Applied Acoustics Systems has announced availability of Chromaphone 3, an update to the acoustic object synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

The physical modeling synthesizer now includes a new Home view, 2-voice multitimbral performance, a completely new factory library of 421 sounds, and lots more.

Chromaphone 3 is a two-voice synthesizer based on eight physically modeled acoustic resonators. This versatile instrument provides a delightful mixture of real-life presence and distinctive timbres that can’t be found anywhere else. Chromaphone 3 ships with 1000+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art acoustic object synthesis.

AAS Chromaphone 3 GUI

“Adding depth and dimension was the name of the game for this next iteration of our favorite synthesizer,” says Eric Thibeault, product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems.

“Chromaphone 3 is now bitimbral. Combining two independent Chromaphone synthesis engines opens up a whole new world in terms of content. We’ve also added per-layer macros that allow sound designers to make sound variations an integral part of the design process.

Our team of top sound designers has put together a brand new factory library which exploits these new possibilities. Additionally, each and every sound was fine-tuned to provide a consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling MIDI-controlled sound transformation assignments. We’re positive that you will now enjoy Chromaphone’s distinctive sonic signature even more.

Changes in Chromaphone 3

  • Home view: The Home view presents a distraction free and laid-back browsing and tweaking experience.
  • Two-Voice Multitimbral: Two independent timbres—stacked or split—create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds.
  • Macros: Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
  • Browser: The brand-new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the right sounds thanks to the Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creators views.
  • Factory Library: Chromaphone 3’s factory library contains 421 never heard before sounds as well as refined versions of the 670+ Chromaphone 2 presets.

Chromaphone 3 is available now at an introductory price of $99 USD until November 20th, 2020 (regular $199 USD). It comes in VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plugin formats. Exiting Chromaphone users can upgrade for $39 USD.

In celebration of the update, the Chromaphone 3 +PACKS bundle including all 14 expansion sound packs is now just $189 USD (regular $389 USD) and all sound packs for Chromaphone are $19 USD during the promotion (regular $39 USD).

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems