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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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Hello everyone.

At the time of the brass beta test, I made a request for "individual overtone control function". (https://community.audiomodeling.com/index.php?u=0topic/100/swam-solo-brass-beta-testing/1#post-543)
This time, I set EQs that synchronize with overtones and tried how they affect the timbre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-RTiM66Qpo&lc=UgyuyWqMLKzNcene2RF4AaABAg

recent by mschnell  ·  Dec 11 '20 at 6:47 am
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Hi! I'd like to suggest adding support for using jammy guitar with the solo strings instruments. As far as I understand, this midi controller supports outputting each string to a separate midi channel. Coming from a guitar background, I'd love to be able to select strings on the fly instead of specifying a position beforehand, so if you could add some type of functionality in the SWAM v3 strings
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Having a bit of free time over the holidays I thought I'd put SWAM strings through their paces on some material from the wonderful Danish String Quartet's arrangements of folk tunes.

This one is called "Sterrand's Rand" and it's a lot of fun. It shows off a few of the outstanding SWAM performance features, including continuous control of dynamics, various bowing styles, pizzicato, harmonics,
recent by mschnell  ·  Feb 2 '20 at 6:47 am
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Here's another SWAM string quartet piece from the Danish String Quartet's collection of folk tune arrangements. "Old Reinlender" highlights fast aggressive bowing, big dynamic changes, and wide glissandos.

The basic tracks are played in with an EWI, but there is extensive post-production editing in order to tweak the many parameters of the SWAM string model.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yl
recent by admin  ·  Jan 12 '20 at 10:22 am
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Has anyone else had issues with reliability of playing harmonics in SWAM-S?

The way the harmonic "speaks" at low dynamics levels is unpredictable. Sometimes the note sounds immediately, but sometimes it takes a up to a second or two before the note "speaks". Both results occur with exactly the same MIDI. Non-harmonic notes don't have this problem; they always speak reliably.

By "low" dy
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Attack
If I have expression on low level from 0 - 10 theere is some attack, even on Dynamic envelope on GUI screen show there is some attack, but if expression is more higher, then less attack is. That means if expression is above 40, there is no attack. Of course, there is some attack but it not act like on lower level expression.

To be more clear what I am talking about, for example SWAM
recent by Elrond  ·  Jul 18 '19 at 8:47 am
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I got a first version of the software converting part of the Seaboard to a Ribbon controller working !

You can choose a range of keys and while all other touches on the Seaboard are processed normally (this plugin reduces the channel count of the MPE stream to a single channel, anyway, and calculates appropriate channel control values from the multiple control values than come in via MPE, or
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https://soundcloud.com/oberheim8000/maurice-ravel-string-quartet-in-f-dur-first-44-bars-performed-with-physical-modeling-strings


You can hear SWAM Strings in action with soft (most of time) and agresive (in end) playing.

I used external reverb, no EQ.
Only first 44 bars. No more time for another bars. Maybe later.

recent by mschnell  ·  May 8 '19 at 9:45 am
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whiteletter posted Apr 29 '19 at 9:27 pm
Is there anyway to reduce the rattling noise fx you get in the Swam Violin, most easy to hear in the upper registers?

I'd like to get a more pure note tone with less fx. I'm not a physical violin players so I'm not sure exactly what it represents, but it is too distractingly loud at times when I want the violin as the lead instrument without accompaniment.

recent by admin  ·  May 1 '19 at 10:20 am
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Hello all,

Can anyone help me get started with editing the articulations / expressions of midi events within the piano roll of Logic Pro X? How does one fine-tune glissandos, portamentos, vibratos, etc., of individual midi events and pairs of events??

I can secondary-click a midi event to access the articulation selection, but there are 255 nameless articulations in there, and I can't tel
recent by admin  ·  Dec 25 '18 at 9:42 pm
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