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 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.
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.
AAS Sound Bank collections add tremendous value to Strum Electric. Load them into the program, or use them standalone with the included AAS Player. Created by renowned sound designers, they can be used as they are or as jumping off points to create your own sounds.
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
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
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.”