Strum Acoustic GS-1 is an audio simulation program developed by Applied Acoustics Systems. The program enables users to simulate playing an electric guitar using various strumming techniques. The program features a chord library containing several chords, basic or even extended ones. These chords are available in movable, open, or drop voicings. The program also offers a variety of guitar types and brands. This allows users to simulate how their favorite guitars sound in the program. Guitar types range from steel string guitars to nylon string guitars. Users can choose whether to use pick or fingers in creating the simulated sound. The program provides a variety of styles from classical fingerstyle sound to country rock, or from concert sound to jumbo room.
Strum Acoustic GS-1 also offers various strumming styles including up strokes and down strokes. The program also utilizes different playing techniques like pull-offs, hammer-ons, and palmed muting. The program can likewise simulate arpeggios and muffled string playing for more variety. The program features extensive sound manipulation from the source core. It likewise includes several playing presets to start with and improve on. The program also offers some demo sounds including works like Bertie’s Mood, Summer 2009, Jobim, and A Spanish Evening. The program utilizes MIDI input. Audio output is available for several audio formats including MP3, OGG and WMA.