Applied Acoustics Systems Strum GS-2

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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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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.



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!



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




Soul Mood

Cold Friday

Clean Slate

Endless Nameless


Sunny California

R&B King


Winter Nylon

Warmest Nylon



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


In To Wishing

Hammer Child



Lower Broom



Eastern Snap

Awesome Thai

Gameland Arp

Urban Chaos

Bubble Bath

Buzzing Love

Oozing Mall

Eastern Water


Plate Moos

Delaying Squeeker

Space Lay

Ghostly Drinks

String Flu

Fallen Rig

Distorted Feeder

Aggresive Distorter

Sweeping Wah Intro



Electric Clean—80 presets

Smokey Club

Clean S-type

Bright Snow

S-type King


S-type Legend


Blue Jazz

Clean Dreamer

Clean Jacky

S-type Pro Bright

S-type Pro Rhythm

Dry Fly

Jamaican Strum

No Tricks

Tell Her Now

Surf's Up

Sweet Jacky


S-type Vintage Rhythm

S-type Vintage Bright

T-type Vintage

T-type Pro

Lester Vintage

Lester 59

Lester Pro

Throated 1

Throated 2

Soft Muted

Rock FM


Electric Crunch—34 presets

Twangy Trem

PSL Rhythm


PSL Crunch 1

PSL Crunch 2

Crunchy Gerry

Funk Screamer

Cola Crunch 1

Cola Crunch 2

Cola Crunch 3

Pentatonic Master

Super Dirt


The Lowdown

Go-to S-type

California Grooves

Dark Side Of The Wall

Dream Wah Sweep

Talking Baby

Summer Chorus

Trem Crunch

Muddy Waters


Cute Rip

Cracky Jacky

Phased Lady

Space Feedbacker

Notchy Rotor

A Little Talking

Lost In Translation


Electric Distortion—25 presets

PSL Pushed

PSL Lead






Red Fuzzer

Rigger Feed

Fuzz Solo

Front Fire

Rock U

Ringer Feed

90s Rock Solo

Face Melter 1

Face Melter 2

Face Melter 3


Power Code

Dirtbag Phase

Up In Flames

Baby Cries

Dist Wah Sweep

Rage x Machine

Red Whopper

Electric DI—11 presets

S-type Vintage Rhythm

S-type Vintage Bright

S-type Pro Rhythm

S-type Pro Bright

T-type Vintage

T-type 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





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.


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.



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.


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.



Strum GS-2 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Ableton Live


Apple GarageBand


Apple Logic Pro


Apple MainStage


Avid Pro Tools


Bitwig Bitwig Studio


Cakewalk by BandLab


Cuckos Reaper


Image-Line FL Studio


MOTU Digital Performer


Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol


Native Instruments Maschine


Presonus Studio One


Propellerhead Reason


Steinberg Cubase

Strum GS-2 + PACKS

Whats included with my purchase?

Links to the Windows and Mac OS X installers (less than 88MB)

Serial number

License for two computer installations (e.g. a laptop anddesktop)

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)

Mac minimum system requirements*

Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Intel Core processor or later

512MB of RAM

70MB of free hard drive space

PC minimum system requirements*

Windows 7 32/64bit or later

Intel Core or equivalent processor

512MB of RAM

70MB of free hard drive space

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are forstandalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW softwarerequirements (Cakewalk, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro,etc.).

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