Namm Show Update: Applied Acoustics Systems introduced Strum Acoustic GS-1, an acoustic guitar software synthesizer that they describe as the keyboardists’ acoustic guitar.
Strum provides a collection of steel and nylon acoustic guitars and includes elaborate voicing and strumming modules for the realistic reproduction of a guitarist’s playing techniques. Chords played on the keyboard are automatically voiced for the guitar while strumming and picking actions are reproduced by an auto-strum function, special strumming keys, or MIDI loops. EQ, multi-effect, and reverb modules complete the package.
“Strum is the keyboardist’s perfect solution for creating great sounding acoustic guitar tracks,” said Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of AAS, “Our physical modeling approach not only allows one to find the just-right sound but also to easily and efficiently reproduce on a keyboard, a wide range of left and right hand playing techniques of guitar players.”
Strum Acoustic GS-1 is expected to be available before the end of the first quarter of 2008 at a suggested retail price of $229. Strum Acoustics GS-1 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows as a standalone application as well as in host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Units, and RTAS