Understanding the Interface5:48
Learn how the different components of this plug-in are organized and how the three playing styles respond to incoming MIDI notes.
See how this mode enables you to play in chords manually without Strum GS attempting to voice the notes you play on the keyboard.
Automatic Chords & Auto Strum5:59
Discover how Guitar Mode works using the automatic chords function with Auto Strum enabled.
The Strumming Keys7:55
Hear how these notes are used to trigger various picking strokes and articulations guitarists play with their picking hand.
Explore the way the moveable, open, drop, and power chord voicing settings react to incoming MIDI chords that incorporate inversions.
Learn how to use preset the MIDI loops that ship with Strum GS-2 to trigger strumming key patterns in a variety of styles.
Creating Your Own Loop Packs6:00
Learn how to create, export, and manage MIDI files so that they are mapped across the Loop Keys.
Controlling the Sound
The String Module6:24
Explore the controls used to model the vertical and horizontal vibrational motion of the individual guitar strings.
The Pick Module6:00
See how the stiffness, dampening, positioning, and timing of the pick striking the string are controlled.
Hammer Ons, Mutes, & Palm Mutes6:27
Hear how these Edit Page modules control the modelling of these specific articulations.
Body & Pickups4:55
Explore the modeling of acoustic guitar body and air cavity qualities, and electric guitar pickup settings.
The Effects View6:13
Discover the internal effects, amplifier, and signal flow controls available within Strum GS-2.
Learn how MIDI controllers are assigned and managed, and how to work with the stand alone version of Strum GS-2.
Managing Banks & Programs4:40
Learn how to save and manage custom banks and programs.
In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!
Eli starts by explaining the performance controls. He shows you around the interface and then dives into Keyboard Mode, which plays in chords manually without Strum GS-2 attempting to voice the notes you play on the keyboard.
Next, he demonstrates how Guitar Mode works using automatic chords and the Auto Strum feature. After that, he explores the Strumming Keys, which trigger various picking strokes and articulations.
Eli now demonstrates the Chord Voicings, Loop Mode, how to use the preset MIDI loops that ship with Strum GS-2, and how to create your own Loop Packs.
Continuing on, you’ll learn about your options for controlling the sound. Eli reveals the String Module, which models the vertical and horizontal vibrational motion of the individual guitar strings, then moves to the Pick Module, which controls the stiffness, dampening, positioning, and timing of the pick striking the string.
The various Edit Page controls for hammer ons, mutes, and palm mutes, as well as models of the the guitar body, including air cavity qualities, and electric guitar pickup settings are then all explained.
Now Eli gives you a full description of the internal effects, amp models, and signal control parameters available within Strum GS-2, and wraps it up with an explanation on how MIDI controllers are assigned, how to work with the standalone version, and how to manage custom banks and programs.
If you have Strum GS-2, or you’re looking for a virtual solution to great sounding guitar tracks from your computer, watch “AAS Strum GS-2 Explained” today!
Submitted 2 months ago
From now, I will use Strum 2 efficiently. Very helpfull!
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One
Submitted 3 months ago
These videos present a quick overview of each function on Strum GS-2. They certainly provide a short-cut to understanding how this fantastic plug-in works.
Submitted 4 months ago
As usual Eli does a great job of explaining all the features of this software. So grateful for this.
Submitted 9 months ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
I didn't even have to read any of the documentation and was able to customize the settings rather quickly.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, FL Studio, Logic Pro
Submitted 1 year ago
Sehr viele praxisnahe Videos aus vielen Bereichen
Dieses Sammelbecken von Informationen bringt alles, was ich brauche
I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 2 years ago
As always Eli explains and demonstrates with lots of examples every aspect of this brilliant plugin.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 2 years ago
Eli does it agian!
There are mainly two ways of making a tutorial. One is "I go through and explain the manaul for you so you don't have to read it yourself" and "This is how you can apply this instrument/plugin creatively". The tut for Strum 2 are more on the "go through the manual" side, but also has a few nice tips on how to apply the instrument in a composition. If I have understood right mr. Krantzberg is a drummer. His approach to the guitar virtual instrument is somewhat influenced by that. Which is fine as a guitar can act as a percussive instrument. Most of the video is within the percussive/rythm genre, while thing like soloing and power chords are not heavily focused. I guess the video aims at non guitar players. More advanced guitar players, that for some reason want to use a guitar VI, will perhaps miss some more advanced use of the VI. Thus making Strum 2 sound like real guitar playing is a little bit missed. There is however something about Eli Krantzbergs way of making a tutorial. After watching dozens of his videos I am still surprised by the quality of the pedagogical structure in his videos. The voiceover is also, as always, excellent. All in all I think you will get much more out of Strum 2 if you watch this tut, or it will at least save you several hours trying things out for yourself. If you are an owner of Strum 2 I strongly recommened it. If you do not own Strum and considder buying it, I would also have a look at Ample Sound if I were you. Strum is more "many things in the same box" while Ample Sound is IMHO closer to the sound and style of a real guitar.
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 2 years ago
Stellar Instruction of Strum GS-2
I feel it's long overdue, to say that Eli Krantzberg rules! I own several tutorials taught by Eli, and he is my favorite instructor at Groove 3. For me, Strum was complex. But Eli guides the user from the basics to uncovering all the layers and goodies of untapped potential with this guitar plug-in. And in the usual Eli style, the tutorial is well-organized and easy to understand. Also, Eli's vocal delivery is spot on, with just the right rhythm,cadence and enunciation. Some instructors speak far too rapidly and swallow or garble their words, which thoroughly annoys and frustrates me. Eli's laser focus is not to be taken for granted either. He guides your eye to where it needs to be to learn the function or feature he speaking of. I highly recommend, not only this tutorial, but any tutorial taught by Eli Krantzberg.
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 2 years ago
AAS - STRUM
I have used STRUM since it was available - from time to time. I was not aware of the sophistication and depth of capabilities were available, as I used it as a sound source for certain compositions from time to time only. This really has opened my eyes of what we have here and I will spend some times to use and explore those extraordinary options and facilities. I am a fan of Eli Krantzberg and his crisp extensive presentations. Great understanding and fabulous pace of not only the software but the musical applications that are possible.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer
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