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Acoustic Object Synthesizer and Sound Packs

This bundle includes additional content packs from the AAS library, as listed below.

Chromaphone 2 is a synthesizer which uses acoustic resonators to create drums, 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 colors.

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 signature presets by artist and sound designer Sean Divine, Thiago Pinheiro, Daniel Stawczyk, and Christian Laffitte.

There is nothing quite like Chromaphone with its mix of acoustic modeling and synth-like features. Its sonic palette is remarkable and it reproduces the feel and responsiveness of real-life acoustic instrument.

With this new version, Chromaphone now benefits from a a full multi-effect module and an arpeggiator which greatly expands its scope but most importantly we have reviewed every module in order to endow Chromaphone with a sharper response and make it even more responsive and expressive.

A key feature of Chromaphone is a brand-new coupling technology. The coupling refers to the exchange of acoustic energy which occurs in real life between interacting objects. Consider a string bridged to a wooden soundboard, both have their own behavior and characteristics, but when assembled together, they merge into a complex string instrument. In a similar way, a metal bar interacts with the air column from a tube in a vibraphone. Chromaphone is the first and only plug-in to provide control over the coupling of resonators. The result is vivid instruments with unmatched acoustic precision, sharpness and realism.


Highlights

  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
  • Top quality preset library
  • Real time calculation of sound samples
  • 32 bit floating point internal processing
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz
  • Easy sharing of presets
  • Unlimited undo/redo capability
  • Standard plugin formats support
  • MIDI program change support
  • High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay, and reverb
  • Host tempo synchronization
  • Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection

This Bundle Also Includes :

KitNetix

KitNetix is a macrophonic sound bank that zooms into an intricate new world.

The 128-preset collection crafted by renowned sound designer Martin Walker features drum kits made from exotic materials, percussion unleashed from reality, soundscapes from dark beginnings to glittering futures, hyper-detailed generative textures, and fantasy hybrid instruments that have never been heard before, including bells, chimes, keys, strings, and pads.

Cardinals

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.

Microsound Textures

Microsound Textures is all about precision, details, subtlety, and complexity.

Richard Devine’s idea was to use grain particles and tiny pulses to create rich and dense textures.

In addition, the collection includes a wide variety of surprising and mysterious instruments ranging from light and delicate to dark and atonal. The 128 sounds are divided into five categories: Percussion, Sound Effects, Keys and Synths, Pads and Strings, and Textures and Ambience.

Synbiosis

Synbiosis is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fifth volume in the Sound Bank Series, and his first for Chromaphone 2.

This 130-preset collection presents arpeggiators, basses, bells, keys, synths, and effects that truly exemplify what can be achieved when a sound designer works organically with a synthesizer. Wherever your destination, Synbiosis puts forward the perfect vehicle to explore the fundamental nature of Chromaphone 2.

Epicycles

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.

Cinematix

Long time Chromaphone user Christian Laffitte sends us his first contribution to the Sound Bank Series with the high impact Cinematix. Whether it’s epic scenes or fast-paced pursuits, with its strong emphasis on monumental hits and percussions, Cinematix is sure to fuel your next score.

Cinematix gathers 100 presets grouped into percussions, snares, toms, cymbals, chimes and bells, hits, strings and pads, effects, and arpeggiators.

Multiverse

Long time AAS contributor Thiago Pinheiro delivers the highly versatile Multiverse, his first contribution to the Sound Bank Series. The 100-preset collection packs otherworldly textures, unusual melodic and percussive elements as well as a range of dynamically rich instruments that are particularly well suited for cinematic soundtracks and sound design.

The synthesis expertise of acclaimed virtuoso and music technology pioneer Thiago Pinheiro is at your fingertips, with each patch overflowing with interactive possibilities and instantly useful combinations. From organic sounds to sci-fi scores, from abstract ambiences to cutting edge grooves, transitions and unique arpeggiators: surprise yourself with Multiverse’s full expression, responsiveness and sonic depth.

Digital Sins

Digital Sins forces Chromaphone 2's acoustic object algorithms into a non-acoustic synthesizer world. The collection presents bright and ultra sharp sounds reminiscent of the classic digital synthesizer's precision and presence. The 144 presets are categorized into basses, bells, keys, chords, synths, soundscapes, and effects.

System Requirements

PC Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows 7 32/64bit or later
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 70MB of free hard drive space
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

Download Demo Version

Demo Limitations:

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

Download Chromaphone Demo

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