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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.

Mix and match

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.

Melodies and beats

Chromaphone's sound library includes a wide range of expressive and responsive instruments that span from warm and mellow pitched percussions for melodies to punchy one-shots and kits for rhythm tracks. 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. Membranes are used for drum skins, combined with a tube they make bass drums, snares, congas and bongos.

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.

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.

Together ensemble

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.

Resonator module

Chromaphone lets you create pairs of acoustic resonators from string, beam, marimba, plate, membrane as well as open and closed tube objects. There is also a manual mode that let you pick your own partials for super specific applications. The Material, Tone, and Decay controls—which together shape the actual tone of the resonators by working on the amplitude and decay of the partials—yield a rich palette of sonorities. With just a few parameter tweaks, go from wood to metal to glass and completely change the nature of the instrument you are crafting.

 

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 screen resolution
  • Built-in audio interface
  • Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

Mac compatibility

  • VST 32-/64-bit, Audio Unit (see restrictions below), RTAS, and AAX Native (Pro Tools 11 or later) plug-in hosts
  • Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

Mac Audio Unit (32-/64‑bit) compatibility

  • Apple Garageband 1.1 or later
  • Apple Logic 7.1 or later
  • Ableton Live 8 or later
  • Audiofile Engineering Rax
  • MOTU Digital Performer 6 or later
  • Cockos Reaper 3.1 or later

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows XP SP3 32-bit or Vista, 7, or 8 32‑/64‑bit
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 screen resolution
  • Windows-compatible audio interface
  • Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

PC compatibility

  • VST 32-/64-bit, RTAS, and AAX Native (Pro Tools 11 or later) plug‑in hosts
  • ASIO and DirectSound audio drivers

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).

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AAS Chromaphone 2 - eDelivery

  • Brand: AAS
  • Product Code: AAS Chromaphone 2
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  • $219.00
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