Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 String Modeling Synthesizer

String Modeling Synthesizer Plug-in with Over 600 Factory Sounds, Dynamics, and Onboard Effects - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, VST, AU
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Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio VS-2 String Modeling Synthesizer
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Like No Synth You've Ever Played

Applied Acoustics String Studio VS-2 delivers stunning guitars, basses, harps, clavinet, bowed instruments, and percussion, as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warm organic density of real-life with unique and innovative timbres from "imaginary" instruments. Instead of relying on samples and wavetables, this string modeling synthesizer plug-in generates sounds on the fly using accurate modeling of the various acoustic components involved in recreating stringed instruments, calculating their interactions as well as the control signals it receives as you play. Thanks to this approach, Applied Acoustics String Studio VS-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.

Applied Acoustics String Studio VS-2 String Modeling Synth Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Like nothing else in your sound arsenal
  • Based entirely on modeling, for fast patch loads and organic responsiveness
  • Beefed-up and ready to rumble
Like nothing else in your sound arsenal

With String Studio VS-2, Applied Acoustics gives you a proprietary combination of acoustic modeling and standard synth-control features that let you revitalize your music with fresh, totally unique sounds. String Studio VS-2 swaps the traditional synthesizer sound source - the oscillator - for a string. That's right. This string modeling synthesizer lets you actuate notes with bows, picks, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards - you'll be amazed and delighted with how outrageous you can get with this unique synthesis method. Take it from the synth geeks here at Sweetwater: String Studio VS-2 is like nothing else in your sound arsenal.

Based entirely on modeling, for fast patch loads and organic responsiveness

Unlike playing back a sample, physical modeling gives you access to the real-time controllers that make a synth patch evolve over time. You start with a string. Decide how you want to strike it. Season to taste with String Studio's filter, LFO, and arpeggiator. Add great-sounding effects. Because String Studio is based entirely on modeling, with no samples involved, your patches load lightning-fast. They're also extremely touch-sensitive, with an organic feel more akin to an acoustic instrument. Whether you want to synthesize "real" string sounds from scratch, or you need something that's morphed, twisted, and completely deranged, Applied Acoustics Studio VS-2 belongs in your virtual rack.

Beefed-up and ready to rumble

For Version 2, Applied Acoustics gave String Studio Version 2 a new streamlined interface with an intuitive bank and program manager, and a beefed-up factory library of over 600 amazing sounds, including 50 stunning signature presets by producer Sean Divine. Also included are a new compressor, equalizer, and limiter, as well as an improved effects section with killer chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah, auto-wah, and reverb.

Applied Acoustics String Studio VS-2 String Modeling Synth Plug-in Features:
  • Completely renewed factory library has well over 600 production-ready sounds
  • A collection of 50 inspiring signature presets by producer Sean Divine
  • Compressor and equalizer add punch and definition to your sound
  • New output limiter delivers maximum distortion-free dynamics
  • Craft your patches with the onboard filter, LFO, and arpeggiator
  • Streamlined interface is redesigned from the ground up
  • New bank and program manager provides efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds
  • Backward compatible with VS-1 presets
  • Effects section has been polished and reinvigorated
  • Now supports the scala scale file format for microtonal music making
  • Runs in native 64-bit on Mac OSX and Windows
Juice your sound arsenal with Applied Acoustics String Studio VS-2!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide
AAS Updates String Studio VS with NKS Support
Applied Acoustics Updates String Studio VS-2 to v2.0.3
Applied Acoustics Systems Releases String Studio VS-2 version 2.01 Update

Tech Specs

Software Type String Synths
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-SSDL2

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A sonic anomaly,among VST's...

As I have been enjoying some of the included AAS patches in my new Mixcraft 7 DAW,it drew me into AAS's website and I discovered a whole new world sonic possibilities! Such an incredible expanse of sound,from a download consisting of only 22.4MB!! There is such a visceral level of warmth,depth & punchy-ness that I have never quite experienced before and the varied categories that were derived from such a small file,is utterly mind-boggling. Equally impressive,is the generous amount of sound shaping options and yet,the layout of the controls are so wonderfully rudimentary! This module gives the user the impression,that they are working with several GB's worth of sample content,which is absolutely mystifying!
Music background: 30 years of synths,keyboard workstations & now DAW's
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