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Strum GS Tutorial

AAS Strum GS-2 Explained®

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14 Videos | Length: 1hr 21min 40sec
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Chapter 1 : Performance Controls

  • Understanding the Interface 5:48

    Understanding the Interface

    Learn how the different components of this plug-in are organized and how the three playing styles respond to incoming MIDI notes.

  • Keyboard Mode 4:34

    Keyboard Mode

    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 Strum 5:59

    Automatic Chords & Auto Strum

    Discover how Guitar Mode works using the automatic chords function with Auto Strum enabled.

  • The Strumming Keys 7:55

    The Strumming Keys

    Hear how these notes are used to trigger various picking strokes and articulations guitarists play with their picking hand.

  • Chord Voicings 5:30

    Chord Voicings

    Explore the way the moveable, open, drop, and power chord voicing settings react to incoming MIDI chords that incorporate inversions.

  • Loop Mode 6:57

    Loop Mode

    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 Packs 6:00

    Creating Your Own Loop Packs

    Learn how to create, export, and manage MIDI files so that they are mapped across the Loop Keys.

Chapter 2 : Controlling the Sound

  • The String Module 6:24

    The String Module

    Explore the controls used to model the vertical and horizontal vibrational motion of the individual guitar strings.

  • The Pick Module 6:00

    The Pick Module

    See how the stiffness, dampening, positioning, and timing of the pick striking the string are controlled.

  • Hammer Ons, Mutes, & Palm Mutes 6:27

    Hammer Ons, Mutes, & Palm Mutes

    Hear how these Edit Page modules control the modelling of these specific articulations.

  • Body & Pickups 4:55

    Body & Pickups

    Explore the modeling of acoustic guitar body and air cavity qualities, and electric guitar pickup settings.

  • The Effects View 6:13

    The Effects View

    Discover the internal effects, amplifier, and signal flow controls available within Strum GS-2.

  • MIDI Control 4:18

    MIDI Control

    Learn how MIDI controllers are assigned and managed, and how to work with the stand alone version of Strum GS-2.

  • Managing Banks & Programs 4:40

    Managing Banks & Programs

    Learn how to save and manage custom banks and programs.

Product Overview


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!


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