With Strum GS‑2, creating guitar tracks in a DAW environment becomes a straightforward endeavour as it reproduces the sound of a huge range of guitars, but also the playing technique of a guitar player. To achieve this, "Strum GS‑2" uses modeling to reproduce the various parts of the guitar chain—strings, bridge, soundboard, pickups, amplifier, and speaker cabinet.
Strum GS‑2 also embeds an elaborate chord recognition and voicing module which automatically voices chords played on the keyboard as a guitar player would on the fretboard. Strumming and picking swings into action with an autostrum function and special strumming keys. Elaborate rhythm figures available from a large collection of MIDI loops are on hand to supplement chord progressions.
Strum GS‑2 is a complete redesign of its predecessor. In addition to the synthesis and strumming engines which have been completely reviewed, "Strum GS‑2" ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, brings native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and Windows, and much more.
Strum GS‑2 also features an all-new factory library comprising an impressive number of acoustic and electric guitars, both in natural and production-ready configurations.
“We have completely reviewed the modeling of the complete chain behind Strum—including the strings, bridge, body, pickups, amplifier, speaker cabinet, and effects—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 acoustic and electric guitars in a single package and the ability to tweak them as required, Strum GS‑2 represents exceptional value. Strum more than ever allows
you to experience the genuine feel of playing guitar on a keyboard!”
Pricing and Availability
Strum GS‑2 is available now at a suggested retail price of US $199, but until June 30th, 2015, it is offered at the introductory price of US $149.
Upgrades are available for "Strum Acoustic GS-1", "Strum Electric GS-1", and "Strum Acoustic Session" users starting at $39.
Strum GS‑2 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Units, RTAS, andAAX Native plug-in formats.
Strum GS‑2– Acoustic and Electric Guitars
About Applied Acoustics Systems
Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a privately-held company, it specializes in software-based synthesis tools for professional musicians and sound designers. Since releasing "Tassman", the first virtual instrument based on physical modelling, AAS has come to be recognized as the industry leader in this exciting new field of synthesis.