Strum GS-2 is a plug-in for the production of guitar tracks. With a huge collection of acoustic and electric guitars, automatic chord recognition, sophisticated chord voicing, integrated strumming and picking action, MIDI riff library, amp and effects, playing guitar on a keyboard has never been so easy.
We’ve completely reinvented Strum GS-2— You didn’t know you could play guitar so well.
NEW Acoustic and electric
The acoustic and electric guitars are now included in a single plug-in.
NEW Guitar library
A completely reviewed factory library with a huge collection of production-ready acoustic and electric guitars.
NEW MIDI loop library
An extensive set of strumming patterns in MIDI loop packs covering different techniques and musical styles.
A completely revised string module, finer pick/finger interaction, integrated coupling at the bridge, and precise body response for a super rich and natural tone
NEW Keyboard mode
The new Keyboard mode lets you play lead lines and your own voicings.
NEW Loop mode
The new Loop mode gives you direct access to elaborate rhythm figures—which you can pick from a large collection of MIDI loops covering many musical styles—to supplement your chord progressions.
NEW Strumming engine
Completely revised strumming engine for expressive and natural strumming.
NEW Compressor and equalizer
These new additions are perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth’s parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
NEW Streamlined interface
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Strum GS-2 into three panels: Play presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits; Edit lets you tweak and create your sound; while FX supplies equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors for a final sheen.
NEW Bank and program manager
Strum GS-2’s new manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
NEW Native 64-bit AU, VST, and AAX plug-ins
Strum GS-2 now runs in native 64-bit on macOS and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.
UPDATED Overhauled effects
Reinvigorated and polished, Strum GS-2’s multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!
With more than 200 different acoustic and electric guitars—nylon, steel, single coil and humbucker fitted pickups, clean, crunchy, distorted—plus a 2-channel amplifier, spring reverb, speaker cabinet, and effects as well as 102 MIDI riffs covering many musical styles, Strum GS-2 packs everything you need to create guitar parts for your productions.
§ Playing guitar on a keyboard has never been easier §
Creating a realistic guitar track from samples is a tough job. Guitar players voice chords differently, strumming is not easily reproduced on a keyboard, and guitar players use all sort of techniques such as palm muting, scratching and sliding simply not available on a keyboard. Strum GS-2 now does all of this for you!
Strum with MIDI loops
Use the vast collection of recorded strumming patterns over the chords you play and find inspiration for your track. Drag and drop the loop to your host sequencer and make it perfect for you song.
The right voicings for the chords you know
Strum GS-2 chord library contains basic and extended chords available in open, movable, or drop voicings. Play the chords you know and Strum voices them automatically as a guitarist would.
Have you ever had the chance to create your own guitar? Strum GS-2 allows you to do just that by controlling every aspect in the making of your instrument.
Picks and fingers
Hand picking or playing an heavy riff? Use a pick that is rounded or sharp, stiff or soft. Dig into the strings or use a light touch, play near the bridge or towards the neck for an evolving tone.
String by string
Select material and natural decay for each string. Precise control of coupling and interactions at the bridge breath life into your tone with beating and organic envelopes.
Whether they are single coils or humbuckers, pickups are a fundamental part of the electric guitar sound. They shape the whole instrument’s response and their multiple configurations give tremendous tone flexibility.
The soundboard of a guitar radiates vibrations from the strings. Choose a body size to colour the sound with specific resonances and find the right character.
Mutes and scratches
As on a real guitar, strings interact with the players hands and frets. Fine tune your rhythm parts and rifs with palm muting, scratches, and hammer-ons.
AAS Strum GS-2 is the most faithful reproduction of any acoustic guitar you can put on your computer desktop.
Its performance features and the sound quality of its physical modeling far outstrip any sample-based guitar plug-in.
Strum presents itself as an extremely expressive and playable instrument.
Our test revealed very favorably the full sound and dynamic response of Strum.
What's exremely impressive is the multitude of chords the program recognize.
The modelled sound is remarkably realistic, and with care and practice fairly convincing strummed and arpeggiated rhythm parts can be achieved, as well as expressive solo lines.
Strum is entertaining and great fun to use, and a valid alternative to sample-based guitar emulations.
Strum’s models are as good as it gets, and its accurate articulation and sophisticated chord voicing make it an utterly convincing chord-melody instrument, an excellent solo voice, and an agile accompanist. I recommend it highly.
WINDOWS · MACOS · 64-bit §
AAX Native ·
Strum GS-2 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.
Mac minimum system requirements*
macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
Intel Core i5 (circa 2015), Apple M1 processor or later
PC minimum system requirements*
Windows 10 64‑bit or later
Intel Core i5 (circa 2015) processor or later
*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Cakewalk, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).
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
All AAS instruments use a proprietary copy protection based on a challenge/response mechanism.
Can I re-authorize Strum GS-2 if I upgrade or change my computer, or have a computer crash?
The license agreement for Strum GS-2 allows authorization on up to two computers which belong to you. You might need, however, more than two authorizations if for example, you get a new computer or change some piece of hardware such as the hard drive. In these situations, it won't be a problem to obtain additional authorizations.
With your product serial number, you will be able to generate two different authorizations every 90 days directly from our website. Beyond that threshold, you will have to provide an explanation of why you need an additionnal authorization.
Do you offer educational pricing?
We do offer educational discounts on our products to students and teachers. Site licenses, representing a substantial savings on the regular price of the products, are also available to educational institutions. For more information on educational pricing or to order please contact sales by email or phone.
What’s included with my purchase?
Links to the Windows and macOS installers (less than 86 MB)
License for two computer installations (e.g. a laptop and desktop)
Standalone application (runs without a plug-in host)
VST and AAX Native plug-ins for Windows
AU, VST, and AAX Native plug-ins for macOS
Are upgrade paths available for Strum GS-2?
Yes, all the upgrade options are available from your Offers page—the Upgrade button below will take you there.