Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS2
Until the end of July, 2014, purchase String Studio VS-2 for the introductory price of just $99 and receive the brand new Frontier sound bank ($39 value) for FREE.
String Studio VS-2 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, with all new features such as:
NEW Factory Library
The completely reworked factory library has well over 600 production-ready sounds organized for fast and intuitive exploration.
NEW Sean Divine Signature Sounds
A collection of 50 inspiring signature presets by producer Sean Divine.
NEW Compressor and Equalizer
These new additions are perfect for adding punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors while experimenting with the synth’s parameters, and it provides maximum distortion-free dynamics.
NEW Streamlined Interface
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides String Studio VS-2 into three panels: The Play panel presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters, including bypass switches for quick edits; The Edit panel lets you tweak and create your sound; while the FX panel supplies equalization, compression, multi-effect, and reverb processors for a final sheen.
NEW Bank and Program Manager
String Studio VS-2's new patch manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Backward Compatible with VS-1 Presets
Simply put your String Studio VS-1 exported presets in String Studio VS-2's bank folder to convert them.
NEW Overhauled Effects
Reinvigorated and polished, String Studio VS-2's multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!
NEW Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files
String Studio VS-2 now supports the Scala scale file format for microtonal music making.
Native 64-bit AU, VST, and AAX plug-ins
String Studio VS-2 now runs in native 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.
With its picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards, String Studio VS-2 is a unique blend of acoustic modeling and standard synth-control features. Your customers won’t believe how many different sounds can be created from a single string!
Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS2 Features:
-Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
-Top quality preset library
-Real time calculation of sound - no samples
-32bit floating point internal processing
-Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz
-Integrated audio recorder to capture performance on the fly
-Integrated browser and locate function for easy navigation and organization of presets
-Import/Export functions for easy sharing of presets
-Unlimited undo/redo capability
-Standalone operation - no host application required
-Standard plugin formats support
-Full audio and MIDI hardware support
-Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports
-MIDI automation and program change support
-User defined MIDI maps with MIDI Learn
-High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay and reverb
-MIDI Clock, tap and host tempo synchronization
-Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection
Once again, AAS brings you the state-of-the-art in physical modeling for unmatched sound quality and realism. Instead of relying on samples and wavetables, Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS1 generates sound on the fly using an accurate model of the components and interactions involved in string instruments. This elaborate synthesis engine responds dynamically depending on your performance and how it is already vibrating, producing sound that is always unique to the moment. As a result of its nature, String Studio captures the richness and diversity of acoustic textures and reproduces the quirks, subtleties, and responsiveness of real-life instruments. This is the key to providing you with vibrant sound as well as the presence and expressivity of a real instrument.
The Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS1 interface is conveniently laid out around components of a string instrument and the controls are directly related to their physical properties. With just a limited number of intuitive parameters, String Studio procures a remarkable range of sounds. Explore the extensive collection of warm and organic sounds included with String Studio or tweak and create exquisite textures simply not possible with other synthesizers.
Finally, Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS1 offers premium performance features, including keyboard modes, portamento, vibrato and legato functions as well as a programmable pattern arpeggiator. For optimal controller integration, String Studio features a complete set of MIDI features; easy-to-use ‘MIDI Learn’ function for user defined MIDI maps, min/max parameter range settings, MIDI program change and automation. A high quality effect rack, featuring distortion, chorus, delay and reverb completes the package.
Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS1's massive instrument library contains an overwhelming blend of convincing acoustic emulations, original hybrids as well as super rich synths, pads, ambiances, and sound effects. There are over 500 sounds for you to discover.
Acoustic and Electric Guitars (87 Presets)
String Studio is packed with 83 acoustic and electric guitar sounds. Assign a MIDI controller to the strum position for intricate playing details. Go from Nylon to steel strings dynamically. Add distortion to a clean electric. And get instant 12-string tone with the Unison mode.
Acoustic and Electric Basses (38 Presets)
That's 40 deep and organic acoustic, electric, and fret-less bass sounds—the solid foundation of any musical style. Play the full velocity range and add some dynamic fret buzz on hard notes for an energized performance. Find the perfect vibrato setting for the most natural playing feel.
Clavinets (20 Presets)
Looking for something vintage and funky? Well, String Studio has 20 of the most retro-cool clavinet sounds around. Enjoy unmatched realism and playing action thanks to String Studio's unique Damper model. These classic sounds will get you groovin' in a minute.
Clavichords (12 Presets)
Clavichords were one of the earliest keyboard instruments around... String Studio's 12 clavichord sounds take this piano ancestor on a modern twist.
Acoustic and Electric Pianos (36 Presets)
The 36 acoustic and electric pianos of String Studio won't replace any acoustic grand but rather provide refreshing alternatives that retain the attack and decay characteristic of the piano sound while merging bass, piano, clavinet, and guitar tones. Keeping the subtle harmonies of piano voicings intact, these new timbres break the boundaries of your playing style and push you into directions never explored.
Violins and Cellos (36 Presets)
String Studio's 35 rich and warm bowed sounds present convincing emulations of violins, cellos and double bass as well as stimulating hybrids that preserve the attack, sustained notes, vibrato, harmonic shifts, and body resonance characteristic of bowed instruments.
Ethnic Instruments (46 Presets)
Ancient Twang, Desert Queen, Dobro Rez, Ethnic Gliss, Ethno Sitar, Hammer Bounce, Koto, Shamisen, Tarang, and Zheng are just a part of the wonderful journey offered by String Studio's 46 ethnic instruments.
Synths (50 Presets)
String Studio delivers some bona fide acoustic emulations but the 50 presets here bring a touch of electronic color with interactive leads, keys, and arps.
Pads (20 Presets)
Pads are usually associated with electronic synthesizers but the 20 presets presented here blend the characteristic attack and decay with the organic and natural movement of acoustic instruments.
Ambiences (30 Presets)
The 28 ambient presets of String Studio are powerful enough to change time and space. These growling, twisting and evolving textures carry a mixed bag of emotions that will move any film score.
Sound Effects (40 Presets)
This is a truly fantastic set of sound effects. Each note at any velocity will produce a unique sound, effectively multiplying the 40 sound effect presets into the realm of infinite possibilities. Simply play these innovative and unheard tones to create the highlight of your next production.
Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS2 System Requirements*:
-Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit or Vista 32-bit/64-bit
-Intel Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent processor
-512MB of RAM
-1024x768 screen resolution
-70MB of free hard drive space
-Windows-compatible audio interface
-Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
-DXi, VST, and RTAS plug-in hosts
-ASIO, WDM, DirectSound audio drivers
-Mac Minimum System Requirements*
-Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
-PowerPC G4 733MHz or Intel Core processor
-512MB of RAM
-70MB of free hard drive space
-1024x768 screen resolution
-Built-in audio interface
-Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
-VST, Audio Unit, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 only) plug-in hosts
-Mac OS X-compatible audio interface
*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).