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Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone - Creative Percussion Synthesizer

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This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.

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You Pay: $185.00
Product Highlights
  • Physical Modeling Sound Manipulation
  • Mix and Match Acoustic Resonators
  • Real-Time Control of Parameters
  • Host Tempo Sync
  • Smooth Dynamics - No Velocity Layers
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo
  • Audio Units
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

Chromaphone from Applied Acoustic Systems is a native based plug-in that combines models of acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, string, and synthesizer-like instruments. The resonators' material, tuning and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors. The results vary from real, to innovative, or something with an ethnic touch.

A wooden bar makes a xylophone; turned metallic it becomes a glockenspiel. Adding a tube transforms it into a vibraphone or marimba. Plates shape up in bells and cymbals. Membranes are used for drum skins, and when combined with a tube, they create bass drums, snares, congas and bongos.

One-shots are no longer limited to just velocity changes. The plug-in utilizes the entire keyboard range to modulate volume, mallet noise and stiffness, noise-filter frequency and density, hit position, and coupling to open a whole world of expressive sounds, and in a totally step-less fashion.

At the end of the Chromaphone signal path reside two multi-effect modules in series, allowing for additional sound shaping of the resonators. Each module includes three different types of delays (ping pong, digital, tape), a chorus (mono and stereo), a flanger, phaser, auto wah, wah wah, a notch filter, three-band equalizer, tremolo, three different types of distortion, and reverbs.

The included sound library contains a wide range of expressive and responsive instruments, from warm and mellow pitched percussions for melodies, to punchy one-shots and kits for rhythm tracks. Preset load very quickly and since there are no samples, the instruments have a very small memory footprint.

Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
Top quality preset library
Real time calculation of sound - no samples
32-bit floating point internal processing
Sample rates up to 192kHz
Easy sharing of presets
Unlimited undo/redo capability
Standard plug-in formats support
MIDI program change support
High quality integrated master effects include chorus, delay, and reverb
Host tempo synchronization
Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection
System Requirements Mac
Intel Core processor or later
OS X 10.5 or later
512MB RAM
70MB free hard drive space
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Host software that supports Audio Units and VST plug-in formats

Audio Unit (32-/64-bit) Compatibility
Apple Garageband 1.1 or later
Apple Logic 7.1 or later
Ableton Live 8 or later
Audiofile Engineering Rax
MOTU Digital Performer 6 or later
Cockos Reaper 3.1 or later

PC
Intel Core or equivalent processor
Windows XP SP2 (32-bit), Vista (32-/64-bit) or Windows 7 (32-/64-bit)
512MB RAM
70MB free hard drive space
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Host software that supports the VST 32-/64-bit plug-in format

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