A complete video series of tutorials on String Studio VS-2
Understand the basic signal flow: once the string is excited by either a pick, bow, or hammer, the pitch is determined by increasing or decreasing the length of the string. The string’s vibrations are optionally sent through a filter, to the body, or to a pickup, and then to an output stage that includes distortion and other effects. See how all of the modelled elements are laid out in the String Studio VS 2 GUI.
Learn how the damping and decay knobs interact with the tone and decay of the strings vibrations. See how their values are tracked by the pitch of the incoming notes; how inharmonic overtones are added, and how the release knob controls the quality of the sound once notes end.
Hear how the protrusion and stiffness of the pick influences the way the string is excited; and learn how to control these variables based on note range and note velocity.
Hear what this alternate exciter sounds like when striking the string from either below or above, and discover how the mass and stiffness controls influence the tonal characteristics when the string is set in motion.
Discover how the bow exciter is used to sustain the sound of a string set in motion, and how the force and friction knobs affect the qualities of the bowed sound.
The Body is where the sound resonates from once the string is excited. Explore the various tonal qualities of the different body shapes and sizes that are modelled, and see how to balance the output of the body with the output of the string module.
Explore how the controls in this module are used to rapidly attenuate the vibration of the string.
Hear how the fret/finger/string interaction is controlled in this module, and how inharmonic overtones are generated.
This module is used to set the location of the point of action of both the exciter and the damper on the string. Explore how the position parameters, and pickup position, influences the string’s timbre.
This module emulates the type of distortion found in electric guitar pedals. See how to drive the level at the input stage, and then adjust tone and level at the output stage.
Explore how the filter module is used to affect the frequencies of the sound after it leaves the string module and before arriving at the body module; and hear how the LFO and Envelope controls are used to influence the filter frequency and resonance parameters over time.
Learn about the, key, unison, and glide modules and hear how their settings influence the behaviour of String Studio VS-2 when overlapping notes are programmed.
Explore this dedicated pitch LFO and see how it is used to create and offset a vibrato effect to notes that are played.
Hear how this module is used to play held notes sequentially, based on a user defined order, range, speed, and pattern.
Explore String Studio VS-2’s banks and programs, and see how to create interesting variations with a few simple parameter tweaks.
Learn how some of the interesting and unusual sounds found in the Signature banks are constructed.