Applied Acoustics Systems has released a new version of its popular guitar track production plug-in, Strum GS‐2.
The plugin acts as a virtual acoustic guitar reproducing the sound and playing techniques of guitarists, when using a keyboard controller or DAW. Its chord recognition function will automatically voice chords played on a keyboard in the the way a guitarists uses a fretboard.
Featuring an auto-strum function and special strumming keys for picking. Rhythm figures are available from a variety of included MIDI loops, that also act as a compliment for chord progression. The new version also comes with a revamped factory library, comprising of a good number of nylon and steel acoustic guitars, both in natural and production-ready configurations.
AAS has completely redesigned the new version of Stum, with a total overhaul to its synthesis and strumming engines. New features include a streamlined interface, a new equaliser and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, and native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and Windows.
“We have completely reviewed the modeling behind Strum, from the string to the body, and reconsidered how the different elements interact with each other; we have also re-examined how strumming is performed, now giving us a whole new level of realism, tone control, and expressivity,” said Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of AAS. “With its extensive collection of guitars and the ability to tweak them as required, Strum GS‐2 is an even more clever solution than ever for creating great-sounding acoustic guitar tracks.”
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Strum GS‐2 is available now (as a download from the AAS online store) at the reduced price of US$149 until April 28th, 2015, after which it will cost US$199. Upgrades are available for Strum Acoustic GS-1, Strum Electric GS-1, and Strum Acoustic Session users starting at US$39.
Excerpts from Press Release