Solo Strings

Discussions about SWAM Solo Strings

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.

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  ·  Jul 20 at 9:32 pm
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
recent by magnushodne  ·  Jun 21 at 6:12 pm
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 at 6:47 am
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.
recent by admin  ·  Jan 12 at 10:22 am
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
recent by brunodegazio  ·  Jan 3 at 12:32 am
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
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

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
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
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
I had a bit of fun with this Video a couple of years ago, but I think there's an interesting point to share and discuss about it:

Looking to the hands, the bow, the strings, while editing my sequence, was incredibly useful to take decisions about the articulations and parameters, like vibrato rate and intensity, bow pressure and attack, por
recent by mschnell  ·  Sep 30 '18 at 1:52 pm
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