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Applied Acoustics Systems Tassman 4 Sound Synthesis Studio
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The Tassman is a modular instrument and sound design environment based on physical modeling.
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Applied Acoustics Systems Tassman 4 Sound Synthesis Studio

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The Tassman is a modular instrument and sound design environment based on physical modeling. Whether you are new to the world of synths and sound design, or a seasoned industry professional, the Tassman offers virtually endless creative possibilities, in an intuitive, easy to use environment. From unrivaled recreations of analog and acoustic instruments, to wildly adventurous cinematic textures, the Tassman puts the shape of sound design in your hands. Far from being an emulation of any one vintage synthesizer, the Tassman is in fact an ever expanding collection of instruments and sound design tools, sure to provide inspiration for virtually any project.

Inspiration on Demand: Synths and Presets

The Tassman provides you with a collection of 50 pre-patched instruments, and over 1000 presets right out of the box. You' ll find all the classic analog and FM instrument emulations you'd expect in a modular synthesis solution, staggeringly realistic acoustic instruments including various drums and chromatic percussion, string instuments of all shapes and sizes, an electric piano, tonewheel and pipe based organs, and more, complete with the nuances and subtlties that would be simply unattainable with a sample based solution. Add to this instruments which allow you to import your own samples and utilize them as you would any of the other tone generators, and unique hybrid constructions which combine these various elements, and the possibilities are truely endless.

Standard Features

  • Core processing engine has been re-written from the ground up for greaterperformance and sound quality
  • Browser, Builder, and Player now integrated into a single window
  • Resizable window with horizontal and vertical scroll bars for easynavigation
  • Redesigned, colour coded Builder interface
  • 50 all new instruments covering the full range of analog, acoustic, andhybrid constructions, with over 1000 presets.
  • Integrated browser for drag and drop access to all neccessary toolsincluding instruments, sub-patches, presets, modules, and MIDI maps
  • MIDI Learn / Forget for all on-screen controls
  • Save multiple MIDI maps for each instrument
  • Support for aftertouch from keyboards with this functionality
  • Import and Export Instruments with all associated presets and sub-patchesas a single file for easy exchange with other users and archiving
  • Many new modules including new control elements, envelopes with modulationinput for each stage, 3 new sequencers, filters, FX, and much more

New in Version 4

  • Output Stage -  The new Output Stage includessync-to-host capability, tempo synced ping-pong delay, first-class reverbs,and an audio recorder. While providing instant control over the playback andrecording of your performances, the Output Stage also adds depth, warmth anddimension to any synth.
  • Performance Mode - Performances provide instant access toyour sounds by combining a synth, a preset, effects and MIDI maps. For quickand easy access, you can organize performances by style, by type or even byvenues.
  • Expanded Library - A fantastic new collection ofsynthesizers and effects created by top sound designers from ILIO and AAS.Their focus has been on the creation of highly usable sounds for musicians andstudio professionals that exploit the unique architecture of Tassman.
  • Audio Input Processing - The Tassman can now be used as areal time audio effects processor! For instance, acoustic resonators can beused to add unique textures to your sound. Use it as an effect plugin withyour favorite host application.
  • Improved Algorithms - Improved acoustic objects andgenerators that sound better than ever.

Tassman 4 Highlights

  • Polyphonic modular synthesizer and sound design environment
  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality
  • Huge synth and effect library - more than 50 synths and 1000 presets
  • Modules library for customizing or creating synths - effects, envelopes,filters, generators, inputs, outputs, MIDI, logic, mixers, resonators,selectors and sequencers.
  • Generators and resonators include acoustical objects - flute, mallets,organ, plectrum, beams, marimbas, membranes, plates, strings and tubes
  • User expandable module library - reuse, organize and simplify patchbuilding
  • Unlimited modules per patch
  • Internal audio recorder to capture performances on the fly
  • Integrated browser, browser filters and locate function for easynavigation and organization of Tassman elements.
  • Triggered playback and record for perfect loops
  • Import/Export functions for easy sharing of synths and effects
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo capability
  • Drag and Drop capability between Tassman elements
  • Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz
  • 32bit floating point internal processing
  • Real time calculation of sound - no samples
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports and user defined MIDI maps
  • MIDI automation and program change support
  • Supports all standard plugin formats
  • Full audio and MIDI hardware support
  • Standalone operation - no host application required

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