Applied Acoustics Systems has published a series of tutorial videos on its Chromaphone 2 acoustic object synthesizer instrument.

The videos offer an overview of the Chromaphone 2 synthesizer, and a closer look at its Resonator, Mixer, and Mallet modules.

Learn about the modelling paradigm used in Chromaphone 2, and get a birds eye view of the three main views used to shape the sound.

Explore the different resonator types and materials, learn how to module their pitch, and see how to control various aspects of their tonal qualities.

The Mixer module is used to adjust the blend of the two sources—Mallet and Noise—that excite the resonators. Hear how the amplitude controls sound when modulated by key range, velocity, and LFO.

Explore the stiffness, noise, and color controls found in the Mallet module, and hear how modulating them via either key range or velocity influences the tonal characteristics of the mallet as it excites the resonators.

Chromaphone 2 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/Standalone), priced at $199 USD. A fully functional trial version is available for download.

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Chromaphone 2