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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.
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YOUR NEW SESSION GUITARIST

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.

WHAT’S NEW?

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.

  • 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!

PICK A GUITAR FROM YOUR COLLECTION

With more than 200 different acoustic and electric guitars—nylon, steel, single coil and humbucker fitted pickups, clean, crunchy, distorted—, 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.

  • Acoustic—63 presets

    • Dreadnought
    • Wide
    • Parlor
    • Soul Mood
    • Cold Friday
    • Clean Slate
    • Endless Nameless
    • Freedoms
    • Sunny California
    • R&B King
    • Flamenco
    • Winter Nylon
    • Warmest Nylon
    • Aramid
    • Lamento
    • Straight Nylon
    • Dark and Fat Nylon
    • Nylon Soloist
    • LA Nylon
    • Hot Rio
    • Parlor Full
    • Parlor Bright
    • Parlor Smooth
    • Dreadnought Full
    • Dreadnought Bright
    • Dreadnought Smooth
    • Wide Full
    • Wide Bright
    • Wide Smooth
    • Hollow Body
  • Acoustic Experimental—40 presets

    • Traditional Murts
    • Only Time
    • Blue Ridge
    • Smuitar
    • In To Wishing
    • Hammer Child
    • Fuitar
    • Chapper
    • Lower Broom
    • Prisma
    • Hanger
    • Eastern Snap
    • Awesome Thai
    • Gameland Arp
    • Urban Chaos
    • Bubble Bath
    • Buzzing Love
    • Oozing Mall
    • Eastern Water
    • Wahper
    • Plate Moos
    • Delaying Squeeker
    • Space Lay
    • Ghostly Drinks
    • String Flu
    • Fallen Rig
    • Distorted Feeder
    • Aggresive Distorter
    • Sweeping Wah Intro
    • Expectations
  • Electric Clean—80 presets

    • Smokey Club
    • Clean Stratty
    • Bright Snow
    • Strato King
    • Stratosphere
    • Strato Legend
    • Greenwitch
    • Blue Jazz
    • Clean Dreamer
    • Clean Jacky
    • Strat Pro Bright
    • Strat Pro Rhythm
    • Dry Fly
    • Jamaican Strum
    • No Tricks
    • Tell Her Now
    • Surf's Up
    • Sweet Jacky
    • Baycheck
    • Strat Vintage Rhythm
    • Strat Vintage Bright
    • Tele Vintage
    • Tele Pro
    • Lester Vintage
    • Lester 59
    • Lester Pro
    • Throated 1
    • Throated 2
    • Soft Muted
    • Rock FM
  • Electric Crunch—34 presets

    • Twangy Trem
    • PSL Rhythm
    • Scooped
    • PSL Crunch 1
    • PSL Crunch 2
    • Crunchy Gerry
    • Funk Screamer
    • Cola Crunch 1
    • Cola Crunch 2
    • Cola Crunch 3
    • Pentatonic Master
    • Super Dirt
    • Attitude
    • The Lowdown
    • Go-to Strat
    • California Grooves
    • Dark Side Of The Wall
    • Dream Wah Sweep
    • Talking Baby
    • Summer Chorus
    • Trem Crunch
    • Muddy Waters
    • Matcher
    • Cute Rip
    • Cracky Jacky
    • Phased Lady
    • Space Feedbacker
    • Notchy Rotor
    • A Little Talking
    • Lost In Translation
  • Electric Distortion—25 presets

    • PSL Pushed
    • PSL Lead
    • Invasion
    • Annihilation
    • Redrate
    • Bruut
    • Damage
    • Red Fuzzer
    • Rigger Feed
    • Fuzz Solo
    • Front Fire
    • Rock U
    • Ringer Feed
    • 90s Rock Solo
    • Face Melter 1
    • Face Melter 2
    • Face Melter 3
    • Overdrive
    • Power Code
    • Dirtbag Phase
    • Up In Flames
    • Baby Cries
    • Dist Wah Sweep
    • Rage x Machine
    • Red Whopper
  • Electric DI—11 presets

    • Strat Vintage Rhythm
    • Strat Vintage Bright
    • Strat Pro Rhythm
    • Strat Pro Bright
    • Tele Vintage
    • Tele Pro
    • Lester Vintage
    • Lester 59
    • Lester Pro
    • Mellow Mood
    • Mellow Groove
  • Acoustic MIDI loop packs—406 loops in 58 packs

    • Bluegrass Basics 120 bpm
    • Country Farm Jam 110 bpm
    • Country Funk 105 bpm
    • Country Pickin 120 bpm
    • Country Shuffle 100 bpm
    • Folk Arp 110 bpm
    • Folk Pop 120 bpm
    • Folk Rock 110 bpm
    • Folk Swing 101 bpm
    • Hip Hop 1 90 bpm
    • Hip Hop 2 85 bpm
    • Hip Hop 3 120 bpm
    • Jazz Bossa Nova 2 120 bpm
    • Jazz Bossa Nova 130 bpm
    • Jazz Swing 120 bpm
    • Latin 96 bpm
    • Pop 16th Strums 90 bpm
    • Pop Alternative 1 110 bpm
    • Pop Alternative 2 120 bpm
    • Pop Arp 1 100 bpm
    • Pop Arp 2 100 bpm
    • Pop Arp 3 115 bpm
    • Pop Arp 4 94 bpm
    • Pop Ballad 90 bpm
    • Pop Daisy 88 bpm
    • Pop Fast 130 bpm
    • Pop Fast Tap 130 bpm
    • Pop Flamingos 95 bpm
    • Pop Indie 1 90 bpm
    • Pop Indie 2 110 bpm
  • Electric MIDI loop packs—301 loops in 43 packs

    • Backstage Jam 80 bpm
    • Black Metal 1 220 bpm
    • Black Metal 2 220 bpm
    • Blues 82 bpm
    • Busy Funk 120 bpm
    • Chorus Mood 3-8 80 bpm
    • County Blues 6-8 74 bpm
    • Crunchy Gerry 92 bpm
    • Death Metal 1 220 bpm
    • Death Metal 2 220 bpm
    • Dirty Meal 95 bpm
    • Djent 1 180 bpm
    • Djent 2 180 bpm
    • Doom Metal 1 90 bpm
    • Doom Metal 2 90 bpm
    • Dreamer 120 bpm
    • Eclectic 110 bpm
    • Fast Light Rock 130 bpm
    • Ferdinand 130 bpm
    • Hard Rock Day 88 bpm
    • Heeyaa 115 bpm
    • Hip Hop Swing 87 bpm
    • House Funk 120 bpm
    • Kids TV Show Shuffle 70 bpm
    • Mellow Groove 12-8 110 bpm
    • Mellow Mood 12-8 82 bpm
    • Metal 1 160 bpm
    • Metal 2 160 bpm
    • Metal 3 Double-Time 145 bpm
    • RNB 69 bpm
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.

Strum on your keyboard

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

Articulation and expression

Slide and bend with the pitch wheel or aftertouch. Add vibrato with the modulation wheel. Natural hammer-ons and pull-offs when playing leads.

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.

Pickups
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.

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.

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

  • 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

The benefits of physical modeling

  • Sound manipulation at the source core
  • Presets load in a flash
  • Super smooth dynamics—no velocity layers!
  • Small memory footprint—less than 256 MB of RAM per instance
  • Installs in less than a minute—less than 32 MB on disk

What’s included with my purchase?

  • Links to the Windows and Mac OS X installers (less than 32.0 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)

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Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer APPLIED ACOUSTICS

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