Applied Acoustics Systems - Tassman 4.1

Making Music

This Windows and Mac OS X Technology Update brings support for the new Intel-based Mac systems, includes brand new Pro Tools RTAS plug-ins for both Windows and Mac OS X, a handful of new features and several bug fixes.

The Technology Update applies to the Professional and Session Series instruments below:
Professional Series

* Tassman 4
* Lounge Lizard EP-3
* Ultra Analog VA-1
* String Studio VS-1

Sesion Series

* Lounge Lizard Session
* Ultra Analog Session

Included in the Technology Update

* Intel-based Mac systems support—Universal Binary
* New RTAS plug-ins for both Windows and Mac OS X
* New total recall of 128-program bank in any host sequencer
Except Tassman
* Full MIDI Program Change support
Except Tassman
* MIDI Pitch Bend and Channel Pressure (mono aftertouch) messages support in MIDI Links
Except Tassman
* Redesigned Edit MIDI Links dialog
Except Tassman
* Omni MIDI channel
* New restore factory preset library command
* New Chord mode in arpeggiator
Ultra Analog VA-1 and String Studio VS-1 only
* Improved Latch mode in arpeggiator
Ultra Analog VA-1 and String Studio VS-1 only
* Bug fixes

The Technology Update for each product is available now from the AAS Online Store for $29. Modeling Collection users can update all their Professional Series instruments for $49.

The Tassman is a modular sound synthesis studio based on Applied Acoustics Systems' award winning physical modeling technology. The Tassman offers a near infinite range of creative possibilities with a wide collection of synths ranging from highly realistic emulation of acoustic instruments, analog and FM synthesizers, loop processors to entirely unique hybrid creations simply not possible by any other means.

The Tassman is a tightly integrated environment comprising three interfaces: the Player, the Builder and the Browser. With the Tassman Player you are ready to play any of the synths included in the library. The automatically generated Player interface is inspired by classic analog hardware making it easy to tweak any of the existing factory presets to create and save your own custom sounds.

The Builder allows you to customize the way individual modules are connected within a synth, or even create your own instruments from the ground up, using an intuitive 'building block' approach. The Builder interface presents the patch associated with each synth in a way that is easy to understand and logical. A patch can easily be modified or created by dragging the color-coded building blocks from the bank of modules. Finally, the Browser is where you find and organize all the Tassman elements used in the Player and Builder: performances, synths, presets, modules, MIDI Links, imported patches and subpatches. The Browser Filters and Locate function make navigating and organizing Tassman elements a breeze.

From unrivaled recreations of analog and acoustic instruments, to wildly adventurous cinematic textures, the Tassman puts the shape of sound design in your hands.

Price: 349 dollar