Virtual electric guitar coming from AAS

Strum Electric is the sister product to Strum Acoustic.
Strum Electric is the sister product to Strum Acoustic.

Applied Acoustics Systems has revealed that it'll be launching an electric version of its Strum Acoustic GS-1 plug-in at the 2009 Winter NAMM Show.

Full details are yet to be published, but AAS has confirmed that Strum Electric GS-1 will offer the same strumming and chord detection engines as its acoustic sibling, and will be playable from a MIDI keyboard.

However, the body has been replaced with pickups, and what's described as a "flexible guitar rig" has also been added to the package. This will enable you to shape your tone, presumably.

We'll bring you full details of Strum Electric GS-1 as they're released. These are also likely to be posted on the Applied Acoustics Systems website.

Ben Rogerson

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