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SWAM Solo Strings v3 for Desktop are available!

New customers can purchase directly from our website or through our dealers, loyal customers can upgrade their SWAM Solo Strings v2 at a convenient price

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admin posted Oct 24 '18 at 4:33 pm
Hello everybody!

Things are evolving each day at Audio Modeling, so we are not able to provide dates "written in the stone".
This is currently our - very rough - roadmap:

February 26th, 2020: release of SWAM Solo Brass for Desktop
March 2020: partnership with ILIO
July 2020 update v1.5.0 of SWAM Solo Brass for Desktop
August 2020 update v1.5.1 of SWAM Solo Brass for Desktop
October 202
recent by admin  ·  Mar 23 at 7:11 pm
You ask, we listen.

We are glad to offer upgrade paths for SWAM products owners. You can save money to buy the entire bundle upgrading from one (or more) SWAM instrument previously purchased.
Please check here the offer for you. Depending on the product that you have previously purchased you can see the bundle upgrade price for you!

Note: upgrade requests must be issued through our S
admin posted Sep 10 '18 at 3:08 pm
The Audio Modeling Community is provided to you as a central place to discuss all creative and technical aspects of Audio Modeling products, as well as all aspects of music performance and production in general.

Audio Modeling is glad to offer a community area where opinions can be exchanged freely as long as the discussion remains reasonable. To maintain these forums as a pleasant place for
Hi AudioModelling

Thank you for the wonderful SWAM instruments! I especially appreciate the enhanced high-frequency detail, the increased range of Bow Position which now gives a truly 'edgy' sul ponticello, the enhanced Harmonics mode, and the new Pizzicato tone control.

As I am adapting my production setup to work with Strings v3, I have encountered the following questions, which I thi
recent by mschnell  ·  3 days ago at 9:31 pm
Can you help me understand the bow gestures? Specifically bipolar and bowing modes. The manual is going over my head. Maybe I'm more of an example type of guy.

Right now I have no idea how to:

Play a single, long sustained note, and
have total control of bow changes, like an irregular bowing style.
I have a feeling one of those modes is going to help me. Help?

recent by mschnell  ·  4 days ago at 6:25 am
In version 2 we had an "Env Attack Speed" parameter and it could be MIDI mapped. Now we have "Attack Ramp Speed" and it can't be MIDI mapped? That seems a pretty significant loss of functionality when triggering using velocity. Please enable MIDI mapping of this parameter.

This is the last demo I made for ver2.
I was actually going to compare it to ver3 based on this ver2 MIDI, but the expressions were more incompatible than I expected, so I gave up on the comparison.
I've just updated to ver3 and am excited about some of the new features. I'd like to release a demo with ver3 eventually.
Any feedback on this song would be greatly appreciated.
recent by mschnell  ·  Apr 2 at 6:32 am
Hi guys. I've owned the SWAM w/winds for years but only recently have I been using the flutes quite intensively. I'm finding that there seems to be a higher breath threshold for starting/ending notes on the SWAM flutes compared to the SWAM strings. This might also be the case for the other SWAM w/winds but I haven't spent as much time with them recently.

For example: I can easily start o
recent by Skye  ·  Mar 30 at 11:55 pm

I have just purchased "The Saxophones" and I also have the TEC BBC2 breath controller.

I'm looking forward to knowing about the best-recommended settings, tweaks, and tips in order to get the best possible performance and sounding experience when using the TEC BBC2 breath controller and playing the SWAM saxophones virtual instrument.

Asking about that here, because other than
recent by mschnell  ·  Mar 28 at 10:58 pm
I've been using Vivaldi to experiment with various techniques to improve the ensemble sound of solo strings. The results are in this playlist.

The main techniques are:

1.) Time spreading the Note-onsets.
For example, the 6 first violins are individually delayed anywhere from -50 milliseconds to +50 millise
recent by mschnell  ·  Mar 17 at 3:30 pm
Hello First time here.

Just bought both Swam instrument for
Geoshred and a couple of Swam Ipad apps
(Frenchhorn, trumpet, flugelhorn).

Swam instrunent on Iphone / Ipad sounds

Mostly i use the swam-saxophone on geoshred, but it would be fantastic if Audio modelling would consider a stand alone / AU version of the saxophone , just like the swam-trumpet ipad app.

recent by mschnell  ·  Mar 16 at 10:00 am
I've got the SWAM Violin. I want to play notes with some variation. I don't have a keyboard to do this. Too many complications that won't allow me to, so I have to stick to a compact design. I also can't play instruments full stop because of cognitive issues.

I use FL Studio, I managed to get the VST to work by changing expression. But I've encountered a new issue where I can't change the vi
recent by mschnell  ·  Feb 22 at 6:45 pm
3doggie posted Feb 6 at 4:07 pm
According to the on-line manual: "By default, the Key Switches are positioned starting from C1 (MIDI note 24)where C3 = Middle C (MIDI note 60)" .... "C# = Fall Down​. Perform an immediate Fall Down starting from the currently playing note (where the pitch and volume drop rapidly):
○ Velocity controls Fall Down speed.
● D = Doit​. Perform an immediate Doit starting f
recent by admin  ·  Feb 21 at 5:35 pm
I’m a new user to Swam Strings. I use Midi Guitar 2 and it was suggested to me to try the Roli Seaboard preset. When I click load, the folder that opens is empty except for a few that I have saved. I also searched my hard drive for any “.swam” files with none found(other than mine). I’m on Windows 10. Any help would be appreciated.

recent by Paranza  ·  Feb 12 at 2:23 pm
Hi @admin, you've done a pretty good job with SWAM Brass...these instruments are quite playable. However, there's still a minimum "Note-On value" issue that affects wind controller players like me i.e. most wind controllers don't create a Note-On event until a value of approx. 7 or 8 but because SWAM instruments respond to Note-On events all the way down to 0, wind controller players experience
recent by admin  ·  Feb 11 at 5:47 pm
sickwidit posted May 2 '20 at 10:46 am
Hi all,
I'm enjoying the awesome sound of SWAM Brass and Strings (hopefully woodwinds soon).

I believe the answer to the following question is NO but I have to check because this is a make it or break it issue basically....
Am I able to automate the "Pitch Bend" parameter of SWAM Brass in my DAW (FL Studio)?

I don't have hardware, and even if I did, I would like to be able
recent by 3doggie  ·  Feb 6 at 6:13 pm
I find that I am having trouble with fast passages on the brass instruments, particularly triplets on the same note. If I want to play “Williams Tell Overture” on the French horn, this is required, but I find the instrument does keep up with the speed of my fingers.

I am using a seaboard. Does anyone have advice on how to achieve this? Is this a limitation of using the seaboard
recent by Paranza  ·  Feb 5 at 1:57 pm
Hi Team,

I was talking to an experienced synth user about the wonderful things you are doing at AudioModeling, and then he asked if virtual instrument creators like you can also come up with a solution to overcome distance-related latency so that musicians in multiple locations can play together and collaborate in realtime. I thought I’d relay that question to you. Are you working on th
recent by Wouter  ·  Jan 29 at 4:18 am
I have been trying to install SWAM Instruments on Apple MacBook with M1 (Apple Silicon) Chip running Big Sur. I can't seem to make it work. Is there any update or timeline (PS: FYI I did get Aaron Venture instruments to work ;-)

Please advise, I would really like to use SWAM.

recent by mschnell  ·  Jan 16 at 6:56 am
3doggie posted Dec 16 '20 at 7:25 pm
Using IPad and I can see if you tap the ending marker you have 3 options. Should have a looping option. Would like to see pitch correction and ability to adjust speed and still stay in key.

recent by admin  ·  Jan 1 at 10:11 pm
Oneiroi posted Nov 25 '20 at 3:31 am

I’ve been contemplating this question lately and was wondering what the developers of SWAM instruments thought about it.

To me, physically modelled virtual instruments such as those by the SWAM and Sample Modeling teams bring a whole new level of expression and aliveness to the world of virtual instruments. With the aid of good MIDI controllers, the ease of playability makes it
recent by mschnell  ·  Dec 14 '20 at 7:40 pm
A constant hertz (cycles per second) detuning feature would be very handy for SWAM strings when used in an ensemble.

This would solve a problem when using the current constant cents master tuning to detune multiple instruments in an ensemble. For example, a detuning of 15 cents can sound very good in the lower register of an instrument, but in the high register it will sound too extreme.
recent by admin  ·  Dec 11 '20 at 9:36 pm
Hello everyone.

At the time of the brass beta test, I made a request for "individual overtone control function". (
This time, I set EQs that synchronize with overtones and tried how they affect the timbre.

recent by mschnell  ·  Dec 11 '20 at 6:47 am
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