Discussions about SWAM instruments

There has been some discussion on this forum about the problem of attack control with wind controllers such as the AKAI EWI and Yamaha WX-5. (Sorry, I cannot find the previous thread at the moment, so I'm posting to this general thread.)

I'd like to let other SWAM wind-players know that the new Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30 seems to have completely solved the problem of producing accurate and co
i would really like to use the swam trumpet for live performances.
problem is, i am a student and do not have a lot of money.
i own an m1 macbook air which i got for studying and making music.
given that the m1 chip allows me to install ipad apps on my laptop i am really sad to see that the ipad version for a single instrument is not available in the app store, instead i'd hav
recent by admin  ·  Jul 12 at 12:29 am
I just read the following pages about MIDI 2


Lots of great new improvements to intercompatibilty, more accurate output, and far larger dynamic range are promised when hardware and software are all capable of working with MIDI 2. Also, MIDI 2 is promised backward compatibility with MIDI 1.0
recent by mschnell  ·  Jun 14 at 6:09 am
It seems that the microtonality options are limited to detuning the 12 conventionally named notes, with the same detuning in every octave. Many synths and most physical modeling instruments (AAS, Pianoteq etc) have support for specifying the tuning of all the MIDI note #s, and accept tuning file formats like Scala .scl files, thus supporting more than 12 notes per octave.

It would be great to
recent by richhickey  ·  May 9 at 4:39 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 brunodegazio  ·  Apr 17 at 1:23 pm
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
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
I would like to be able to automate the "Master Tune" paramter from within my playback software, using System Exclusive if possible.

I notice that the manual gives some details of the SysEx implementation for changing the transposition and tuning. Have AudioModelling made public any other portions of the SysEx?

Bruno Degazio

recent by mschnell  ·  Nov 30 '20 at 6:45 am
Fergler posted Nov 28 '20 at 5:26 am
Anytime I get new software I always try to give the developers my first-time user experience. In this case, which is rare, I never used the software at all previous to purchase and bought on the strength of youtube reviews alone.

So in somewhat of an order of occurance:

On the downloads & licenses page, a 'download all' button would be great. It took me about 4 minutes to fully downlo
ruipenha posted Oct 25 '20 at 10:08 pm

I just bought the complete package and I am blown away by the SWAM instruments, particularly the Brass ones: I can't wait for the others to share the same UI and playability.

I am mostly interested, however, not in perfect emulations of traditional playing of these instruments, but in searching for extended techniques that are particular to SWAM. That is, not in emulating overblowing,
We are proud to share the exciting outcome of our recent partnership. Audio Modeling has teamed up with the award-winning companies moForte.com and Wizdom Music to release a new set of instruments exclusively designed and optimized for the unique GeoShred Control Surface. The Geo-SWAM Instruments Collection is now available as an In-App-Purchase (IAP) for GeoShred 5.0. To learn more, click here:
I have the woodwind pack (sax, flute, clarinet, doublereed)

I noticed that the samples sound slightly better at 88.2 or 96kHz setting, vs the standard 44.1k or 48kHz setting.
Anything higher 176.4kHz or 192kHz doesn't seem to improve the sound by anything I can notice.

What are the original input sample rates?
I have everything set at 96kHz for now.

recent by admin  ·  Oct 6 '20 at 6:07 pm
admin posted Aug 13 '20 at 11:46 am
[August 12th, 2020]

SWAM Solo Brass v1.5.1 (2475) is available for download on the Customer Portal https://my.audiomodeling.com


Improved attacks for Trombones and lower instruments
Faster transitions for legato articulations
Increased resolution for Pitch Bend Up/Down parameters (from 1 to 0.5)
Expression can be controlled by Channel Pressure on MIDI channel 1 for MPE profile
magnushodne posted Jul 7 '20 at 2:16 pm

Would it be possible to add a button that remembers your credentials for activating the SWAM v3 instruments? Currently I'm being logged out every once in a while, and if I open a DAW session without checking if I'm logged in and start playing, the session will crash. If we could have an auto-login on startup (or some other solution that doesn't need us to verify our license multiple time
recent by Paranza  ·  Jul 8 '20 at 10:04 am
fgjud posted Jun 27 '20 at 9:51 am
Hi has anyone had this issue?
I can't go past the login screen in the new SWAM brass app.
Everything else works well, the register button, forgot my password button, they all work. However, the login button does not.

recent by Paranza  ·  Jul 1 '20 at 9:50 am
Hi everyone,

I've been having a tough time trying to figure out which controller to get.

I already have a seaboard block which I enjoy a lot and works well for the most part, but I do find that it is difficult to extract the tonal control like bow pressure and position while performing the part into the DAW.

I though I'd get the community vote on what the best choices are and what the
recent by mschnell  ·  Mar 5 '20 at 6:32 am
Hide topic messages
Enable infinite scrolling
All posts under this topic will be deleted ?
Pending draft ... Click to resume editing
Discard draft