AAS String Studio VS-2




A new breed of synthesizer


String Studio VS-2 is a string modeling synthesizer plug-in that swaps the traditional oscillator sound source for a string.

With its picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards, it is a unique blend of acoustic modeling and regular synth-control features—you won’t believe how crazy you can go with a simple string.


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What’s new?


AAS have streamlined String Studio and brought it to a whole new level—
it will change your perspective on strings.




Factory library


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





Bank and program manager


String Studio VS-2’s new manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.




Sean Divine signature sounds


A collection of 50 inspiring signature presets by producer Sean Divine.





Backward compatible with VS-1 presets


Simply put your String Studio VS-1 exported presets in String Studio VS-2‘s bank folder to convert them.




Compressor and equalizer


These new additions are perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.





Overhauled effects


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





Streamlined interface


Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides String Studio VS-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.





Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files


String Studio VS-2 now supports the Scala scale file format for microtonal music making.





Native 64-­bit AU, VST, and AAX plug­-ins


String Studio VS-2 now runs in native 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.






The string is the thing


A string is a rich sound source at the heart of a multitude of musical instruments. It can be played with a pick or finger for plucked sounds, bowed and produce sustained sounds or hit for chord and percussive sounds.


String Studio Play


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

String Studio Edit


The Edit panel combines acoustic modelling and classic synth controls

String Studio Effects


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





String Studio is packed with more than 600 presets from the best sound designers.

Performers will be charmed by the acoustic feel and twist of arpeggiator, bass, lead, pad, key, and plucked sounds and find inspiration in the strange resonances, and unusual behaviors of its many ethnic instruments.

Sound designers and composers are in for a treat with organic soundscapes that literally become instruments and with growling, twisting and evolving emotion carrying ambiences that will move any film score.






String Studio combines innovative acoustic modelling parameters and classic synth features in a unique way. You will be inspired by the new sonic possibilities yet feel at ease with the familiar approach to sound design.





String Studio is packed with premium performance features: keyboard modes, unison, portamento, and a complete set of MIDI features. And for even more action, String Studio provides a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to the high quality effects.






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




Everything you need from start to finish


With more than 600 presets spread into 11 categories, String Studio VS-2 packs everything you need to create all the parts of your productions.





  • A Dark Dawn Kit
  • Crystal Guitar
  • Clavtwerk
  • Flashback
  • Saws III
  • Squares III
  • 124 total…



  • Contrebasse 1–2
  • Double Bass 1–3
  • I'm a Bass Fan 1–2
  • Nylon Bass
  • A Bass 1–3
  • Mute Bass
  • 46 total…


  • Drain Lead
  • Double Uprise
  • Beast 1–2
  • Sitar Guitar
  • Ballad Cheese Keys
  • Chords Bright
  • 61 total…


  • Alien Talking Small
  • Alien Talking Big
  • Randomized Soft
  • Ambient Delay
  • Ambient Drops
  • Always Bouncing
  • 37 total…

Signature –
Sean Divine

  • Beyond the Pines Arp
  • Take A Stand Arp
  • Slash-n-Grind Arp
  • Wave Racer Arp
  • Grand Case Arp
  • 50 total…


  • Concerto Guitar
  • Flamenco Nylon
  • Damped Comping
  • Real Chord Comp
  • Guitar New Nylon
  • Guitar Old Nylon
  • 76 total…


  • Cello
  • Arco Cello
  • Baroque Cello
  • Cello FX
  • Chamber Combo
  • Quartet
  • 34 total…


  • Air Pad 1–2
  • Phased
  • This Will Come True
  • Rise & Sheen
  • Smooth Bouncing
  • Longing Harmonium
  • 32 total…


  • Suspense Cue Keys
  • Tech Hol Down
  • Elastico Bassa
  • Drops of Inspiration
  • Super Interesting
  • Damper Mania 1–3
  • 58 total…

Signature –
Harm Visser

  • Harp Gliss
  • Guitar New Nylon
  • Guitar Old Nylon
  • Guitar Steel
  • Harp Soft and Warm
  • 25 total…

Plucked – Electric

  • Electric Jazz Guitar
  • Hushed Electric
  • Electric Nylon
  • Electric Guitar Comp
  • Fast Lead
  • High School Vintage
  • 46 total…


  • Pop-Rock Clavinet
  • Clean E-Clav
  • Chrismas Clavinet
  • Clavinet Clean
  • Clavinet Grignoteur
  • Trippy Clav
  • 77 total…


  • Ancient Twang
  • Zheng Like
  • Desert Queen
  • Arabian Nights
  • Auto Harp
  • Dobro Rez
  • 48 total…

Signature – Martin Walker

  • Ethnic Gliss
  • Intimate Acoustic
  • Chorus 12 String
  • Quartet
  • Melancholy
  • 16 total…







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



String Studio Playful





String Studio VS-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; poly- or monophonic with note priority keyboard modes; up-to-4-voice unison; glide and legato functions; and the flexible vibrato.






Ready, willing, and able, String Studio VS-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.







How crazy can you go with a string?


A unique blend of acoustic modelling and regular synth features.



String Studio Under The Hood




A string module lies at the heart of String Studio. Adjust the material to control its tone and how it vibrates. From nylon to steel, from short to long decaying sounds. Listen to it bare naked, through the distorted ear of a pickup or via the filter of a soundboard.






Use soft or steep low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, or formant filters to sculpt your sound. Animate their action with a rich LFO and snappy envelopes.





The exciter module is where you choose how the string is played. Select a pick for plucked sounds, play it with a bow for sustained sound or use a hammer for chords and percussive sounds.




Body shopping


The soundboard of a string instruments radiates vibrations from the strings. Choose a body type and size to colour the sound with specific resonances and add acoustic character.



Felt, quirks, and buzzes


As in a real instrument, strings interact with dampers, frets and fingers. This controls decays and dynamics breathing life into sound with natural noises, grain and warmth.








Bare naked—All suited up



You’ll love the pure raw sound of String Studio VS-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.



String Studio Bare Naked


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