String Studio VS-1 - String Modeling Synthesizer

The String is the Thing

The String Studio synthesizer swaps the traditional oscillator, filter, and envelope pattern for real-life string instrument components. At the core of String Studio lies a new cutting edge string model interacting with picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards. Through this direct approach, String Studio delivers stunning guitars, basses, harps, clavinets, bowed instruments, percussions as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warmth, naturalness, and density of real-life with unique and innovative timbres from yet unheard instruments.

The Unmistakable Feeling of Playing a Real Instrument

Once again, AAS brings you the state-of-the-art in physical modeling for unmatched sound quality and realism. Instead of relying on samples and wavetables, String Studio generates sound on the fly using an accurate model of the components and interactions involved in string instruments. This elaborate synthesis engine responds dynamically depending on your performance and how it is already vibrating, producing sound that is always unique to the moment. As a result of its nature, String Studio captures the richness and diversity of acoustic textures and reproduces the quirks, subtleties, and responsiveness of real-life instruments. This is the key to providing you with vibrant sound as well as the presence and expressivity of a real instrument.

Physical Ergonomics

The String Studio interface is conveniently laid out around components of a string instrument and the controls are directly related to their physical properties. With just a limited number of intuitive parameters, String Studio procures a remarkable range of sounds. Explore the extensive collection of warm and organic sounds included with String Studio or tweak and create exquisite textures simply not possible with other synthesizers.

Live Extras

Finally, String Studio offers premium performance features, including keyboard modes, portamento, vibrato and legato functions as well as a programmable pattern arpeggiator. For optimal controller integration, String Studio features a complete set of MIDI features; easy-to-use ‘MIDI Learn’ function for user defined MIDI maps, min/max parameter range settings, MIDI program change and automation. A high quality effect rack, featuring distortion, chorus, delay and reverb completes the package.

String Studio Highlights

- Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
- Top quality preset library
- Real time calculation of sound - no samples
- 32bit floating point internal processing
- Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz
- Integrated audio recorder to capture performance on the fly
- Integrated browser and locate function for easy navigation and organization of presets
- Import/Export functions for easy sharing of presets
- Unlimited undo/redo capability
- Standalone operation - no host application required
- Standard plugin formats support
- Full audio and MIDI hardware support
- Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports
- MIDI automation and program change support
- User defined MIDI maps with MIDI Learn
- High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay and reverb
- MIDI Clock, tap and host tempo synchronization
- Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection

System Requirements

Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP - Pentium III 800MHz - 128MB RAM - ASIO, MME - VST, DXi
Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 - G4 733MHz - 256MB RAM - CoreAudio - VST, AU, RTAS