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Applied Acoustics Systems

Applied Acoustics Systems

Applied Acoustics Systems was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Canada. They are the creators of the innovative Tassman and Lounge Lizard virtual instruments. Both instruments have been given high acclaim from many professional artists and some of Hollywood's A-List composers.

Strum Acoustic
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Strum Acoustic GS-1

By AAS

AU, VST, RTAS (Mac/Win)

Download Free Trial: OSX : XP/Vista/7/8

download $199 Strum Acoustic GS-1

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Presenting a new acoustic guitar software synthesizer which brings a fresh solution to music producers and composers for the creation of acoustic guitar tracks. Based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology, Strum ships with an impressive collection of steel and nylon acoustic guitars. It includes an elaborate voicing module that automatically voices chords played on the keyboard as a guitar player would on the fretboard. Strumming and picking actions are reproduced by an auto-strum function, special strumming keys, or MIDI loops. An EQ, a multi-effect, and a reverb module complete the package.

Strum is the keyboardist’s perfect solution for creating great sounding acoustic guitar tracks. AAS' physical modeling approach not only allows one to find the right sound but also to easily and efficiently reproduce a wide range of left and right hand playing techniques on a keyboard.

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Built-in audio interface
  • Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

Mac compatibility

  • VST (32-bit only†), Audio Unit (32-bit only†), and RTAS (Pro Tools 7.0 or later) plug-in hosts
  • Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

†The VST and Audio Unit plug-ins are available in 32-bit only. The native 64-bit VST and Audio Unit plug-ins won't be available until the next major version. 32-bit plug-ins are sometimes available in 64-bit host sequencers via a bridge – like the Audio Unit Bridge in Logic Pro for instance.

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit/64-bit
  • Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 115 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Windows-compatible audio interface
  • Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

PC compatibility

  • VST (32- and 64-bit) and RTAS plug-in hosts
  • ASIO, WDM, DirectSound audio drivers

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).

Jan Peter Eerenberg, Interface
“AAS has succeeded in making a good acoustic guitar simulation. The diversity of the various attack techniques is simply top. And with the soon to be release electric version, this is quite exciting.”

 

Marty Cutler, EM
“Strum's models are as good as it gets, and its accurate articulation and sophisticated chord voicing make it an utterly convincing chord-melody instrument, an excellent solo voice, and an agile accompanist. I recommend it highly.”

 

Mario Schumacher, Beat
“Strum presents itself as an extremely expressive and playable instrument.” “Our test revealed very favorably the full sound and dynamic response of Strum.” “What's exremely impressive is the multitude of chords the program recognize.”

 

Yves Frulla, resident keyboard player for Celine Dion
“I just got my hands on Strum Acoustic. I think it's brilliant! The playability is remarkable.”

 

Nick Magnus, Sound On Sound
“The modelled sound is remarkably realistic, and with care and practice fairly convincing strummed and arpeggiated rhythm parts can be achieved, as well as expressive solo lines.”
“Strum is entertaining and great fun to use, and a valid alternative to sample-based guitar emulations.”

 

JoE Silva, Music Tech
“The physical modeling aspects of the Strum Acoustic GS-1 place it in a league of its own.”
“AAS has again crafted a virtual instrument that will be sought after by producers of all stripes.”

 

Computer Music
“Still, for generating authentically-voiced acoustic guitar parts with a minimum of fuss, Strum Acoustic GS-1 does the job admirably.”

 

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