|Product||Strum Acoustic GS-1|
|Developer||Applied Acoustics Systems|
No Longer Available
|Type / Tags||GuitarSynth (Physical Modeling)|
|Copy Protection||Online Activation (Challenge / Response)|
Strum Acoustic GS-1 is an acoustic guitar software synthesizer based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology. Strum provides a collection of steel and nylon acoustic guitars and includes elaborate voicing and strumming modules for the realistic reproduction of a guitarist's playing techniques. Chords played on the keyboard are automatically voiced for the guitar while strumming and picking actions are reproduced by an auto-strum function, special strumming keys, or MIDI loops. EQ, multi-effect, and reverb modules complete the package:
- Keyboardist's Acoustic Guitar: Can't learn the guitar in time for your deadline. Your favorite session player is out of town. ROMplers are not quite there. Strum is the just-right solution.
- Play a folk song with open chords: Play the chords you know and Strum voices them as a guitarist would.
- Strum on your keyboard: Auto-strum chords or play them via strumming keys or MIDI loops.
- Pick a guitar from your collection: Go from nylon to steel, from jumbo to concert, or from country rock to finger-style classical.
- Create your own space: Add warmth with the EQ, lush with the chorus, and space with the reverb.
Reviewed By murdockscott
January 16, 2014
Sounds very nice... Not 64-bit.
When it sounds natural it sounds VERY natural, and very "alive". Occasionally it crosses the virtual guitar "uncanny valley" and can sound a bit artificial, but that can be avoided by learning how best to use it. Assigning a controller to the strum speed is easy and allows for some very expressive tracks.
Dragging their feet moving this to 64-bit aren't they? I really want to use this moving forward as I have been able to make some really pretty stuff with it but I am shifting to logic and it is a "no go" under that host. I am sure many people are in the same boat. The workarounds are annoying, so I am a bit annoyed at them at the moment. If someone is in a similar situation that may want to hold off investing in Strum Acoustic GS-1 until they get it together and do a 64-bit version.Read more