Chapter 1 : Performance Controls
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.
Discover how Guitar Mode works using the automatic chords function with Auto Strum enabled.
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.
Learn how to create, export, and manage MIDI files so that they are mapped across the Loop Keys.
Chapter 2 : Controlling the Sound
Explore the controls used to model the vertical and horizontal vibrational motion of the individual guitar strings.
See how the stiffness, dampening, positioning, and timing of the pick striking the string are controlled.
Hear how these Edit Page modules control the modelling of these specific articulations.
Explore the modeling of acoustic guitar body and air cavity qualities, and electric guitar pickup settings.
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.
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!
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