Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 + Packs bundles the Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer plug-in with all associated sound banks. Chromaphone 2 lets you craft and play expressive and responsive instruments that have a real-life presence. It combines acoustic resonators to create hybrid drums, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments, with rich and organic tones that are ideal for generating unique sonic colors and soundscapes.
The complete library of Chromaphone 2 sound bank offers ambient textures, cinematic effects, arpeggiator presets, opaque sounds, and more, ideal for any type of production from electronica to soundtrack work.
Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 - Acoustic Object Synthesizer (Download)
Chromaphone 2 from Applied Acoustic Systems is a plug-in that combines software models of various acoustic resonators to create drum, 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, with results varying from real to innovative.
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. For musicians and producers the plug-in provides the ability to essentially become instrument makers.
The software takes into account the effect of coupling between resonators. Bringing together acoustic objects, for example the string and soundboard at the bridge of a guitar, changes the way each of them vibrates. A proprietary technology models precisely how the objects interact and exchange energy thereby capturing key acoustic behaviors of musical instruments.
One-shot sounds 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. And built-in effects include compressor, EQ, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah, notch filters, and reverb.
Performance features include the ability for the software to match the user's playing style or musical context thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options, up-to-4-voice unison, and flexible vibrato. An arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will spruce up any chord progressions.
What's New in Version 2
- Completely renewed factory library with over 600 production-ready sounds classified for fast and intuitive exploration
- Drumhead resonator reproduces precisely how a real drumhead vibrates resulting in realistic and responsive drums and percussions
- Envelope generator for the noise source is now equipped with an AHD mode for carving precise one-shots
- Noise source spectrum can be tailored with a 10-band filter bank for fine control of the tone
- Resonators have been complemented with a low-cut filter to control the clarity of an instrument response
- New built-in arpeggiator module adds motion and gives a new perspective to sounds
- Source mixer provides fine control of the mallet and noise sources to shape the attack and sustain phase of sounds with precision
- New compressor and equalizer add punch and definition for cutting through any dense mix or sound stage
- New output limiter protects ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth's parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics
- Redesigned streamlined interface divides the instrument into three panels: Play, Edit, FX
- Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files
- Overhauled effects featuring chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb
- Backward compatible with Chromaphone 1 presets
Applied Acoustics Systems KitNetix Sound Bank & AAS Player Virtual Instrument Plug-in
KitNetix from Applied Acoustics Systems is an exotic sound bank that features a wide variety of exotic percussion instruments, synth textures, hybrid instruments and more. The collection includes the AAS Player and it is compatible with Mac and Windows and will run within your VST, AU or RTAS compatible host.
The KitNetix library is a diverse collection of percussion and soundscapes that can be used for anything from electronica to soundtrack work. Choose from a variety of unique drums, bells, keys, strings, pads and more to add an exotic twist to your productions.
The collection offers 128 presets and it can be used with the Chromaphone percussion synthesizer plug-in (sold separately) in addition to the included AAS Player.
Applied Acoustics Systems Cardinals Sound Bank and AAS Player Virtual Instrument Plug-in
The Cardinals Sound Bank from Applied Acoustics Systems is a collection of virtual sounds ranging from ambient textures to percussive clanks. The collection includes the AAS Player which is compatible with Mac and Windows and will run within your VST, AU or RTAS compatible host.
Cardinals includes a wide variety of sound types including achromatic and chromatic percussion, keys, synths, strings, pads, textures and more. The library contains 109 presets and can also be used with the Chromaphone percussion synthesizer plug-in (sold separately).
Applied Acoustics Systems Microsound Textures Sound Bank (Electronic Download)
The Applied Acoustics Systems Microsound Textures Sound Bank was created by sound designer Richard Devine to provide you with 128 granular- and pulse-constructed virtual instrument sounds. The sounds can be played with the included AAS player or using the Chromaphone Creative Percussion Synthesizer virtual instrument (sold separately). They are organized into five categories: Percussion, Sound Effects, Keys and Synths, Pads and Strings, and Textures and Ambience.
Keys and Synths
Strings and Pads
Ambiences and Textures
Applied Acoustics Systems Synbiosis - Chromaphone 2 Sound Bank (Download)
Synbiosis from Applied Acoustics Systems is a library of Daniel Stawczyk's sound designs that explore Chromaphone 2. This 130-preset sound bank presents arpeggiators, basses, bells, keys, synths, and effects. The collection runs on the included cross-platform AAS Player for use within an AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, or VST compatible host, and can also be used with the Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer (sold separately).
Applied Acoustics Systems Epicycles - Chromaphone 2 Sound Bank (Download)
Epicycles from Applied Acoustics Systems is a library of Richard Devine's sound designs that explore Chromaphone 2. This 111-preset sound bank presents nine categories that include soundscapes, basses, plucked strings, keys, synths, strings and pads, percussion, arps, and effects. The collection runs on the included cross-platform AAS Player for use within an AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, or VST compatible host, and can also be used with the Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer (sold separately).
Applied Acoustics Systems Cinematix - Chromaphone 2 Sound Bank (Download)
Cinematix from Applied Acoustics Systems is a library of sound designs from Christian Laffitte that explore Chromaphone 2. This 100-preset sound bank presents categories that include percussions, snares, toms, cymbals, chimes and bells, hits, strings and pads, effects, and arpeggiators. The collection runs on the included cross-platform AAS Player for use within an AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, or VST compatible host, and can also be used with the Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer (sold separately).
Applied Acoustics Systems Multiverse - Chromaphone 2 Sound Bank (Download)
Multiverse from Applied Acoustics Systems is a Chromaphone 2-powered sound bank designed by acclaimed virtuoso and audio technology pioneer Thiago Pinheiro. It offers 100 versatile presets with otherworldly textures, unusual melodic and percussive elements, organic sounds, cutting-edge grooves, transitions, unique arpeggiators, as well as a range of dynamically rich instruments that are well suited for cinematic soundtracks and sound-design applications.
The collection can also be used with the included AAS Player plug-in.
Applied Acoustics Systems Digital Sins Classic Synthesizer Sound Bank for Chromaphone 2 (Download)
Available for download, Applied Acoustic Systems' Digital Sins is a sound bank for Chromaphone 2, providing bright, sharp sounds that aim to recreate the nervy pluckiness of classic digital synthesizers. You'll find 144 presets categorized into basses, bells, keys, chords, synths, soundscapes, and effects.
This soundbank only requires 70MB of hard drive space, and can operate in VST and AU formats. It is compatible with Mac and Windows systems, though you will need Chromaphone 2 to make full use of this product. If you don't have Chromaphone 2, Digital Sins comes with the AAS Player so you can experiment with these timbres.
- Groove Slim
- Blipped 1
- Blipped 2
- Taj 1
- Taj 2
- Mourning 1
- Mourning 2
- Wide Me