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Strum GS-2NEW

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Strum GS-2

Your new
session guitarist

Strum GS-2 is a plug-in for the production of guitar tracks. With an impressive collection of steel and nylon guitars, automatic chord recognition, sophisticated chord voicing, and integrated strumming and picking action, playing guitar on a keyboard has never been so easy.




§ What’s new? §

We’ve completely reinvented Strum GS-2—
You didn’t know you could play guitar so well.

  • NEW Guitar library

    A completely revised factory library with a collection of production-ready steel and nylon acoustic guitars.

  • NEW MIDI loop library

    An extensive set of strumming patterns in MIDI loop packs covering different techniques and musical styles.

  • NEW Modeling

    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.

  • NEW Limiter

    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 Mac OS X 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!

  • UPCOMING Electric guitar

    Strum GS-2 will soon boast an electric guitar and amplifier model—this addition will be delivered as a free of charge update.


§ Try Strum GS-2 now for free §

Fully functional. Less than 29.0 MB to download. Seconds to install.


Playing guitar on a keyboard
has never been easier

Creating a realistic guitar track from samples is a tough job. Guitar players voice chords their own way, strumming is not easily reproduced on a keyboard, and guitar players use all sort of techniques such as palm muting, scratches, and slides. Strum GS-2 now does all of this for you.

Pick a guitar from your collection

Strum GS-2 features nylon- and steel-string guitars of various sizes, prepped in pick- or finger-sounding colors. A versatile collection that covers a wide range of musical styles. Go from nylon to steel, from jumbo to concert, or from country rock to fingerstyle classical. more…

Strumming on your keyboard

Down and upstrokes, slides and bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs, palm muting, muffled strings, and arpeggios are all part of Strum GS-2's playing technique vocabulary. Performing them is simply a matter of using the strumming keys or MIDI loops. more…

Custom guitars

Pick, strings, body, and articulations—have full control on your guitar’s sound and response. more…

Effects

The Effects panel wraps up Strum GS-2 as an all-inclusive package with awesome polishing tools. more…


§ Everything you need from start to finish §

With more than 100 different acoustic guitars, from nylon to steel, from jumbo to concert, or from country rock to finger style classical—plus more that 400 MIDI loops covering many musical styles—Strum GS-2 packs everything you need to create awesome guitar parts.


§ Playful §

Direct access to FX shortcuts, playing style settings, and the MIDI loop player.

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.

Strum on your keyboard

Trigger down and upstrokes, scratches and mutes, or create picking patterns using the arpeggio keys.

Performance

Strum GS-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; flexible vibrato; and precise control over voicing and playing position on the fretboard.


§ Guitar craftsmanship §

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.

Body shopping

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.


§ Bare naked—All suited up §

You’ll love the pure raw sound of Strum GS-2, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.

And you have a chock-full of them to choose from: compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb.


§ Tutorial §

Learn more about Strum GS-2’s Keyboard, Guitar, and Loop modes


§ Buzzing Around §

The community has good things to say about Strum…


WINDOWS · MAC OS X · 32-/64-bit
§ VST · AU · RTAS · AAX Native · STANDALONE §

Strum GS-2 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows XP SP3 32-bit or Vista, 7, or 8 32‑/64‑bit
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).


Neat features


The benefits of physical modeling


§ Ready to buy? §

Select from among these options.

What type of copy protection does Strum GS-2 use?

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 Mac OS X installers (less than 29.0 MB)
  • Serial number
  • License for two computer installations (e.g. a laptop and desktop)
  • Standalone application (runs without a plug-in host)
  • VST, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-ins for Windows
  • AU, VST, RTAS, and AAX Native plug-ins for Mac OS X
  • Manual (PDF)