|Developer||Applied Acoustics Systems|
Free / Bundled
|Type / Tags||Sound Bank Player|
The AAS Player plug-in is free and comes bundled with its compatible commercial sound banks. It runs on both Windows and Mac OS X and works with a variety of VST and Audio Unit host sequencers. AAS Player focuses on immediacy, ease of use, and sound quality.
AAS Player is also available for free with the Swatches sound bank - a free compilation of high quality sounds carefully picked from the Analog Essentials, Ultra FX, Starlight, Journeys, and Entangled Species sound banks.
Reviewed By Numanoid
May 25, 2012
AAS Player is a straight rompler, no tweaking required indeed.
Except the possibility to alter the volume setting there is really no way to personalize the presets, there is no options for layering, neither are simple effects like reverb, chorus or filter cutoff present.
The presets are pretty good, showcased by the free Swatches collection, they consist of "bread and butter" sounds suitable for most styles of music.
But as there is no way of shaping the presets in any way they can easily be recognized in the mix, and thus be in danger of becoming dated pretty quickly.
So like a linear video game, once you have played through it there is really not much to come back to here, unless you invest in further expansion packs at $39 a pop.