Swam solo woodwinds
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 Saxophones vs The Sax Brothers
- Warning! Expression controller non received
- What's the difference between SWAM Saxophones and The Sax Brothers?
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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?
- How to install and authorize products through the Software Center
- Is there a way to access the reverb module to modify the default reverb type on SWAM instruments?
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- First note of a phrase randomly not played (v2.5.3 and Flutes v1.2.3)
- 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?
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Sales, Billing, Offers
- I’m not satisfied with the product. Is there a return policy?
- I’m the owner of The Sax Brothers from the company Samplemodeling. Is it possible to upgrade to SWAM Saxophones?
- If I already bought a SWAM instrument, can I buy the other ones in the same family at a discounted price?
- SWAM Solo Woodwinds v3 features, prices and upgrades
- 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: