Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 + Packs String Modeling Synthesizer Plug-In and Sound Banks Bundle (Download)

Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 + Packs String Modeling Synthesizer Plug-In and Sound Banks Bundle (Download)

Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 + Packs String Modeling Synthesizer Plug-In and Sound Banks Bundle (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • String Studio VS-2 Synthesizer Plug-In
  • Includes All Associated Sound Banks
  • Journeys, Frontier
  • Entangled Species, Aftermath
  • Harmonic Geometries, Masala
  • Picks, Bows, Hammers, Fingers
  • Frets, Dampers, Soundboards, Arpeggiator
  • Microtonal Tuning
  • AAX Native, AU, RTAS, VST, Standalone
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 + Packs bundles the String Studio VS-2 string modeling synthesizer plug-in with all its associated sound banks. Studio VS-2's cutting-edge string model uses actual string instrument components interacting with picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards. It generates guitars, basses, harps, clavinets, bowed strings, percussion, as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warmth, naturalness, and density of real-life instruments with unique and innovative timbres from yet unheard instruments.

The complete library of the Studio VS-2 sound bank offers colors from ancient and modern cultures, ambient textures, gated sounds, leads, pads, plucks, resonant-vibration effects, animated arpeggiator patterns, presets based on extraterrestrial sound sources, and more, ideal for any type of production from electronica to soundtrack work.

  • String Studio VS-2 - String Modeling Synthesizer (Download)

    String Studio VS-2 from Applied Acoustic Systems is a virtual synthesizer that replaces the oscillator as the traditional means of generating sounds with a string model, along with various triggering and resonance options including picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards. Functioning as a plug-in or standalone under both Mac OS X and Windows, the instrument provides all the regular synthesizer control features, along with effects and a sophisticated arpeggiator.

    Over 600 presets are available and VS-1 preset compatibility has been preserved. The software provides a host of performance features along with complete MIDI implementation. The arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions that include tap tempo and sync to host clock options, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns. Adjustment of the string material and how it vibrates, how it is played and its interaction with virtual dampers, frets and fingers and a soundboard, give the instrument great depth for producing interesting and unique sounds.

    What's New in VS-2
    • Completely renewed factory library with over 600 production-ready sounds classified for fast and intuitive searching
    • Collection of fifty signature presets by producer Sean Divine
    • Compressor and equalizer to add punch and definition to sounds and cut through any dense mix
    • Output limiter protects ears and monitors during experimentation with the synthesizer's parameters while providing distortion-free dynamics
    • Streamlined interface divided into three panels:
      • Play presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits
      • Edit allows for tweaking and creating sound
      • FX supplies EQ, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors
    • Bank and program manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of sounds
    • Backward compatible with VS-1 presets
    • Overhauled effects featuring chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb
    • Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files
    • Native 64-bit Audio Units, VST, and AAX plug-ins
    Features
    • More than 600 presets infused with the acoustic feel and twist of arpeggiator, bass, lead, pad, key, and plucked sounds
    • Sound designers and composers can utilize the organic soundscapes for film scores
    • Performance features include keyboard modes, unison, portamento, and a complete set of MIDI features along with a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to the high quality effects
    • String Studio VS-2 will match a user's playing style or musical context using tap tempo and sync to host clock options
    • Poly- or monophonic keyboard modes with note priority
    • Up-to-4-voice unison, glide and legato functions and the flexible vibrato
    • Combines innovative acoustic modeling parameters and classic synthesizer features in a unique way while maintaining a familiar approach to sound design
    • The Effects panel delivers an all-inclusive package with a compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb
    • The arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms and rhythmic patterns
    • The string module is the heart of String Studio - adjust the material to control its tone and how it vibrates
    • Sources include nylon to steel strings, with short to long decays
    • Listen to sounds unprocessed, through the distorted ear of a pickup, or via the filter of a soundboard
    • The exciter module allows for choosing how the string is played - select a pick for plucked sounds, play it with a bow for sustained sound or use a hammer for chords and percussive sounds
    • As in a real instrument, strings interact with dampers, frets and fingers that control decays and dynamics and add life to a sound with natural noises, grain and warmth
    • Use soft or steep low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, or formant filters to sounds
    • Animate their action with an LFO and envelopes
    • Choose a body type and size to color the sound with specific resonances and add acoustic character
  • Journeys (Sound Bank Series)

    Journeys, part of the Sound Bank Series by Applied Acoustics, is a series of 128 string presets for the String Studio VS-1 virtual instrument or the AAS player plug-in. The presets were designed by master sound designer Gregory Simpson and are meant to evoke the essence of ancient and modern cultures from around the World.

  • Entangled Species Sound Bank and AAS Player Virtual Instrument Plug-in

    The Entangled Species Sound Bank from Applied Acoustics Systems is a collection of organic-styled synth sounds intended for composition and sound design for electro-acoustic, ambient, film soundtrack and other musical styles. The collection runs on the included AAS Player, which is compatible with Mac and Windows and will run within your VST, AU or RTAS compatible host.

    Entangled Species features a diverse assortment of arpeggiators, pads, loopers, synthesizers, keyboards, noises, and sound effects. The library contains 128 patches and can also be used with the String Studio VS-1 synthesizer plug-in (sold separately).

  • Frontier - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)

    Frontier from Applied Acoustics Systems brings the sounds of space down to earth with sound designer Daniel Stawczyk's 130 presets for the company's String Studio VS-2 string modeling synthesizer. Additionally, the sound bank can be accessed using the included Mac and Windows compatible AAS Player plug-in.

    Preset Categories
    • Arp
    • Effect
    • Gated
    • Keys
    • Lead
    • Plucked
    • Synth
  • Aftermath - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)

    Aftermath from Applied Acoustics Systems revisits familiar synthesizer categories in a fresh, expressive, and unsettling sense with sound designer Daniel Stawczyk's 150 presets for the company's String Studio VS-2 string modeling synthesizer. Additionally, the sound bank can be accessed using the included Mac- and Windows-compatible AAS Player plug-in.

    Preset Categories
    • Basses
    • Chords and Stabs
    • Gated
    • Leads
    • Pads
    • Plucked
    • Special Effects
  • Harmonic Geometry - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)

    The Harmonic Geometry from Applied Acoustics Systems is a library of Richard Devine's sound designs that explore the company's string modeling synthesizer. His constructions deliver an eclectic collection of sounds spanning modern sci-fi genres, ambience, percussion, resonant-vibration effects and exotic instruments.

    The 130 presets are divided into eight categories - pad, effect, arpeggiator, plucked, synth, keys, percussion, and ambient. The collection runs on the included cross platform AAS Player for use within a VST or Audio Units compatible host. The library can also be used with the String Studio VS-2 synthesizer plug-in (sold separately).

  • Masala - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)

    Applied Acoustics Systems Masala is a sound bank powered by String Studio VS-2 and created by French musician and sound designer Christian Laffitte. It offers an adventurous mélange of sonic tastes and flavors, with 101 versatile presets that include plucked strings, synths, percussions, arpeggiators, and effects.

    These original instruments are light and responsive to the touch, with bounces, buzzes, and sizzles. They provide musicians and producers with a collection of new timbres, well-suited for cinematic soundtracks, video games or sound-design applications. The sound bank can also be used with the included AAS Player plug-in.

    • Sound bank created by French musician and sound designer Christian Laffitte
    • 101 presets include plucked strings, synths, percussions, arpeggiators, effects
    • For use with String Studio VS-2 string modeling synthesizer (available separately)
    • Can be used with the included AAS Player plug-in (Mac/Windows, VST, AU, AAX, RTAS)
  • String Studio VS-2 - String Modeling Synthesizer (Download)
    System Requirements Mac
    Intel Core processor or later
    OS X 10.6 or later
    512 MB of RAM
    70 MB free hard drive space
    For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, RTAS, Audio Units or VST formats

    PC
    Intel Core or equivalent processor
    Windows XP SP2 32-bit, Vista 32-/64-bit, Windows 7/8 32-/64-bit
    512 MB of RAM
    70 MB free hard drive space
    Windows compatible audio interface
    For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, RTAS, or VST 32-/64-bit formats
  • Journeys (Sound Bank Series)
    Mac System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    Intel Core processor or later
    512 MB of RAM
    115 MB of free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Built-in audio interface
    Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
    Mac Compatibility VST (32-bit only), Audio Unit (32-bit only), and RTAS (Pro Tools 7.0 or later) plug-in hosts
    Mac OS X-compatible audio interface
    Windows System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)
    Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent processor
    512 MB of RAM
    115 MB of free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Windows-compatible audio interface
    Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
    PC Compatibility VST (32- and 64-bit) and RTAS plug-in hosts
    ASIO, WDM, DirectSound audio drivers
  • Entangled Species Sound Bank and AAS Player Virtual Instrument Plug-in
    Minimum System Requirements Mac
    Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    Intel Core processor or later
    512 MB of RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Built-in audio interface
    Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

    Windows
    Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 32-bit/64-bit
    Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent processor
    512 MB of RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Windows-compatible audio interface
    Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
    Compatibility Mac
    VST (32-bit/64-bit), Audio Unit (see restrictions below), and RTAS plug-in hosts
    Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

    Windows
    VST (32-bit/64-bit) and RTAS plug-in hosts
    ASIO, WDM, DirectSound audio drivers
    Additional Compatibility Info Mac Audio Unit (32-bit/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
  • Frontier - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)
    System Requirements For AAS Player Plug-In

    Mac
    Intel Core processor or later
    OS X 10.5 or later
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space for player
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Host software that supports Audio Units (Native Instruments Kore 2 not compatible), AAX Native, RTAS, or VST (32-bit/64-bit) plug-in formats

    PC
    1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent processor
    Windows XP SP2 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space for player
    1024 x 768 screen resolution
    Host software that supports AAX Native, RTAS, or VST (32-bit/64-bit) plug-in formats
  • Aftermath - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)
    Mac System Requirements For AAS Player:
    Intel Core processor or later
    OS X 10.7 or later
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space for player
    Windows System Requirements For AAS Player:
    Intel Core or equivalent processor
    Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or later
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB of free hard drive space for player
    Supported Plug-In Formats AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, or VST (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Harmonic Geometry - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)
    Minimum System Requirements Mac
    Intel Core processor or later
    OS X 10.5 or later
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB free hard drive space
    PC
    1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent processor
    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-/64-bit)
    512 MB RAM
    70 MB free hard drive space

    Minimum system requirements are for AAS Player standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to the specific DAW software requirements
  • Masala - String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank (Download)
    System Requirements Computer capable of running AAS Player (included) or String Studio VS-2 (available separately)

    Mac/Windows
    AAX Native, Audio Units, RTAS, VST
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