Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 Creative Percussion Synthesizer

Drum/Percussion Virtual Instrument Plug-in with Instrument Modeling, Multi-effects Section, and Arpeggiator
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Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 Creative Percussion Synthesizer
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One-stop Percussion Generator - Now Even Better!

A streamlined GUI and more powerful features mean there's even more to love in the new AAS Chromaphone 2 idiophone generator. Like the original, Chromaphone 2 lets you create traditional to otherworldly percussion sounds from scratch or with presets: marimba, synthesized drums, PVC pipes, plucked piano strings, plates, chimes, water droplets, and any number of blips, bleeps, and squawks. Only now you can shape these sounds with a powerful inline multi-effects processor. Chromaphone 2's Exciter section lets you play sonic alchemist by adjusting head resonance and mallet softness until you find the perfect percussion for your piece. And because Chromaphone 2 uses physical instrument modeling instead of samples, this plug-in has a tiny footprint and makes all changes in real time. Chromaphone 2's other new features include an arpeggiator section and a redesigned library with factory presets from professional artists and sound designers.

Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 Creative Percussion Synthesizer at a Glance:
  • Chromaphone 2 replicates the true response of an acoustic instrument
  • New multi-effects processor with distortion, EQ, reverb, and compression
  • Arpeggiator section with tempo sync adds movement to your track
Chromaphone 2 replicates the true response of an acoustic instrument

The AAS Chromaphone 2 uses state-of-the-art physical modeling for unmatched sound quality and realism. Instead of relying on samples and wavetables, Chromaphone 2 generates sounds on the fly with sophisticated physical instrument modeling for an organic experience and results. Thanks to this approach, Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 captures the richness and diversity of acoustic textures and reproduces the quirks, subtleties, and responsiveness of real-life instruments resulting in sounds with remarkable liveliness.

New multi-effects processor with distortion, EQ, reverb, and compression

Shaping, sculpting, and crushing your Chromaphone presets now requires no additional plug-ins. Chromephone 2 includes a full suite of effects: compression to smooth out mallet attacks, delay and reverb to add depth to strings, chorus to give vibes a dash of jazz cool, and distortion to crush your kick and snare drums to oblivion. Once you fine-tune your effects, levels can be controlled from the front page. Keeping everything self contained means less flipping back and forth between plug-ins, and as well, less strain on your CPU.

Arpeggiator section with tempo sync adds movement to your track

One of Chromaphone 1's biggest feature requests was an arpeggiator, which AAS has delivered in its Chromaphone 2. Now you can create powerful backing patterns for your track in time with your DAW project just by playing chords. This helps glue kick and snare patterns together without the use of a hi-hat and adds flow to keep sections moving along.

Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 Creative Percussion Synthesizer Features:
  • Creates the percussion instruments you need in minutes
  • Generates drums, mallet percussion, strings, and pipes on the fly
  • Redesigned preset library from pro artists gives you great starting points
  • Uses physical instrument modeling for outstanding sound quality - no samples
  • Shapes and molds percussion sounds with onboard compression, EQ, distortion, reverb, and delay
  • Exciter section lets you adjust mallet softness and head resonance
  • Arpeggiator section glues parts together, adds movement to your track
  • Save and recall presets in seconds
  • Extremely responsive and expressive
  • Small size and CPU impact
  • For Mac OS X and Windows
  • Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU compatibility
  • 32-bit floating point internal processing
  • Supports sample rates up to 192kHz
Craft your own custom percussion library with the Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Percussion and Effects
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Format Standalone, AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Multi-core processor, 1 GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Multi-core processor, 1 GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number AADL-CH2

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See also: Drum Software, Applied Acoustics Systems, Applied Acoustics Systems Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm