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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 Electric
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Strum Electric GS-1

By AAS

AU, VST, RTAS (Mac/Win)

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

download $199 Strum Electric GS-1

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Music Tech Choice Award

Strum Electric GS-1 is the ultimate Power Guitar workstation for keyboard players. AAS engineers tapped all of their accumulated physical modeling skills to create what is perhaps the most expressive and aggressive virtual electric guitar ever!

The secret to Strum Electric's success is how it translates keyboard performance into six-string virtuosity. With features like Strumming Keys, Down and Up Strokes, Slides, Bends, Palm-Muting and more, plus various pickups, cabinets, and effects, a massive repertoire of tones and playing styles is at your fingertips.

ROCK WITH POWER CHORDS

Strum Electric's chord library contains basic and extended chords available in open, movable, drop voicings, or power chords. Play the chords you know and Strum Electric voices them as a guitarist would.

Strum Chord Chooser

STRUM ON YOUR KEYBOARD

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.

Strum Chords

GIG READY

A great collection of single coil-and humbucker-fitted classic guitars, a 2-channel amp with spring reverb, a speaker cabinet, and effects, all prepped in a ready-made preset library.

THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL MODELING

An inspiring and animated instrument that reacts dynamically to your playing. Small memory footprint, flash-loading presets, and no velocity switching ensure a smooth workflow and a natural sounding instrument.

Features Overview

AAS Loop Bank collections add tremendous value to Strum Electric. Created by renowned sound designers, they can be used as they are or as jumping off points to create your own sounds.

Oh My Funkness! Oh My Funkness! wraps up 261 classic funk grooves into one tight package. All these riffs are divided into ten unique electric guitar instrumentals, each covering a particular style and era. The loops are delivered as standard MIDI files for tempo independence and full editability. Futhermore, Oh My Funkness! integrates itself seamlessly in Strum Electric GS-1's MIDI library, the loops are available right from the Loop Player for quick access. So whether you're looking for inspiration to build something new or put the final touch on a project, Oh My Funkness! will wake up the funky guitar player in you.

download $39.00 Oh My Funkness! Sound Bank

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.).

Yves Frulla, resident keyboard player for Celine Dion, creates a rock song with Strum Electric GS-1.

Marty Cutler, Electronic Musician
“Strum Electric offers keyboardists a versatile array of guitars and the right performance tools. As with its acoustic counterpart, it can work well embedded in a rhythm track or exposed in solos. Its intelligent mapping of guitar chords from keyboards makes it a godsend when a guitar (or guitarist) isn't within reach. By all means, download the demo and the manual and check it out. I highly recommend it.”

 

Nick Magnus, Sound On Sound
“Strum Electric's sound is remarkably realistic, with a wide range of tones available. With care, practice and the appropriate processing, SE can produce pretty convincing strummed and arpeggiated rhythm parts.”

 

Scott Yahney, producer/remixer, NYC
“I can finally feel comfortable playing guitar parts from my keyboard with Strum Electric. This is one plug-in I'll use in my productions over and over again, it's that good! Great playability, great tone, it's all there from AAS!”

 

Keith Gemmell, Music Tech
“Super virtual guitar that, with little effort, is capable of producing rhythm parts and convincing solos, for just about any style of popular music.”

 

Craig Anderton, EQ
“If you want to bring something new to your music, Strum GS-1 is intriging, clever, and fun.”

 

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