Applied Acoustic Systems has created an expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming, and Eli Krantzberg’s video tutorial series will show how to make Strum GS-2 your new 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.