Swam solo strings
Here you will find everything related to the installation, activation, updates, release notes and manuals of our Virtual Instruments and Applications.
- Are you planning to create any Ensembles like Strings Ensembles and Brass Ensembles in the near future?
- Is it possible to control SWAM instruments using only note-on velocity?
- SWAM Solo Strings v3 main features improvements
- Warning! Expression controller non received
- Where can I find a free VST/Host?
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Product & License Management
- Can I keep my SWAM instruments on an external drive?
- Can I use SWAM instruments without a physical MIDI controller?
- How do I create ensembles using SWAM instruments?
- Is there a way to access the reverb module to modify the default reverb type on SWAM instruments?
- SWAM with Camelot Pro (macOS / Windows)
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- FL Studio - "Buffer size too small" message
- My SWAM plug-ins are not found by Ableton Live on macOS. Why?
- My SWAM VST2 plug-ins are not showing up in Cubase. Why?
- SWAM instruments are not appearing in my DAW on macOS. Why?
- SWAM VST2 plug-ins not recognized in Komplete Kontrol, Reason and Ableton Live (macOS)
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Sales, Billing, Offers
- I already own one or more SWAM Solo Strings v2 instruments. How does your new release promotion for SWAM Solo Strings v3.0 apply in my case?
- I’m not satisfied with the product. Is there a return policy?
- If I already bought a SWAM instrument, can I buy the other ones in the same family at a discounted price?
- What’s the price difference between the prices listed on your website and the price in other currencies?
How do I create ensembles using SWAM instruments?
You need to simulate what happens in real life, which means you need to add an instrument for each player of the section who plays slightly differently from the others.
Let’s say you want to create an ensemble of 6 violins.
- In a DAW, create one track for each player of the section and load a SWAM Violin on each.
- Each instance of the violins must behave differently from the others. To do that:
- Slightly detune each instance (from -15 to +15 cents).
- Select a different Instrument body for each instance (for example, Cremona, Firenze, Venezia)
- Slightly change the Bow Position, Bow Pressure, String Resonance, Rosin, Timbral Correction, and so on.
- Write the sequence for the first violin, copy it to the other tracks, then slightly randomize the starting point and the duration of each note for each track (in some DAWs, you can use the Humanize function).
- Turn off the internal reverb, insert a reverb plug-in on each track, and set different Early Reflection times (for example, from 20 to 40 ms). Mix and pan the positioning for each instance.
3. Apply a final reverb to the whole section.
Of course, running multiple instances of SWAM plus external reverbs will require a lot of CPU power. If you run out of power, you can render some tracks to audio and work on the remaining ones.
This is a rough example done with 4 violins. The track starts with the ensemble followed by each violin separately: