New Synth City Sound Bank from AAS
Entangled Species

Entangled Species


Sound Bank for String Studio
Also includes the free AAS Player (for use without String Studio)

download $39.00$39 Entangled Species

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Entangled Species grants exclusive access to the beloved tools, inspirational encounters, and living sounds of composer David Kristian. This organic collection of arpeggiators, pads, loopers, synthesizers, keyboards, noises, and sound effects shall evolve as a natural extension of the sonic inventory of anyone into electro-acoustic, ambient, and film music arrangements. And with String Studio VS-1 as your middleman, these sounds are just a few tweaks away to become your own.

“Over the past few years String Studio VS-1 has become a true go-to synth for all manner of unheard-of, yet seemingly organic sounds. From film scores to game sound design, String Studio VS-1 is one of the few software instruments that tests the limits of what can actually achieved with physical modelling.”

“This set of 128 patches I have created and used in various projects is an experimentalist's labor of love, a homage to the great composers and sound designers who have inspired me, but most importantly, it is a collection of living sounds meant to augment, and in some cases replace traditional acoustic instrument in Electro-Acoustic, Ambient, and Film music arrangements.” David Kristian


The 128 presets of Entangled Species

  • A Warm Pad
  • ACME Percolator
  • Applied Arpeggiator
  • Arp A
  • Asphalt Mirage
  • Aurora Expedition
  • Barron Land
  • Bell Saw Massacre
  • Bellows
  • Black Beach Telemetry
  • Blechtrum
  • Bring Strass
  • Brushworks
  • Burnished
  • Carlsbad Bass
  • Cathedral Swell
  • Central Daylight
  • Chrominance
  • Chubbie
  • Clockwork Pizz
  • Cluster I
  • Cluster II
  • Corrugated Soundboard
  • Crafty Lead
  • Crafty Looper
  • Dark Backwards
  • Diceman
  • Disintegrator
  • Dominance
  • Dragging Chrome
  • Dream Sequence
  • Dripsonic
  • Drone Ensembler
  • Drone Room
  • Dropped Broadcast
  • Dying Solina
  • Effervescent Beings
  • Electric Sadness
  • Eminence
  • End Titles
  • Filing Cabinet
  • Gargling Rubberbands
  • Gently Now
  • Haunting Ourselves
  • High Tension
  • High Wireless
  • Hold On
  • Ill Tempered Klavier
  • Invaders from Mars
  • Ion Racers
  • Ironaut
  • Irrlicht Two
  • It Lives in the Walls
  • It Lives in the Well
  • Junkyard
  • Jupiteresque
  • Kayo's Pad
  • Kimochi
  • Kobito
  • Lakeview
  • Ligeture
  • Ligeture II
  • Lost Tapes
  • Lost Tapes II
  • Lost Tapes III
  • Low and Beheld
  • Lull
  • Malaysian Sequence
  • Maltempi
  • Metaluna
  • Migi
  • Muddsville
  • Murky Brewster
  • Narrowcast
  • Natalya's Dream
  • Nostalgic Ensemble
  • Numb
  • Obachi
  • Old Mono
  • Oratorium
  • Organum
  • Pizzikoto
  • Plateau of Green Grass
  • Polyhymn
  • Pots and Pins
  • Q-Pad
  • Radioactive Pebbles
  • Remorse Code
  • Reverse Looper
  • Reversed Pipeline
  • Reversible Bow
  • Rubberband Tines
  • Runaway Dirge
  • Sand Mallet
  • Sander Glissando
  • Scrawl
  • Screaming Machine
  • Seabeams
  • See-Saw Echoes
  • Slow Bouncer
  • Solo Cello
  • Some Stops Pulled
  • Something In the Mist
  • Son of Bellows
  • Sprung Bell
  • Staring at the Sun
  • Starry Night
  • Stinson Particles
  • Strange Section
  • String Ensemble Layer
  • String N' Spell
  • Strung Guiro
  • Sub-Fiction
  • Suspension
  • Swamp Chorus I
  • Swamp Chorus II
  • TD 75
  • Terminal Illness
  • The First Doctor
  • The Gold Room
  • The Sleeper
  • Towards the Sun
  • Tumble Dry
  • Tungsten Echoes
  • Unseen Hands
  • Venusian Steel Drum
  • Vintage Tension
  • Zombie Quartet

String Studio or the AAS Player (included) are required

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 screen resolution
  • Built-in audio interface
  • Mac OS X-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

Mac compatibility

  • VST 32-/64-bit, Audio Unit (see restrictions below), RTAS, and AAX Native (Pro Tools 11 or later) plug-in hosts
  • Mac OS X-compatible audio interface

Mac Audio Unit (32-/64‑bit) compatibility

  • Apple Garageband 1.1 or later
  • Apple Logic 7.1 or later
  • Ableton Live 8 or later
  • Audiofile Engineering Rax
  • MOTU Digital Performer 6 or later
  • Cockos Reaper 3.1 or later

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows XP SP3 32-bit or Vista, 7, or 8 32‑/64‑bit
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 screen resolution
  • Windows-compatible audio interface
  • Windows-compatible MIDI interface/keyboard

PC compatibility

  • VST 32-/64-bit, RTAS, and AAX Native (Pro Tools 11 or later) plug‑in hosts
  • ASIO and DirectSound audio drivers

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).

Q: Can I use this AAS Player Sound Bank without String Studio?
A: Yes! While these presets were designed for String Studio, they also come with the AAS Player, which is a free plug-in instrument for VST, RTAS, and Audio Units.

David Kristian, composer/sound designer
“I encourage you to take the time to explore each sound's range, tuning, and response. It would also be a good idea to look at the preset notes I have included with most of these patches in order to get a feel for their origins and intended use, but don't hesitate to make them yours and tweak their DNA.”


Martin Walker, YewTreeMagic
“I think Entangled Species is stunning. David Kristian has managed to push the String Studio engine (and particularly the Bow excitator) in ways that I hadn't thought possible. There are some sounds in that bank that could have come straight from an Alfred Hitchcock film! Truly excellent work!”


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