AAS Intros Chromaphone 2 Acoustic Object Synthesizer

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Applied Acoustics Systems has released Chromaphone 2 – a major update to its ‘acoustic object synthesizer’ for Mac OS X and Windows.

Chromaphone 2 uses virtual acoustic resonators to create drum, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. The update features a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, a new drumhead resonator and more. Continue reading

AAS Releases ‘Simple and Fun’ Ultra Analog Session 2

Applied_acoustics_Systems-ultra-analog-2Applied Acoustics Systems has released Ultra Analog Session 2 for Mac OS X and Windows.

Ultra Analog Session 2 unfolds as a “simple and fun” synthesizer. At the synth’s core is a hard sync oscillator-and-filter duo, supplemented by a powerful unison for a rich and modern sound. In addition, key synthesis controls, an arpeggiator, and a multi-effect module complete the package.

The factory library comprises 144 presets divided into the Arpeggio, Bass, Lead, Pad, and Polysynth categories. Artists, producers, and long-time AAS collaborators Richard Devine and Sean Divine have contributed 50 signature presets each to this collection.
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AAS Releases Percussive ‘Transparency’ Sound Bank

aas-transparencyApplied Acoustics Systems has released the Transparency sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status.

Transparency is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fourth title in AAS’ Sound Bank Series and his third for Ultra Analog VA-2. The 149 presets explore the percussive nature of AAS’ analog synthesizer. Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, and Percussion loops are bundled along with Ambient, Synth, and Effect sounds. According to the company, Transparency aims to yield pulse, motion, and relief to your tracks. Continue reading

AAS Strum-GS2 Virtual Guitar Instrument Now Available

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced the availability of the updated virtual guitar instrument, Strum GS-2.

Strum GS-2 reproduces the sound of acoustic guitars as well as the playing techniques of a guitar player, which, developers say, makes “producing realistic guitar tracks very straightforward.”

As we mentioned in an earlier story, Strum GS-2 is a major redesign of its predecessor. In addition to the synthesis and strumming engines that have been completely revamped, Strum GS-2 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effects processor, native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and Windows, and much more. Strum GS-2 comes with an all-new factory library with quite a few nylon and steel acoustic guitars of various sizes, both in natural and production-ready configurations.
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Applied Acoustics Systems – Strum Acoustic GS-2

aas-strum-acoustic-gs-2At The NAMM Show 2015: Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the upcoming release of Strum Acoustic GS-2, a new version of its award-wining Strum Acoustic GS-1 guitar track production plug-in.

Strum Acoustic GS-2 will ship with a streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor as well as native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and Windows, among other features. The factory library has been completely redesigned and includes an “impressive” collection of steel and nylon guitars.
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Applied Acoustics Systems releases Microsound Textures

AAS-Microsound-texturesCanadian synthesis software developers Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has released the Microsound Textures sound bank for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.

Microsound Textures joins Cardinals and KitNetix as the third title in Chromaphone’s Sound Bank Series expansion line. Continue reading

Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone Review

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Ronnie Rekkerd shared his thoughts today on Applied Acoustics Systems’ Chromaphone physical modeling synthesizer:

With its physical modeling, Chromaphone produces wonderfully dynamic, expressive sounds. Experimenting pays off, as just the turn of a knob or two can yield completely different, unique sounds.

Needless to say, Chromaphone is a fantastic synthesizer for cinematic, soundtrack type works. It will likely suit many electronic music producers as well, especially in the area of ambient, minimal, and idm genres.

Chromaphone lets you combine ‘acoustic resonators’ to create drums, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments. The resonators’ material, tuning, and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors.

See Rekkerd’s full review and check out the demos below. And if you’ve used Chromaphone, let us know what you think of it!

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