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Samplemodeling SWAM Cello: what's special about it

muziksculp

Senior Member
There is no setting up. SWAM strings play legato when you play legato, play portamento when you use less velocity, and play staccato when you play staccato. That's why they're such a joy to play.
Thanks for the feedback.

I wonder if SampleModeling are working on further improving their SWAM engine based instruments, and how likely is it that we will see improvements to their current SWAM based Solo Strings Instruments in the future ? or are they all done with the development/improvement of the SWAM engine ?

Just curious to know if they have officially stated that they are working on improving the current solo SWAM based instruments ?

Cheers,
Muziksculp
 

Lotias

Active Member
Thanks for the feedback.

I wonder if SampleModeling are working on further improving their SWAM engine based instruments, and how likely is it that we will see improvements to their current SWAM based Solo Strings Instruments in the future ? or are they all done with the development/improvement of the SWAM engine ?

Just curious to know if they have officially stated that they are working on improving the current solo SWAM based instruments ?

Cheers,
Muziksculp
They've been generally improving the sound of every solo string when the release a new one, so it's reasonable to expect there may be another update when the contrabass comes out.
 

Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
would SWAM instruments benefit from an XY controller with velocity and aftertouch?

like the Roli Lightpad Block M?
 

eli0s

Active Member
would SWAM instruments benefit from an XY controller with velocity and aftertouch?

like the Roli Lightpad Block M?
I have the seaboard block and all of the swam instruments are responding very well to it. You can immediately produce more life like results that otherwise would have required great performing skills with a normal keyboard, or with daw programming.
 

Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
I have the seaboard block and all of the swam instruments are responding very well to it. You can immediately produce more life like results that otherwise would have required great performing skills with a normal keyboard, or with daw programming.
I play the SWAM Violin with a Rise 49 and a Lightpad Block, works like a dream but you do need to map expressions beforehand.
may be worth grabbing the Violin to test with the Block.

$360 for the bundle is tempting.

this and VSS could be my next chamber setup.

hmmm.

darn you VI-C.
 
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Audio Motion

New Member
Since this thread got reactivated I wanted to add to the discussion about the importance of powerful midi controllers (particularly for SWAM instruments). A few months ago I released the violin bow controller App Pen2Bow which allows you to capture true bow motion using the Apple Pencil on the iPad. I created youtube videos for all SWAM string instruments for those who might be interested in seeing and hearing it in action. Here is the link for the SWAM Cello:
 
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