Here you will find everything related to the installation, activation, updates, release notes and manuals of our Virtual Instruments and Applications.
Product & License Management
- I Don't Hear a Difference When Adjusting the "Players Accuracy" Parameter... Is It Not Working?
- Why Are There Few Presets for the Strings Sections?
- Can I Use the Room Simulator for SWAM Solo Instruments?
- Can I Reuse a MIDI Preset Created with SWAM Solo Instruments?
- I Can't Achieve a "Scratch" Sound Effect Like in Solo Instruments, Is That Correct? / Increasing Bow Pressure Doesn't Produce a Scratch Sound Like in Solo Instruments.
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Grow Your Knowledge
- Ensure the Divisi Number Is Different When Adding Multiple Sections of the Same Instruments Playing at Unison
- Why Do I Sometimes Hear Portamento, Especially in Fast Runs? / How to Control and Limit Portamento in SWAM String Sections.
- Experiencing CPU Issues When Running Multiple Instances of SWAM String Section. / Is My Computer Powerful Enough for SWAM String Sections?
Experiencing CPU Issues When Running Multiple Instances of SWAM String Section. / Is My Computer Powerful Enough for SWAM String Sections?
The realism and expressiveness of the SWAM String Sections instrument set come with a level of CPU intensity. As a result, it's essential to ensure that your computer meets certain requirements for optimal performance.
For a single instance of any section plugin in SWAM String Sections, you'll want a modern computer equipped with at least a 2.5 GHz 4-Core CPU. However, if you plan to run additional instances simultaneously, you'll need both a more powerful processor and a low-latency audio driver or device, such as ASIO. This is especially crucial if you intend to play the instrument in real-time.
While less powerful systems may still function adequately, they might necessitate the use of larger buffer sizes to handle the CPU load. However, this can lead to higher latencies, which could affect real-time performance.
It's important to note that the potential for CPU issues does not necessarily equate to an impediment for music production. There are effective workarounds that can help mitigate these challenges. Consider using the "freeze" feature available in some digital audio workstations (DAWs) or bouncing single MIDI tracks to audio. These methods can reduce the CPU load and help you maintain a smooth and efficient production workflow.
Furthermore, it's worth emphasizing that our products are continually evolving. We are committed to reducing CPU load and optimizing our instruments to make them more powerful, realistic, and efficient. Our technology has room for improvement, and we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible. As we move forward, expect even greater enhancements and an even more efficient experience.
In summary, while SWAM String Sections offer exceptional realism and expressiveness, they do have specific CPU requirements, especially when running multiple instances. With the right hardware and some practical techniques, you can continue to create beautiful music without significant interruptions, and the future holds the promise of even greater improvements.