Applied Acoustic Systems has released String Studio VS-3, a software synthesizer in which a collection of string oscillators replace the traditional VCOs, DCOs, and operators as the main sound source.
The physical modeling oscillators consist of picks, bows, and hammers interacting with a modeled string. String Studio VS-3 augments this with a soundboard, classic filters, an envelope generator, a LFO, and studio-quality effects.
“String Studio VS-3 is now multitimbral,” says Eric Thibeault, product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems. “Combining two independent String Studio synthesis engines opens up a whole new world in terms of content. We’ve also added per-layer modulators that allow sound designers to make sound variations an integral part of the design process. Most importantly, a huge effort has been put into the factory library to exploit all these new possibilities. Each and every sounds were fine-tuned to provide a consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling MIDI-controlled sound transformation assignments.?”
The String Studio VS-3 plug-ins run on both Windows and Mac OS X in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native, and NKS formats.
Pricing and Availability
String Studio VS-3 is available now, with a 50% discount through Jan 21, 2019 (normal price US $199). Upgrades for String Studio VS-1 and VS-2 registered users are priced at $79.