WNAMM08:Unique Guitar Modeler from AAS

Clever note triggering makes it a breeze      01/02/08

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AAS were showing their new guitar modeling plug-in - Strum Acoustic GS-1. Following in the tradition of their modeled instruments, it contains no samples and will allow you to create various types of acoustic guitar - acoustic nylon, jumbo steel etc etc, add effects as one would expect. The real gem is that you can throw standard MIDI keyboard kind of shapes at it and it will revoice them to a more guitary voicing, including bar chords, open string and the like. You can then sequence these with strumming triggering using the top octave of the keyboard and dump them into your host DAW MIDI tracks – quite nifty. I’m sure the video will explain it far better than me though.... Available at the end of Q1 2008.
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    13 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    I am legend    Said...

    I am not 'appy with what I am 'earing :( haha

    'Tis a shame, cos I want to like this company

    The keyboard control is nice, I guess :shrug:

    01-Feb-08 04:07 AM


    Grunt    Said...

    Yeah, I wonder about their modeled stuff, I think the EP was good (so 'm told) but this , while having some brilliant note triggering features just sounds flat and not very real.

    I wonder if they are funded by the French Gov, which is how come they are still able to go to NAMM etc - I cant see how they can afford to keep going otherwise

    01-Feb-08 04:42 AM


    Oh Well    Said...

    Agreed, guys. I was looking forward to this one but it sounds dreadful, doesn't it?

    Bontempi anyone?

    01-Feb-08 09:42 AM


    Barchie    Said...

    I saw this on the Roland G-70. Generally the same thing.

    01-Feb-08 11:14 AM


    Mauro Rosati    Said...

    The sound is horrible, just as String Studio. Change job AAS.

    01-Feb-08 01:03 PM


    Mauro Rosati    Said...

    Yes, but the G-70 sounds excellent.

    01-Feb-08 01:05 PM


    Mauro Rosati    Said...

    Your can't make an acoustic modeled instrument without samples. They don't use samples, just modelling but the reuslt is horrible. it seems the guitar on a bontempi.

    01-Feb-08 01:08 PM


    andivax    Said...

    sounds like shit. i like musiclab realguitar.

    01-Feb-08 03:50 PM


    But Why    Said...

    Man, I remember a free program for the Mac called "Strum" I think, that did handled the strum like this some 20+ years ago. Kind of re-inventing the wheel here, but nice to see. The sounds aren't great though. I don't know why keyboard makers didn't add strum features like this decades ago.

    01-Feb-08 10:12 PM


    Nick    Said...

    This is the most TERRIBLE demo/presentation I have seen so far.

    I think the program itself has some great possibilities, but: GET RID OF THIS TERRIBLE DEMONSTRATOR!!!

    He would be my reason to NOT BUY the product, 'cause it's so boring and demotivated 'sold' by him...

    02-Feb-08 08:57 AM


    ron-e    Said...

    I agree with andivax, Realguitar and Realguitar2 are more convinincing. Even VirtualGuitarist IMO is better.

    03-Feb-08 04:35 PM


       Said...

    Strum can sound organic if you are willing to work with it. I was glad to see someone on video from this great company. The demo by Mr. E.T. was a "left brain" (scientific) version of what this program can do therefore well represented. When the "right brainers" (artistic) take over it will shine. I have their AAS Modeling Collection and likely to add Strum to my collection.

    05-Feb-08 05:25 PM


    Louis Faro    Said...

    Strum can sound organic if you are willing to work with it. I was glad to see someone on video from this great company. The demo by Mr. E.T. was a "left brain" (scientific) version of what this program can do therefore well represented. When the "right brainers" (artistic) take over it will shine. I have their AAS Modeling Collection and likely to add Strum to my collection.

    05-Feb-08 05:27 PM


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