Physical Audio has launched a new virtual instrument that is based on nonlinear models of strings and collisions.

Preparation features mathematical modeling of 2 basic elements; strings which can be configured as bars, and a rattling element.

Each voice has a pair of strings connected by a rattle that reacts to the vibrations at each end. This uses the latest research in collision modelling to calculate the acoustic system in real-time.

The strings have parameters for nonlinearity, inharmonicity, sustain and tone. The rattle has controls for the mass at each end, the gap from the strings, the stiffness, edginess, strength and its position. A low shelf EQ, overdrive and reverb units complete the signal chain, giving a wide range of sounds from cutting leads to epic soundscapes.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST3, AU and AAX formats, the plugin is on sale for the intro price of $89 USD until March 7th, 2022 (regular $149 USD).

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