Applied Acoustics Systems has introduced Chromaphone 3, a major update to its its acoustic object synthesizer for macOS and Windows.
Chromaphone 3 is described as a “two-voice eight-physically-modeled-acoustic-resonator synthesizer”, offering advanced editing capabilities that let you create sounds with a ‘real-life presence’, but which go beyond the possibilities of traditional physical instruments.
“Adding depth and dimension was the name of the game for this next iteration of our favorite synthesizer,” says Eric Thibeault, product designer at AAS. “Chromaphone 3 is now bitimbral. Combining two independent Chromaphone synthesis engines opens up a whole new world in terms of content. We’ve also added per-layer macros that allow sound designers to make sound variations an integral part of the design process.”
Here’s what’s new in Chromaphone 3:
- Home view—the Home view presents a distraction free browsing and tweaking experience.
- Two-Voice Multitimbral—Two independent timbres—stacked or split—create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds.
- Macros—Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
- Browser—The new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the right sounds, with with Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creators views.
- Factory Library—Chromaphone 3’s factory library contains 421 new sounds, as well as refined versions of the 670+ Chromaphone 2 presets.
Pricing and Availability:
AAS Chromaphone 3 in now available at a suggested retail price of US$199. The upgrade for Chromaphone 1 and 2 registered users is priced at $79.
Through November 20, 2020, Chromaphone 3 is available with introductory pricing of 50% off. See the AAS site for more information.