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Manual

The Strum GS-2 manual in HTML and PDF format.

FAQ

Answers to some common questions.

Can Strum Acoustic GS‑1, Strum Electric GS‑1, and Strum GS‑2 be installed on the same computer? #

Absolutely, they are separate programs/plug-ins.

I’m still running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), which version of Strum GS‑2 do I need? #

The final compatible version of Strum GS‑2 with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is available below.

I’m still running a 32‑bit DAW or operating system, which version of Strum GS‑2 do I need? #

The final Strum GS‑2 version with 32-bit support is available below.

Latest installers

Links and version numbers of the current installers for macOS and Windows

macOS version history

  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.2 for macOS —LATEST #

    July 7, 2022

    Fixed in this update

    • VST3 could show the wrong version number in the Finder.
    • Fixed audible click when switching between some presets.
    • When working with VST3 parameter automation, some DAWs showed random characters in the parameter value.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.1 for macOS #

    May 20, 2021

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed possible crash on start with VST3 plug-in.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.0 for macOS #

    March 30, 2021

    Added in this update

    • Apple Silicon (M1) compatibility.
    • Dropped support for 32-bit DAWs.
    • Dropped support for Windows 7.
    • Dropped support for macOS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10.
    • Improved behaviour of Windows installer.

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed possible crash in Logic Pro when removing plug-in from track.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.3 for macOS #

    Jan. 6, 2021

    Fixed in this update

    • Strum GS-2 now works at a sample rate of 192kHz.
    • Delay knob in Vintage Chorus did not always work correctly at high sampling rates.
    • Peaking LED did not work in the level meter.
    • When a project was loaded in a DAW, the Save and Compare buttons would be enabled even if the preset had not been edited.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.2 for macOS #

    April 29, 2020

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed compressor bugs.
    • The Strum engine could stop working in some exceptional situations when loading custom loop packs.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.1 for macOS #

    Jan. 28, 2020

    Fixed in this update

    • Some popup menus could remain open when the plug-in window was closed.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.0 for macOS #

    Nov. 22, 2019

    Added in this update

    • Added support for GUI scaling in 64-bit DAWs.

    Fixed in this update

    • VST3 plug-in now works in Digital Performer 10.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.4 for macOS #

    April 23, 2019

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed rare crash on start when the first preset of the first bank had an incomplete loop pack.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.3 for macOS #

    Feb. 22, 2019

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed keyboard handling in some VST3 hosts.
    • Mitigation for compatibility problem with Universal Audio plug-ins in Logic X. Should prevent crashes until Universal Audio provides a fix.
    • Compare now works as expected when a new loop pack is loaded.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented adding MIDI links to some parameters.
    • Fixed minor NKS lightguide glitch in Komplete Kontrol.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.2 for macOS #

    May 15, 2018

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed problem with MIDI loop drag & drop.
    • Fixed NKS key lighting with Komplete Kontrol.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.1 for macOS #

    April 12, 2018

    Added in this update

    • Standalone application now automatically detects connected MIDI devices.
    • Added VST3 support.

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed MIDI pack sorting on macOS High Sierra (10.13).

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.3 for macOS #

    Sept. 21, 2017

    Added in this update

    • Save As dialog now suggests a new name automatically;

    Fixed in this update

    • Added macOS High Sierra (10.13) compatibility; dropped support for Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6;
    • Fixed effect parameter names displayed in Audio Units hosts.
    • Fixed regression that broke Live MIDI Loop Control feature.

    Notes

    • This installers can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installers is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.2 for macOS #

    Aug. 10, 2016

    Added in this update

    • Added NKS support.

    Notes

    • This installers can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installers is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
    • This is the final version compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.1 for macOS #

    May 10, 2016

    Fixed in this update

    • When plug-in GUI is closed and re-opened, it doesn't revert back to the "Play" pane automatically anymore;
    • Fixed buffer overflow in old MIDI code that caused crashes in LiveProfessor (and maybe occasionally in other DAWs);
    • Some notes were not played in very rare situations when the damper pedal was used;
    • Fixed open D add9 chord: it also had a 7th;
    • Fixed non-working MIDI loops at initialization when sample rate is not 44100 Hz;
    • Fixed small GUI glitches;
    • Fixed crash when trying to load a preset from the special "Trash" bank in the bank manager;
    • GUI sometimes crashed when creating a new bank.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.0 for macOS #

    June 4, 2015

    Added in this update

    • Added the electric guitar model;
    • Added 139 electric presets;
    • Added 301 electric loops in 43 packs;
    • Added Aftertouch Threshold to the MIDI panel;
    • Added parameter values entry via computer keyboard;
    • Added bank and program navigation via computer keyboard arrows;
    • Added retina display support for text; graphics are still low resolution;

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed Compare button;
    • Fixed editor window in Live and Reaper 32-bit;

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

  • Strum GS-2 v2.0.0 for macOS #

    March 17, 2015

    Added in this update

    • Initial release.

    Notes

    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

    Installer

Windows version history

  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.2 for Windows—LATEST #

    July 7, 2022

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed VST3 plug-in editor resize in Acoustica Mixcraft.
    • Fixed audible click when switching between some presets.
    • When working with VST3 parameter automation, some DAWs showed random characters in the parameter value.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.1 for Windows #

    May 20, 2021

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed possible crash on start with VST3 plug-in.
    • Fixed problems when running in Cakewalk.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.4.0 for Windows #

    March 30, 2021

    Added in this update

    • Apple Silicon (M1) compatibility.
    • Dropped support for 32-bit DAWs.
    • Dropped support for Windows 7.
    • Dropped support for macOS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10.
    • Improved behaviour of Windows installer.

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed possible crash in Logic Pro when removing plug-in from track.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.3 for Windows #

    Jan. 6, 2021

    Fixed in this update

    • Strum GS-2 now works at a sample rate of 192kHz.
    • Delay knob in Vintage Chorus did not always work correctly at high sampling rates.
    • Peaking LED did not work in the level meter.
    • When a project was loaded in a DAW, the Save and Compare buttons would be enabled even if the preset had not been edited.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.2 for Windows #

    April 29, 2020

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed compressor bugs.
    • The Strum engine could stop working in some exceptional situations when loading custom loop packs.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.1 for Windows #

    Jan. 28, 2020

    Fixed in this update

    • Some popup menus could remain open when the plug-in window was closed.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.3.0 for Windows #

    Nov. 22, 2019

    Added in this update

    • Added support for GUI scaling in 64-bit DAWs.

    Fixed in this update

    • Improved default GUI size on Windows in DAWs with high-DPI support.
    • VST3 plug-in now works in Digital Performer 10.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.4 for Windows #

    April 23, 2019

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed rare crash on start when the first preset of the first bank had an incomplete loop pack.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.3 for Windows #

    Feb. 22, 2019

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed keyboard handling in some VST3 hosts.
    • Fixed VST3 support in FL Studio on Windows.
    • Compare now works as expected when a new loop pack is loaded.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented adding MIDI links to some parameters.
    • Fixed minor NKS lightguide glitch in Komplete Kontrol.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.2 for Windows #

    May 15, 2018

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed problem with MIDI loop drag & drop.
    • Fixed NKS key lighting with Komplete Kontrol.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.2.1 for Windows #

    April 12, 2018

    Added in this update

    • Standalone application now automatically detects connected MIDI devices.
    • Added VST3 support.

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed crash in MAGIX Music Maker.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.3 for Windows #

    Sept. 21, 2017

    Added in this update

    • Save As dialog now suggests a new name automatically;

    Fixed in this update

    • Added macOS High Sierra (10.13) compatibility; dropped support for Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6;
    • Fixed effect parameter names displayed in Audio Units hosts.
    • Fixed regression that broke Live MIDI Loop Control feature.

    Notes

    • This installers can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installers is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.2 for Windows #

    Aug. 10, 2016

    Added in this update

    • Added NKS support.

    Notes

    • This installers can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installers is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.1 for Windows #

    May 10, 2016

    Fixed in this update

    • When plug-in GUI is closed and re-opened, it doesn't revert back to the "Play" pane automatically anymore;
    • Fixed buffer overflow in old MIDI code that caused crashes in LiveProfessor (and maybe occasionally in other DAWs);
    • Some notes were not played in very rare situations when the damper pedal was used;
    • Fixed open D add9 chord: it also had a 7th;
    • Fixed non-working MIDI loops at initialization when sample rate is not 44100 Hz;
    • Fixed small GUI glitches;
    • Fixed crash when trying to load a preset from the special "Trash" bank in the bank manager;
    • GUI sometimes crashed when creating a new bank.

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.1.0 for Windows #

    June 4, 2015

    Added in this update

    • Added the electric guitar model;
    • Added 139 electric presets;
    • Added 301 electric loops in 43 packs;
    • Added Aftertouch Threshold to the MIDI panel;
    • Added parameter values entry via computer keyboard;
    • Added bank and program navigation via computer keyboard arrows;

    Fixed in this update

    • Fixed Compare button;

    Notes

    • This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
  • Strum GS-2 v2.0.0 for Windows #

    March 17, 2015

    Added in this update

    • Initial release.

    Notes

    • This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

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