Applied Acoustics Systems releases an NKS-ready version of the Strum GS-2 acoustic and electric guitar plug-in

Montreal, Quebec—August 10, 2016—Applied Acoustics Systems is excited to announce that its Strum GS-2 acoustic and electric guitar plug-in now supports Native Instrument's NKS extended plug-in format.

NKS brings intuitive and seamless interaction between Strum GS-2 and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware. Strum GS-2’s key parameters have been mapped in order to provide optimal tactile control of its physical modeling engine. Furthermore, the key switches of Strum GS-2’s Guitar, Keyboard, and Loop modes are efficiently reflected to the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards’ Light Guide for a fast and persistent reference. And Finally, Strum GS-2’s entire factory preset library now appears in the powerful tag-based browsers of the MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL software.

“We are currently working to make our different instruments compatible with the NKS format and Strum GS-2 is the second one to be ready,” says Eric Thibeault, marketing director at Applied Acoustics Systems. “We are very excited with this new NKS version; I think Strum GS-2 users will love the entire integration, particularly the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards Light Guide; it's a great hands-on reference of the various key-switches."

Pricing and Availability

This new NKS version of Strum GS-2 is available now and provided free of charge to registered users. Part of our Summer Sale and until August 31, 2016, Strum GS-2 is offered at a price of $99 (a 50% discount) to new users.

Strum GS-2 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Units, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-in formats.

AAS Strum GS-2Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitars

About Applied Acoustics Systems

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a privately-held company, it specialises in software-based synthesis tools for professional musicians and sound designers. Since releasing Tassman, the first virtual instrument based on physical modelling, AAS has come to be recognised as the industry leader in this exciting new field of synthesis.


Eric Thibeault
Product Specialist

Applied Acoustics Systems
486 W. Ste-Catherine St., suite 400, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 1A6 Canada
Tel: 1 888 441-8277 (North America) | +1 514 871-8100 (Worldwide)