Applied Acoustics Systems Strum GS-2 Virtual Guitar

Virtual Guitar Plug-in with Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Automatic Chord Recognition, Chord Voicings, Integrated Strumming and Picking, MIDI Riff Library, Guitar Amps, and FX - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX Native, VST, AU, RTAS
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Compatible with:

Mac
Windows
Standalone
AAX
RTAS
VST
AU

Software Compatibility

Most software is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, but check to make sure.

If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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Play Guitar, Right From Your Keyboard

Use a keyboard for DAW input? Want realistic-sounding guitars? Applied Acoustics designed their Strum GS-2 plug-in expressly for the production of guitar tracks. Strum GS-2 gives you a massive arsenal of acoustic and electric guitars, along with automatic chord recognition, advanced chord voicings, integrated strumming and picking, a MIDI riff library, guitar amps and FX, and more. Whether your guitar part calls for power chords, delicate arpeggios, or searing leads, with Applied Acoustics Strum GS-2, playing guitar on a keyboard has never been easier.

Guitars, amps, effects, and more

Applied Acoustics Strum GS-2 stokes your arsenal with more than 200 guitars, including nylon and steel-string acoustics, and electrics with single-coil and humbucking pickups. You've got clean, crunchy, and distorted tones, a 2-channel amplifier, spring reverb, speaker cabinets, and effects. Also onboard are 102 MIDI riffs that cover a range of genres. Sweetwater musicians agree: if you use a keyboard/DAW setup and want great-sounding, realistic virtual guitar, you need Applied Acoustics Strum GS-2.

Applied Acoustics Strum GS-2 Features at a Glance:
  • Standalone operation for quick jams and experimentations
  • Real-time control over any parameters via your MIDI controller knobs, faders, and switches
  • MIDI clock, tap, and host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
  • Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability
  • Enjoy the benefits of physical modeling:
    • Sound manipulation at the source core
    • Presets load in a flash
    • Smooth dynamics - no velocity layers
    • Small memory footprint: less than 256MB of RAM per instance
    • Installs in less than a minute (less than 32MB on disk)
Get realistic guitar parts with Applied Acoustics Strum GS-2!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide
AAS Strum GS-2 Updated to Support Native Instruments NKS

Tech Specs

Software Type Virtual Guitar library
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 AA-GS2

Customer Reviews

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GREAT Software !

Easy to use, great sounding and fun ! I use Strum for a bunch of types of music... everything from song forms to "clouds of sound" type "avant garde" electronic music. Works best in a pop song format (which is what it's designed for, I believe). I use MIDI files derived from EZ Keys, slide that into a Pro Tools instrument track and then open Strum as the instrument. Strum follows the MIDI chord changes perfectly with some interesting chord voicing (transposed for a guitar player style, 6 strings and 4 fingers unless you use your thumb). The sounds are glorious, clean acoustics and cool electrics, plus some deep editing if you so desire. The three play modes are available, "Keyboard" plays back what you play but constrains it to the guitar fingerboard. "Guitar" allows both chords and single note play at the same time. "Loop Mode" is MIDI style playback with hundreds of styles (I use this mode mostly) The editing is so deep that you could get lost editing a single guitar sound and picking responses per string ! I highly recommend this software for anyone that has somewhat negligible guitar skills, or that just wants great sounding guitar sounds and parts. (I don't own an acoustic guitar so this works great for me)
Music background: Retired Profesional
See also: Guitar Software, Applied Acoustics Systems, Applied Acoustics Systems Virtual Instruments: Guitar & Bass