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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Applied Acoustics Systems Expands Chromaphone Sound Bank Series

Applied Acoustics Systems, developer of “software based synthesis tools,” has expanded its Sound Bank Series with new titles for its Chromaphone percussion synthesizer.

Chromaphone combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and synth-like instruments. Drum skins, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes form pairs that are “sparked to life” by a configurable mallet and a flexible noise source. In describing how the software works, AAS explain that they have developed “a novel coupling technology” that precisely models how vibrating objects interact and influence each other capturing key acoustic behaviours of musical instruments.

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Applied Acoustics Systems Intros Chromaphone Percussion Synthesizer

Applied Acoustics Systems has introduced Chromaphone, described as a ‘creative percussion synthesizer’ for Mac OS X and Windows.

Chromaphone combines ‘acoustic resonators’ to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and synth-like instruments. Drum skins, bars, marimbas, plates, strings and tubes form pairs that are triggered by a configurable mallet and a flexible noise source.

At the heart of Chromaphone lies technology that models how vibrating objects interact and influence each other, capturing key acoustic behaviours of musical instruments. Continue reading

Applied Acoustics Systems Strum Electric GS-1

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Applied Acoustics Systems has released Strum Electric GS-1, a guitar track production plug-in for music producers and composers.

Strum Electric 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 plug-in formats.

You can preview Strum Electric GS-1 below:

Strum Electric GS-1 is available now at a retail price of $229.

If you’ve used AAS Strum Electric GS-1, leave a comment with your thoughts! Continue reading

Applied Acoustics Systems Intros Ultra FX Sound Bank for Ultra Analog VA-1

Ultra FXApplied Acoustics Systems has released Ultra FX for Ultra Analog VA-1, the third title in its Sound Bank Series.

Description:

Ultra FX is a must-have complement of highly customizable sound ideas, room tones, and sound effects perfect for sound designers doing films, animations, or video games. It’s also a whole lot of fun!

You can preview Ultra FX with the audio demo below.

The Ultra FX sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-1 is available now from the AAS Store for $39.

Applied Acoustics Systems Releases The Journeys Sound Bank for String Studio VS-1

Applied Acoustics Systems Releases The Journeys Sound Bank for String Studio VS-1Applied Acoustics Systems has released Journeys for String Studio VS-1, the second title in its Sound Bank Series.

Description:

This 128-preset add-on complements the String Studio factory library, and is sound designer Gregory Simpson’s endeavor on sounds that evoke the essence of other times, places, or cultures.

Indeed, this collection is the perfect ticket for travelling from the ancient centuries to modern times, from Asia to Africa, and every-thing in between. All that with the intrinsic acoustic quality of String Studio as your passport.

Pricing and Availability

The Journeys sound bank for String Studio VS-1 is available now from the AAS Store for $39.

Applied Acoustics Systems Tassman 4.1 Adds Universal Binary and RTAS Support

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With the release of Tassman 4.1, Applied Acoustics Systems has finished their transition to support Intel-based Mac systems is now over. All of their Professional and Session Series instruments are now available on Mac OS X as Universal Binaries.

The Tassman 4.1 Update includes Intel-based Mac system support, RTAS plug-in on both Mac OS X and Windows, and several bug fixes.

Pricing and Availability

Windows and PowerPC-based (G4 and G5 processors) Mac OS X Tassman users can update free of charge. Intel-based Mac OS X Tassman users can get the Universal Binary version of Tassman direct from the AAS Store for $29.