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Transmutation—Michel Basque sound pack for Chromaphone 3 and AAS Player




NEW Transmutation – $19 ★ 50% OFF

AAS newcomer Michel Basque presents Transmutation—a 101-preset sound collection for Chromaphone 3. Basque approaches sounds as instruments by themselves with great attention to details, playability, and balance. Real instruments are evoked with fresh creative twists—crystalline mallets and bells, futuristic neo-classical keys, exotic and hybrid acoustic strings, filmic guitars, and gritty mutant pads abound.

From all times and places—exotic, traditional, electronic—this miscellanea balances real and surreal textures with a strong lively quality that captures the prominent essence of Chromaphone 3. While ideal for cinematic climaxes or otherworldly soundscapes productions, more conventional creations benefit from a very organic boost of intensity and emotion. Transmutation sonically reflects on a world in the throes of profound changes, a rapidly mutating ecosystem transforming us all.

Pricing and Availability

The Transmutation sound pack for Chromaphone 3 and AAS Player is available at the special introductory price of only $19—a $20 discount—until March 9, 2021.

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Applied Releases the Chromaphone 3



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Chromaphone 3 Acoustic Object Synthesizer

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Chromaphone 3 acoustic object synthesizer plug-in. Chromaphone strikes in full dynamics with acoustic sharpness and precision.

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Applied Acoustics Systems announces the official release of Chromaphone 3 — an all-new version of its acoustic object synthesizer for macOS and Windows. Chromaphone 3 is a two-voice eight-physically-modeled-acoustic-resonator synthesizer with advanced editing capabilities that produce a delightful mixture of real-life presence and distinctive timbres that can’t be found anywhere else.

Chromaphone 3 ships with 1000+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art acoustic object synthesis.

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Chromaphone 3 proudly showcases eight physically modeled acoustic resonators. Mix and match strings, plates, drumheads, membranes, beams, bars, and tubes to reproduce real-life instruments or create original ones. At the turn of a few knobs, become an instrument maker, shaping metal, carving wood, and stretching skins.

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Chromaphone 3’s New Features

  • Home view—the Home view presents a distraction free and laid-back browsing and tweaking experience.
  • Two-Voice Multitimbral—Two independent timbres—stacked or split—create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds.
  • Macros—Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real-time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
  • Browser—The brand-new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the right sounds thanks to the Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creators views.
  • Factory Library—Chromaphone 3’s factory library contains 421 never heard before sounds as well as refined versions of the 670+ Chromaphone 2 presets.
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Adding depth and dimension was the name of the game for this next iteration of our favorite synthesizer,” says Eric Thibeault, product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems. “Chromaphone 3 is now bi timbral. “

The Chromaphone 3 plug-ins run on both Windows and macOS in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native, and NKS formats.

About Applied Acoustics Systems

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) was founded in 1998 and is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a privately-held company, it specializes in software-based synthesis tools for professional musicians and sound designers. Since releasing Tassman, the first virtual instrument based on physical modeling, AAS has come to be recognized as the industry leader in this exciting new field of synthesis.

Pricing and Availability

Chromaphone 3 is available now at a suggested retail price of US$199. The upgrade for Chromaphone 1 and 2 registered users is priced at $79.

Special Introductory Pricing: Until November 20, 2020, everything Chromaphone 3 is offered at special introductory pricing—as follows:

  • Chromaphone 3 plug-in US$99 (50% off)
  • Chromaphone 3 +PACKS synth and sound packs bundle US$189 (50% off)
  • Chromaphone 3 Upgrade for Chromaphone 1 and 2 users US$39 (50% off)
  • All Chromaphone 3 sound packs US$19 (50% off)

Chromaphone 3 +PACKS bundles the Chromaphone 3 plug-in and 14 additional sound packs.

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Applied Acoustics Systems Updates Chromaphone 2 v2.2.2



Applied Acoustics Systems Updates Chromaphone 2 v2.2.2

Applied Acoustics Systems Updates Chromaphone 2 v2.2.2

Chromaphone 2 is a synthesizer which uses acoustic resonators to create drum, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. Drumheads, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes are combined into pairs and played by a configurable mallet and a flexible noise source. A proprietary coupling technology, which models precisely how vibrating objects interact and influence each other, captures key acoustic behaviours of musical instruments, resulting in a library of truly expressive instruments in a vast range of sonic colours.

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Chromaphone 2 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, a new drumhead resonator, and more. The factory library has been completely redesigned and includes presets by artists and sound designers Sean Divine, Thiago Pinheiro, Daniel Stawczyk, and Christian Laffitte.

Chromaphone 2 v2.2.2 Version

* Added support for GUI scaling in 64-bit DAWs.

* VST3 plug-in now works in Digital Performer 10.
* Improved default GUI size on Windows in DAWs with high-DPI support.
* Some popup menus could remain open when the plug-in window was closed.
* Fixed compressor bugs.

* This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
* This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.

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