Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of an all-new version of its Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer. Chromaphone is a synthesizer which uses acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. Chromaphone 2 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, a new drumhead resonator, and more. The factory library has been completely redesigned and includes signature presets by artist and sound designer Sean Divine, Thiago Pinheiro, Daniel Stawczyk, and Christian Laffitte.
AAS Chromaphone 2 is available now for $199. Until April 11, it is offered at the introductory price of $149. During this period, all purchases also include the new Synbiosis sound bank by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk, a $39 value. Chromaphone 2 requires OS X 10.7 or later and an AU, VST, RTAS, or AAX plugin host.