AAS Chrompahone 2



AAS Chromaphone 2 (Download)

AAS Chromaphone 2 (Download)

Percussion Synthesizer VST

£149.00 £139.00

Resounding hits



Chromaphone strikes in full dynamics with acoustic sharpness and precision.



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What’s new?


AAS have brought Chromaphone to a whole new level—it is now an incredibly versatile instrument.




Factory library


The completely renewed factory library has well over 600 production-ready sounds classified for fast and intuitive exploration.







The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth’s parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.




Drumhead resonator


This new model reproduces precisely how a real drumhead vibrates resulting in super realistic and responsive drums and percussions.





Streamlined interface


Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Chromaphone 2 into three panels: Play presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits; Edit lets you tweak and create your sound; while FX supplies equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors for a final sheen.




Envelope mode


The envelope generator for the noise source is now equipped with an AHD mode for carving precise one-shots.





Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files


Chromaphone 2 now supports the Scala scale file format for microtonal music making.





Noise filter bank


The noise source spectrum can now be tailored with a 10-band filter bank for fine control of the tone.



Low-cut filter


Resonators have been complemented with a low-cut filter to control the clarity of an instrument response.





Add motion and give a new perspective to sounds with the new built-in arpeggiator module.





Overhauled effects


Reinvigorated and polished, Chromaphone 2’s multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!





Backward compatible with Chromaphone 1 presets


Simply copy your banks from Chromaphone 1 in Chromaphone 2‘s bank folder to convert them.






Melodies, beats, and crazy soundscapes


Chromaphone uses acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. They get sparked into life by a mallet and a flexible noise generator.


Chromaphone Play


The Play panel presents effect shortcuts and performance parameters as well as the genuinely apt arpeggiator.

Chromaphone Edit


The Edit panel combines acoustic modelling and classic synth controls

Chromaphone Effects


The Effects panel hosts the equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb modules.





Chromaphone 2 is packed with more than 650 presets from the best sound designers.

Instruments span from warm and mellow pitched percussions for melodies to punchy one-shots and kits for rhythm tracks. Twisted, they generate unique textures and soundscapes that will move any film score. Whether real, other-wordly, or with an ethnic touch, Chromaphone will fill your music with rich and organic tones.






Modeling based synthesis gives you access to all source and resonator parameters. Customize instruments to perfectly fit your project or follow your inspiration and build entirely new ones for really creative and innovative sound design.





Chromaphone 2 ships with premium performance features: unison, vibrato, and a complete set of MIDI features. And for even more action, Chromaphone provides a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to the high quality effects.






The Effects panel wraps up Chromaphone 2 as an all-inclusive package with awesome polishing tools.




Everything you need from start to finish


With more than 650 presets spread into 19 categories, Chromaphone 2 packs everything you need to create all the parts of your productions.



Mallets—49 presets

  • Fairmount Marimba
  • Markemeer Marimba
  • Soft Marimba


  • Airy Marimba
  • Tricky Marimba
  • Bouncy Marimba
  • Live Vibes
  • Royal Vibe
  • French Vibe
  • Kiss & Run Vibe
  • Rubber Mallet Xylo
  • 49 total…

Percussions—72 presets

  • Snappy Percs 1–2
  • Arabian Perc
  • Brush Tam
  • Bongo High
  • Bongo Low 1–2
  • Multi-Bongo
  • Tama Tama
  • Davul
  • Ground and Sun
  • Drum from a Lost Tribe
  • African Drum
  • 72 total…

Kicks—40 presets

  • OCD Kick 1–6
  • Léa's Kick
  • Clark Kick
  • Plain Bass Drum
  • Jazz Kick
  • Jazz O Kick
  • Kick Jazzet
  • Kick Day
  • Tambour Kick
  • Kick Medium
  • Graphic Kick
  • 40 total…

Snares—84 presets

  • Session Snare 1–3
  • Big Kit Snare
  • Big Kit Rimshot
  • Big Kit Electro Snare
  • Big Kit Electro Rimshot
  • Expressive Snare 1–3
  • Camembert Snare 1–4
  • Léa's Snare 1–3
  • Broue Snare
  • OCD Snare 1–7
  • Jam Snare
  • 84 total…

Toms—27 presets

  • Clark Tom High 1
  • Clark Tom Middle 1
  • Clark Tom Low 1
  • Clark Tom High 2
  • Clark Tom Middle 2
  • Clark Tom Low 2
  • Léa's High Tom
  • Léa's Middle Tom
  • Léa's Low Tom
  • High Tom Jazz
  • Med Tom Jazz
  • 27 total…

Hi-Hats—25 presets

  • Hi-Hat Trick 1–9
  • Big Kit Closed Hi-Hat
  • Big Kit Open Hi-Hat
  • Big Kit Open Hi-Hat (Gated)
  • Big Kit Pedal Hi-Hat
  • Big Kit Splashable Hi-Hat
  • Sharp Hi-Hat
  • Hi-Hat Basic
  • Hi-Hat Trax 1–3
  • Hi-Hat Foot
  • Hi-Hat Natural 1–2
  • 25 total…

Cymbals—27 presets

  • Big Kit Crash 1–3
  • Big Kit Splash
  • Big Kit Ride
  • Big Kit Ride (Velo Bell)
  • Short Ride
  • Rigid Ride
  • Dirty Ride
  • Small Gong Ride
  • Medium Gong Ride
  • Large Gong Ride
  • Cymbatic 1–6
  • 27 total…

Chromakits—25 presets

  • Snare Kit
  • Destructo Kit
  • Clap Kit Four
  • Clap Kit Two
  • Heavy Duty Kit 1–2
  • Electroacoustic Kit 1–4
  • Snare Plate Kit
  • Analog Kit 1
  • Analog Kit 2
  • Street Corner Kit
  • Street Corner Kit (Gated)
  • 25 total…







Creative drum kits


Chromaphone ships with ready-made creative kit patches where each note provides a new sound slightly different from the previous one. Over the entire keyboard range the sound morphs from bass drum to snare to hi-hat. Discover a mixture of electronic and acoustic qualities intertwined to form highly playable, addictive, and always fresh drum sounds.




One-shot revolution


One-shots are no longer limited to the velocity dimension. Chromaphone uses the entire keyboard range to modulate volume, mallet noise and stiffness, noise filter frequency and density, hit position, and coupling to open a whole world of expressive sounds—and that in a totally stepless fashion.









Direct access to FX shortcuts, performance settings, and the arpeggiator.



Chromaphone Playful





Chromaphone 2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; up-to-4-voice unison; and the flexible vibrato.






Ready, willing, and able, Chromaphone 2’s arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will spruce up any chord progressions into percolating melodies or pulsing sequences.







Mix and match


Chromaphone is an atelier for musicians and producers. At the turn of a few knobs, become an instrument maker, shaping metal, carving wood, and stretching skins. Craft and play expressive and responsive instruments that have a real-life presence.



Chromaphone Under The Hood




Instruments are created by combining acoustic resonators. A wooden bar makes a xylophone, turned metallic it becomes a glockenspiel. Adding a tube transforms it into a vibraphone or marimba. Plates shape up in bells and cymbals. A drumhead combined with a cylinder becomes a bass drum, snare, conga or bongo. Mix and match strings, plates, drumheads, membranes, beams, bars, and tubes to reproduce real-life instruments or create original ones.




The perfect stroke


Shape the attack with the Mallet module which provides the triggering impact. Use the Amplitude and Stiffness controls to craft different type of sticks, mallets, and beaters, and the Noise parameter to bring texture to the hit. All can be modulated by keyboard velocity and pitch to provide great playing dynamics.



Perfect couples


Chromaphone is the first synthesizer that takes into account the effect of coupling between resonators. Bringing together acoustic objects, for exemple the string and soundboard at the bridge of a guitar, changes the way each of them vibrates. A proprietary technology models precisely how objects interact and exchange energy thereby capturing key acoustic behaviours of musical instruments and resulting in sounds that have a real-life presence.




Get noisy


Sustain is provided by a flexible noise source. An envelope generator and filters provide tailored excitation to complement impacts from the mallet. A density parameter controls the rate at which noise samples interact with the resonators from random individual particule-like hits to a fully continuous flow. Loud or quiet, bursting or evolving, dense or porous, broadband or filtered, this noise source is the key to unusual and creative effects.






Bare naked—All suited up



You’ll love the pure raw sound of Chromaphone 2, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.


And you have a chock-full of them to choose from: compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb.



Chromaphone Bare Naked


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