Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the official release of String Studio VS-3—an all-new version of its string oscillator synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows.
String Studio VS-3 is a synthesizer in which a collection of unique string oscillators replaces the traditional VCOs, DCOs, and operators as the main sound source. Consisting of picks, bows, and hammers interacting with a modelled string, these oscillators offer a special blend of modern and creative synthesis. AAS says that, augmented with a soundboard, classic filters, an envelope generator, a LFO, and studio-quality effects, String Studio VS-3 proposes a brand-new path in the quest for tone.
Eric Thibeault, product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems, told us, "This new version is all about adding new dimensions to the distinctive sonic signature of String Studio. String Studio VS-3 is now multimbral. Combining two independent String Studio synthesis engines opens up a whole new world in terms of content. We've also added per-layer modulators that allow sound designers to make sound variations an integral part of the design process. Most importantly, a huge effort has been put into the factory library to exploit all these new possibilities. Each and every sounds has been fine-tuned to provide a consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling MIDI-controlled sound transformation assignments. We’re confident that you’ll love this new iteration of String Studio."
The String Studio VS-3 plug-ins run on both Windows and Mac OS X in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native, and NKS formats.
Pricing and Availability:
50% Off Introductory Pricing
String Studio VS-3 is available now at a suggested retail price of US$199. Upgrades for String Studio VS-1 and VS-2 registered users are priced at $79. Until January 21, 2019, everything String Studio VS-3 is offered with an introductory discount of 50% and include the newly released String Theory sound pack by sound designer Adam Pietruszko—an extra US$39 value. Introductory prices are as follows:
– The String Studio VS-3 plug-in US$99
– The String Studio VS-3 +PACKS bundle US$149
– The String Studio VS-3 Upgrade +STRING THEORY for String Studio VS-1 and VS-2 users US$39
– All String Studio VS-3 sound packs US$19
String Studio VS-3 +PACKS bundles the String Studio VS-3 plug-in, the new String Theory sound pack, and seven (7) additional sound packs.
For the time of the promotion, the String Studio VS-3 Upgrade for String Studio VS-1 and String Studio VS-2 users includes the new String Theory sound pack.
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