Montreal, Quebecâ€"June 9, 2015â€"Applied Acoustics Systems is very excited to announce that Strum GSâ€2, the all-new version of its award-winning guitar track production plug-in, now includes both acoustic and electric guitars.
With Strum GSâ€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 GSâ€2 uses modeling to reproduce the various parts of the guitar chainâ€"strings, bridge, soundboard, pickups, amplifier, and speaker cabinet. Strum GSâ€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 auto- strum 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 Acoustic screen.
Strum GSâ€2 is a complete redesign of its predecessor. In addition to the synthesis and strumming engines which have been completely reviewed, Strum GSâ€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 GSâ€2 also features an all-new factory library comprising an impressive number of acoustic and electric guitars, both in natural and production-ready configurations.
â€œWe have completely reviewed the modeling of the complete chain behind Strumâ€"including the strings, bridge, body, pickups, amplifier, speaker cabinet, and effectsâ€"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,â€ said Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of AAS. â€œWith its extensive collection of acoustic and electric guitars in a single package and the ability to tweak them as required, Strum GSâ€2 represents exceptional value. Strum more than ever allows you to experience the genuine feel of playing guitar on a keyboard!â€
Strum GS-2 Electric screen.
Pricing and Availability
Strum GSâ€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 GSâ€2 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Units, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-in formats.
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