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Tassman 4
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$349.00
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Sound Synthesis Studio

The Tassman is a modular sound synthesis studio based on Applied Acoustics Systems' award winning physical modeling technology. The Tassman offers a near infinite range of creative possibilities with a wide collection of synths ranging from highly realistic emulation of acoustic instruments, analog and FM synthesizers, loop processors to entirely unique hybrid creations simply not possible by any other means.

The Tassman is a tightly integrated environment comprising three interfaces: the Player, the Builder and the Browser. With the Tassman Player you are ready to play any of the synths included in the library. The automatically generated Player interface is inspired by classic analog hardware making it easy to tweak any of the existing factory presets to create and save your own custom sounds.

The Builder allows you to customize the way individual modules are connected within a synth, or even create your own instruments from the ground up, using an intuitive 'building block' approach. The Builder interface presents the patch associated with each synth in a way that is easy to understand and logical. A patch can easily be modified or created by dragging the color-coded building blocks from the bank of modules. Finally, the Browser is where you find and organize all the Tassman elements used in the Player and Builder: performances, synths, presets, modules, MIDI Links, imported patches and subpatches. The Browser Filters and Locate function make navigating and organizing Tassman elements a breeze.

From unrivaled recreations of analog and acoustic instruments, to wildly adventurous cinematic textures, the Tassman puts the shape of sound design in your hands.

Tassman 4 New Features

  • Performance Mode : Performances provide instant access to your sounds by combining a synth, a preset, effects and MIDI maps. For quick and easy access, you can organize performances by style, by type or even by venues.

  • Output Stage : The new Output Stage includes sync-to-host capability, tempo synced ping-pong delay, reverb and audio recorder. While providing instant control over playback and recording of your performances, the Output Stage also adds depth, warmth and dimension to any synth.

  • Expanded Library : New collection of synthesizers and effects created by top sound designers. Their focus has been on the creation of highly usable sounds for musicians and studio professionals.

  • Audio Input Processing : The Tassman can now be used as a real time audio effects processor! For instance, acoustic resonators can be used to add unique textures to your sound. Use it as an effect plugin with your favorite host application.

  • Improved Algorithms : Improved acoustic objects and generators that sound better than ever.

Tassman Highlights

  • Polyphonic modular synthesizer and sound design environment
  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
  • Huge synth and effect library - more than 50 synths and 1000 presets
  • Modules library for customizing or creating synths - effects, envelopes, filters, generators, inputs, outputs, MIDI, logic, mixers, resonators, selectors and sequencers.
  • Complete list of modules
  • Generators and resonators include acoustical objects - flute, mallets, organ, plectrum, beams, marimbas, membranes, plates, strings and tubes
  • User expandable module library - reuse, organize and simplify patch building
  • Unlimited modules per patch
  • Internal audio recorder to capture performances on the fly
  • Integrated browser, browser filters and locate function for easy navigation and organization of Tassman elements.
  • Triggered playback and record for perfect loops
  • Import/Export functions for easy sharing of synths and effects
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo capability
  • Drag and Drop capability between Tassman elements
  • Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz
  • 32bit floating point internal processing
  • Real time calculation of sound - no samples
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports and user defined MIDI maps
  • MIDI automation and program change support
  • Supports all standard plugin formats
  • Full audio and MIDI hardware support
  • Standalone operation - no host application required
  • Requirements

    PC Minimum System Requirements
    • Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit/64-bit
    • Intel Pentium III 1?GHz or equivalent processor
    • 512?MB of RAM
    • 70?MB of free hard drive space
    • 1024?x?768 screen resolution
    • Windows-compatible audio interface
    • Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
    PC Compatibility
    • VST and RTAS plug-in hosts
    • ASIO, WDM, DirectSound audio drivers
    Mac Minimum System Requirements
    • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
    • PowerPC G5 or Intel Core processor
    • 512?MB of RAM
    • 70?MB of free hard drive space
    • 1024?x?768 screen resolution
    • Built-in audio interface
    • Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard
    Mac Compatibility
    • VST, Audio Unit, RTAS (Pro Tools 7.0 or later) plug-in hosts
    • Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

    Sound Examples

    Pulse - Publicity (4.1MB MP3)
    GP Trois-Rivieres - Publicity (2.5MB MP3)
    Facteur de Risques - Theme - Television (1.8MB MP3)
    Mont Saint-Sauveur - Publicity (0.6MB MP3)
    Ma Vie en Cinemascope - Theme - Film (3.3MB MP3)
    Ma Vie en Cinemascope - Emeute a l'Asile - Film (1.8MB MP3)
    Ma Vie en Cinemascope - Statue de la Vierge - Film (1.5MB MP3)

    Composed by Jean-Sebastien Robitaille, except for Ma Vie en Cinemascope - Theme composed by Jean-Sebastien Robitaille and Jean Robitaille.

    Beats - Loops (3.1MB MP3)
    Drones - Loops (1.4MB MP3)
    Melodic - Loops (4.3MB MP3)
    From the loop sample CD Abstract World Fusion. By Jeff Rhodes of Perimeter Sound Arts.

    "Todd Milne handled the live side of the Abstract World Fusion loop CD content, but I had to go for the closest thing digitally. I didn't want to just use samples, and I didn't have to, Tassman offers a unique and high quality alternative, and is especially good at creating various percussive tones - world instruments with an emphasis on hand drums in this case." -Jeff Rhodes

    Electro Vibra + Rainy EP + Electro Bass (1:05 | 2.6MB MP3)
    This demo features Lounge Lizard's Electro Vibra and Rainy EP presets as well as Tassman's Electro Bass performance. Composed by Robert Voelk and mixed by Markus Reiter at Cyberfunk.

    FM vs Analog + Tinefull FX (0:48 | 1.9MB MP3)
    This demo features Lounge Lizard's Tinefull FX preset as well as Tassman's FM vs Analog bass. Composed by Robert Voelk and mixed by Markus Reiter at Cyberfunk.

    Chameleon - Pop/Rock (20.8MB MP3)
    Monostique - Cinematic (1.7MB MP3)
    Performed and arranged by Philippe Drogis

    Juan Solo meets Dr. Lizard - Electronica (15.0MB MP3)
    Mike Shannon and Juan Self featuring Tassman and Lounge Lizard EP-2

    Steve's Scape - Cinematic (2.1MB MP3)
    Composed by Steve Tavaglione

    Funky Vocoder - Electronica (1.0MB MP3)
    Composed by Deadbeat (aka Scott Monteith)


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    Demo Limitations:

  • Save functions have been disabled.
  • Import/Export functions have been disabled.
  • Sound is interrupted every few seconds.
  • The Demo must be restarted after 20 minutes.


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