive manner.
Tachyon's copy protection, content encryption and web-authorisation back end features have also been put to good use to give AMG tools to authorise their users and dramatically reduce piracy rates.
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