Playing the Hell out the SWAM Violin

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by rohandelivera, May 9, 2018.

  1. rohandelivera

    rohandelivera Active Member

    This is a music video for the SWAM Violin demo I did a while back.
    It's an improvised Cadenza for an imaginary concerto.

     
    Last edited: May 9, 2018
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  2. thereus

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  4. novaburst

    novaburst Senior Member

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    This is very expensive, realistic,
     
  5. Vardaro

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    Excellent!
    As a violinist/violist myself, I find the SWAM violin more convincing than their viola or cello.
    Maybe the lesser inertia in string and wood make it easier to imitate.
     
  6. EvilDragon

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    Aren't some of those ultra-fast arpeggios nigh impossible to play on the actual instrument? Other than that, quite Paganini-like. :)
     
  7. ghandizilla

    ghandizilla Senior Member

    The fingering is incredibly fast but (as you can see in the SWAM interface) the finger positions are neighbouring. A violin teacher at the place I work says it's playable.
     
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  9. StefanoLucato

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    Amazing Job Rohan !

    Stefano Lucato
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  10. imagegod

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    Sorry: The slow passages have a wonderful 'woody' sound...superb. But the fastest passages...no way. Is it physically possible? Not my concern: As a classical composer, my goal is to fit the musical 'impulse' with the best possible sound (all things being equal, given variables like time/space/money/imagination).

    To my mind (and to my admittedly limited musical vision), a short synth lead/pluck would be preferable. Perhaps even a nice, tight harpsichord:
    https://www.xperimentaproject.com/xperimenta-hapsicord/

    For example, take the soprano Inva Mula in the 'Fifth Element':


    Is it physically possible? Perhaps. Is it the best use of the human voice (outside of humorous, Sci-Fi sensibilities)?

    But that's just my opinion. With art, there's no ultimate proof of concept.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    rohandelivera

    rohandelivera Active Member

    Actually pretty easy for a Violin. Just scalar / tertiary runs and arpeggios.






     
  12. jtenney

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    I agree with you, Mario, as a lifelong professional violinist.
     
  13. Daisser

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    I think the sample modeling / audio modeling stuff is stunningly realistic and has me wanting to buy a breath controller. I feel to play it live you really need that 3rd CC one the volume.

    I'm also am stuck on buying the strings. I want the Violin and Cello but at that point I might as well get the bundle. I didn't want to spend the money right now and audio modeling won't pro-rate the bundle after. I dont know how much longer I can hold out...
     
  14. TGV

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    The arpeggios on the high notes didn't sound realistic to me: too pure, but for the rest it was amazing. I was completely ready to hear the entire movement.
     

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