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
- SWAM Solo Woodwinds v3 main features improvements
- Warning! Expression controller non received
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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?
- What’s the price difference between the prices listed on your website and the price in other currencies?
- Why SWAM iPad and Desktop Versions are Separate Purchases
SWAM Saxophones vs The Sax Brothers
Before getting into technical details, please have a look at "Who is the owner of the SWAM technology?"
Important! As announced by Samplemodeling, The Sax Brothers have been dismissed on May, 31st 2018:
The Sax Brothers is a sample library for Kontakt with extensive scripting and sample processing conceived and developed by Stefano Lucato (currently, CEO of Audio Modeling). SWAM Saxophones is based on a totally new proprietary technology called SWAM - Synchronous Wave Acoustic Modeling.
Acoustically speaking, the difference is not so much. Someone said The Sax Brothers have a ‘brighter’ sound, the Tenor Sax has a more "noisy" sound on pp dynamics, but of course, it depends on settings, presets, and equalization.
Other differences include:
- The Sax Brothers are played with a Kontakt player, SWAM Saxophones come as AudioUnits, VST, and AAX plug-ins for both Mac and Windows 64-bit.
- SWAM Saxophones include a Soprano Sax, while The Sax Brothers do not.
- SWAM Saxophones run without problems at a sample rate of 44100 Hz, while the Alto Sax in The Sax Brothers has to be played at a sample rate of 88200 Hz (otherwise you'll hear a jitter noise).
- SWAM Saxophones include microtuning, temperament, and overblow functionalities, while The Sax Brothers do not have these functionalities.
- SWAM Saxophones include two types of legato modes (Glissando vs. Expressive).
- SWAM Saxophones support multi-channel, multi-expressive devices (ROLI Seaboard, ROLI Blocks, LinnStrument).
- Finally, The Sax Brothers is a deprecated product. It doesn’t receive support anymore and it will never be updated. SWAM Saxophones is a product in constant development with frequent updates to include new features and fixes to reported issues.
We do offer cross-grade options to get SWAM Saxophones at a discounted price to owners of Mr. Sax T. and The Sax Brothers. Please check how to apply in the Sales, Billing, Offers section.