Applied Acoustics Systems announces Chromaphone – Creative Percussion Synthesizer
MONTREAL, Quebec (MuseWire) – AAS announces Chromaphone, a brand new creative percussion synthesizer plug-in. According to the company newsletter, “We have designed a synthesizer that combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and synth-like instruments. At your fingertips are drum skins, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes that get sparked into life by a mallet and a flexible noise source.”
With Chromaphone, we introduce a novel coupling technology that models how vibrating objects interact. Resonators are not passive anymore, they now move and influence each other dynamically capturing key acoustic behaviours. The result is a library of vivid and expressive instruments with unmatched acoustic precision, sharpness, and real-life presence!
Chromaphone combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussions, string and synth-like instruments. Membranes, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes form pairs that get sparked into life by a mallet and a flexible noise source. The resonators’ material, tuning, and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors. Whether real, innovative, or with an ethnic touch, Chromaphone will fill your music with rich and organic tones.
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.
More information: http://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone/overview/ .