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AAS Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2

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String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle

STRING STUDIO VS-2

STRING MODELING SYNTHESIZER

A NEW BREED OF SYNTHESIZER

String Studio VS-2 is a string modeling synthesizer plug-in that swaps the traditional oscillator sound source for a string.

With its picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards, it is a unique blend of acoustic modeling and regular synth-control features—you won’t believe how crazy you can go with a simple string.


 

WHAT’S NEW?

We have streamlined String Studio and brought it to a whole new level—
it will change your perspective on strings.

NEW Factory library

The completely renewed factory library has well over 600 production-ready sounds classified 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 to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.

NEW Limiter

The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth’s parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.

NEW Streamlined interface

Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides String Studio VS-2 into three panels: Play presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits; Edit lets you tweak and create your sound; while FX supplies equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors for a final sheen.

NEW Bank and program manager

String Studio VS-2’s new manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.

NEAT 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.

UPDATED 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.

NEW 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.


 

THE STRING IS THE THING

A string is a rich sound source at the heart of a multitude of musical instruments. It can be played with a pick or finger for plucked sounds, bowed and produce sustained sounds or hit for chord and percussive sounds.

String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle

The Play panel presents effect shortcuts and performance parameters as well as the genuinely apt arpeggiator.

String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle

The Edit panel combines acoustic modelling and classic synth controls

String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle

The Effects panel hosts the equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb modules.

Library

String Studio is packed with more than 600 presets from the best sound designers. Performers will be charmed by the acoustic feel and twist of arpeggiator, bass, lead, pad, key, and plucked sounds and find inspiration in the strange resonances, and unusual behaviors of its many ethnic instruments. Sound designers and composers are in for a treat with organic soundscapes that literally become instruments and with growling, twisting and evolving emotion carrying ambiences that will move any film score. 

Performance

String Studio is packed with premium performance features: keyboard modes, unison, portamento, and a complete set of MIDI features. And for even more action, String Studio provides a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to the high quality effects.

Edition

String Studio combines innovative acoustic modelling parameters and classic synth features in a unique way. You will be inspired by the new sonic possibilities yet feel at ease with the familiar approach to sound design.

Effects

The Effects panel wraps up String Studio VS-2 as an all-inclusive package with awesome polishing tools.


 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FROM START TO FINISH

With more than 600 presets spread into 11 categories, String Studio VS-2 packs everything you need to create all the parts of your productions.

Arpeggiator

A Dark Dawn Kit
Crystal Guitar
Clavtwerk
Flashback
Saws III
Squares III
124 TOTAL…

Plucked

Concerto Guitar
Flamenco Nylon
Damped Comping
Real Chord Comp
Guitar New Nylon
Guitar Old Nylon
76 TOTAL…

Plucked – Electric

Electric Jazz Guitar
Hushed Electric
Electric Nylon
Electric Guitar Comp
Fast Lead
High School Vintage
46 TOTAL…

Bass

Contrebasse 1–2
Double Bass 1–3
I'm a Bass Fan 1–2
Nylon Bass
A Bass 1–3
Mute Bass
46 TOTAL…

Bowed

Cello
Arco Cello
Baroque Cello
Cello FX
Chamber Combo
Quartet
34 TOTAL…

Keys

Pop-Rock Clavinet
Clean E-Clav
Chrismas Clavinet
Clavinet Clean
Clavinet Grignoteur
Trippy Clav
77 TOTAL…

Synth

Drain Lead
Double Uprise
Beast 1–2
Sitar Guitar
Ballad Cheese Keys
Chords Bright
61 TOTAL…

Pad

Air Pad 1–2
Phased
This Will Come True
Rise & Sheen
Smooth Bouncing
Longing Harmonium
32 TOTAL…
Ethnic
Ancient Twang
Zheng Like
Desert Queen
Arabian Nights
Auto Harp
Dobro Rez
48 TOTAL…

Ambient

Alien Talking Small
Alien Talking Big
Randomized Soft
Ambient Delay
Ambient Drops
Always Bouncing
37 TOTAL…

Effect

Suspense Cue Keys
Tech Hol Down
Elastico Bassa
Drops of Inspiration
Super Interesting
Damper Mania 1–3
58 TOTAL…

Signature – 
Sean Divine

Beyond the Pines Arp
Take A Stand Arp
Slash-n-Grind Arp
Wave Racer Arp
Grand Case Arp
50 TOTAL…

Signature – 
Harm Visser

Harp Gliss
Guitar New Nylon
Guitar Old Nylon
Guitar Steel
Harp Soft and Warm
25 TOTAL…

Signature – Martin Walker

Ethnic Gliss
Intimate Acoustic
Chorus 12 String
Quartet
Melancholy
16 TOTAL…

 

PLAYFUL

Direct access to FX shortcuts, performance settings, and the arpeggiator.

Performance

String Studio VS-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; poly- or monophonic with note priority keyboard modes; up-to-4-voice unison; glide and legato functions; and the flexible vibrato.

Arpeggiator

Ready, willing, and able, String Studio VS-2’s arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will spruce up any chord progressions into percolating melodies or pulsing sequences.


 

HOW CRAZY CAN YOU GO WITH A STRING?

A unique blend of acoustic modelling and regular synth features.

Tension

A string module lies at the heart of String Studio. Adjust the material to control its tone and how it vibrates. From nylon to steel, from short to long decaying sounds. Listen to it bare naked, through the distorted ear of a pickup or via the filter of a soundboard.

Excitment

The exciter module is where you choose 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.

Felt, quirks, and buzzes

As in a real instrument, strings interact with dampers, frets and fingers. This controls decays and dynamics breathing life into sound with natural noises, grain and warmth.

Colouring

Use soft or steep low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, or formant filters to sculpt your sound. Animate their action with a rich LFO and snappy envelopes.

Body shopping

The soundboard of a string instruments radiates vibrations from the strings. Choose a body type and size to colour the sound with specific resonances and add acoustic character.


 

BARE NAKED—ALL SUITED UP

You’ll love the pure raw sound of String Studio VS-2, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.

And you have a chock-full of them to choose from: compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb.


 

BUZZING AROUND

The community has good things to say about String Studio…

Huge sound palette

String Studio delivers a variety of convincing stringed-instruments emulations, but that's not its real charm. It offers a huge sound palette, as its generous preset library attests. The library is spread across 17 categories, most named after stringed instruments, but the presets in those categories range from emulations to strange instrument hybrids to unstable sounds that you won't find in nature.

Len Sasso, Electric Musician

Exciting and powerful

[String Studio] VS-1 is an exciting and powerful tool that goes beyond the realistic simulation of string instruments and puts forth a new approach to sound design by giving new meaning to the word virtual.

Robert P. Oleysyck, Remix

Sounds that cause heads to turn

Being able to create the kind of unique sounds String Studio produces will more then justify the bucks to people who like the sonic equivalent of white-water rafting. I give a lot of points to software capable of creating sounds that cause heads to turn.

Craig Anderton, Keyboard

Another great product

Well, just when I thought these guys couldn't out do themselves, they go and do it! From analogue Solina style strings to completely new and original sounds, they are all to be found under the bonnet of String Studio! Another great product from a great software company.

Jake Wherry, The Herbaliser


WINDOWS · MAC OS X
VST · AU · RTAS · AAX NATIVE · STANDALONE

String Studio VS-2 runs in both 32- and 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows
making it compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Mac minimum system requirements*

Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Intel Core processor or later
512 MB of RAM
70 MB of free hard drive space
1024 × 768 screen resolution
Built-in audio interface
Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

Mac compatibility

VST 32-/64-bit, Audio Units (see restrictions below), RTAS, and AAX Native plug-in hosts
Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

Mac 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 minimum system requirements*

Windows XP SP3 32-bit or Vista, 7, or 8 32‑/64‑bit
Intel Core or equivalent processor
512 MB of RAM
70 MB of free hard drive space
1024 × 768 screen resolution
Windows-compatible audio interface
Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

PC compatibility

VST 32-/64-bit, RTAS, and AAX Native plug‑in hosts
ASIO and DirectSound audio drivers

*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.).


Neat features

Standalone operation for quick jams and experimentations
Real-time control over any parameters via your MIDI controller knobs, faders, and switches
MIDI clock, tap, and host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability


The benefits of physical modeling

Sound manipulation at the source core
Presets load in a flash
Super smooth dynamics—no velocity layers!
Small memory footprint
Installs in less than a minute


What type of copy protection does String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle use?

All AAS instruments use a proprietary copy protection based on a challenge/response mechanism.

Can I re-authorize String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle if I upgrade or change my computer, or have a computer crash?

The license agreement for String Studio VS-2 + Harmonic Geometry Bundle allows authorization on up to two computers which belong to you. You might need, however, more than two authorizations if for example, you get a new computer or change some piece of hardware such as the hard drive. In these situations, it won't be a problem to obtain additional authorizations.

With your product serial number, you will be able to generate two different authorizations every 90 days directly from our website. Beyond that threshold, you will have to provide an explanation of why you need an additionnal authorization.

What’s included with my purchase?

Links to the Windows and Mac OS X installers (less than 38.0 MB)
Serial number
License for two computer installations (e.g. a laptop and desktop)
Standalone application (runs without a plug-in host)
VST, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-ins for Windows
AU, VST, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-ins for Mac OS X
Manual (PDF)
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