Applied Acoustics Systems was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Canada. It is a privately-held company, specializing in innovative audio products for Macs and PCs. Applied Acoustics Systems flagship product, the Tassman, a software-synthesizer program for amateur and professional musicians, as well as audio post-producers, is distributed worldwide through retail, direct and Internet sales.
The 100 presets of 30.8676 Hz flirt with the limits of your auditory abilities. Split in two, the Movements presets make heavy use of the arpeggiator for some ferocious thumping action while the Stills presets get you your dose of fat, snoring, and wobbly analog goodness.
Abstractions is a collection of 127 signature sounds covering standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique style and aesthetics. These finely crafted sounds include super precise percussion hits, unusual basses, thick pads, deep and animated arpeggiator loops, rich intricate ambient textures, and more.
Analog Essentials was created with the Ultra Analog VA-3 analog synthesizer. You can obviously play and edit the sounds in Ultra Analog VA-3, but you can also access and play them via the free AAS Player included with your Analog Essentials purchase.
Highly inspired by the work of Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre, Angelicals is a retro-futuristic flashback in progressive and experimental electronic music. The 101 presets, divided into Arpeggios, Bass, Effects, Leads, Loops, Pads, and Synth categories, provide everything you need to dive right into the dramatic tension and enigmatic realms of sci-fi and thriller sounds.
Seasoned Canadian musician Yves Frulla returns with Blue Rhythms paying tribute to the soulful sounds of the ’70s and capturing the grooves defined by legendary artists of that musical era with 12 playing styles, 87 guitar presets, and 84 strumming patterns playable with your own chord progressions. From Motown to Muscle Shoals, Blue Rhythms brings that expressive guitar vibe you need to instill groove and swagger to your next production.
Cardinals is sound designer and composer Simon Stockhausen's presentation of dualism in all sort of realms. You'll find dark and light, tonal and atonal, serenity and anxiety, and eastern and western scattered across the Achromatic and Chromatic Percussion, Danger Zone, Keys, Synths, Strings, Pads, Textures, and Scapes categories. The 109 presets encapsulate their own enclosed universe for many hours of exploration.
Chromaphone 2 is packed with more than 650 presets from the best sound designers. Instruments span from warm and mellow pitched percussions for melodies to punchy one-shots and kits for rhythm tracks. Twisted, they generate unique textures and soundscapes that will move any film score. Whether real, other-wordly, or with an ethnic touch, Chromaphone will fill your music with rich and organic tones.
Cinémathèque was created with the Ultra Analog VA-3 analog synthesizer. You can obviously play and edit the sounds in Ultra Analog VA-3, but you can also access and play them via the free AAS Player included with your Cinémathèque purchase.
Daniel Stawczyk dropped Digital Sins and everything stopped. We found ourselves enthralled in an altered universe where Chromaphone 2 acted as a classic digital synthesizer. The 144 presets definitely gave us a retro-futuristic vibe.
After his Microsound Textures compendium, Richard Devine revisits Chromaphone in its second incarnation and presents an unsettling and opaque collection of new sounds. The 111 Epicycles presets adventurously delve into enigmatic and uncertain lands. Nine categories structure the series of patterns and textures: Soundscapes, Basses, Plucked Strings, Keys, Synths, Strings and Pads, Percussions, Arps, and Effects.
With Funky Cat, sound designer Niall McCallum transports Strum GS-2 to the golden era of funk—the foundational experiments in groove from the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, and The Meters.
With Harmonic Geometry, Richard Devine explores our string modeling synthesizer in all its facets. In his distinctive style, he brings us elaborate timbral perspectives and intricate textural spaces using the many shapes and forms of String Studio VS-3.
The Journeys sound pack is master sound designer Gregory Simpson's endeavor on sounds that evoke the essence of other times, places, or cultures. Indeed, this collection will get you traveling from the ancient centuries to modern times, from Asia to Africa, and everything in between. All that with the intrinsic acoustic quality of String Studio as your passport.
You can never have too many kicks and snares! Resident sound designer Adam Pietruszko signs off on an expertly crafted and clever collection of punchy bass drum and cut-through snare presets in this new sound pack for Ultra Analog VA-3.