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Hi @admin
Whilst I bought the SWAM v3 strings (Violin, Viola, Cello) months ago, today was the first chance I've had to try and configure these instruments to approximate what I've got with SWAM v2. And I was so disappointed to discover that the same minimum volume threshold issue with wind controllers is STILL there, even though I spent hours today experimenting with different configuration
recent by admin  ·  Jul 15 at 4:50 pm
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 brunodegazio  ·  May 12 at 12:49 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.

recent by admin  ·  May 8 at 12:53 pm
I'm having a crippling problem when recording both v2 and v3 Solo Strings in Logic Pro X using my Roli Seaboard Block. I've been unable to make any progress with my projects.

When I practice a passage without recording, have fewer issues.

When I begin recording, suddenly I get stuttering, and in consistent attacks.

I was excited to upgrade to v3, and was hoping it woul
recent by admin  ·  May 6 at 4:40 pm
The question below is from an earlier post, but since I've had no response back about it, I thought I would bump it up again.

1. How to get pizzicato on multiple open strings (Cello)?

I have read the manual for every mention of "pizzicato", and it seems that the following settings wold be reasonable for the effect I want to achieve:

Play Mode - set to Pizzicato
Pizz.Poly mode - s
recent by admin  ·  May 6 at 4:36 pm
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 tyeNewton  ·  Apr 17 at 6:30 pm
First of all, congrats for the new interface which adds so many useful features to SWAM instruments and makes the UI experience much more convenient. I think it’s a big step up from the older interface and paves the way for even better instruments. I like the much more precise presets management, the MIDI management and the organization of all the parameters. The main page makes it also eas
recent by Oneiroi  ·  Apr 16 at 2:34 am
Just some quick feedback:

I found that with v3 I had to eliminate the new pressure curve setting (flatten it) in order to get decent control using the Seaboard. The idea of the pressure curve seems really useful, but I'm hoping that the team will put out an update with better default settings. Again, this is probably specific to the Seaboard default settings—specific to the nature of th
Hi @admin
I was sure that at some stage, it was mentioned that SWAM v2 presets could be imported into SWAM v3....but I might have misunderstood or I'm totally incorrect. I've loaded SWAM v2 Solo Strings presets into v3 but none of my v2 MIDI mappings and parameter values are being imported, which is very frustrating.
Is this a bug or have I missed something? It doesn't make sense that a v
recent by Maddcow  ·  Apr 13 at 1:25 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  ·  Apr 6 at 6:25 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
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
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
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
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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