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November 25th 2016

Samplemodeling and the SWAM Team are happy to announce that the much awaited Violin, based on the SwamS engine, is nearly ready, and will be released shortly before Christmas.

Stay tuned, and in the meanwhile have a listen to Monti's Csárdás, performed with the new violin.



July 18th 2016

Dear Samplemodeling customer,

you all know how essential it is to drive our instruments with proper expression controllers. Along with the expression pedal, a breath controller represents one of the most effective solutions. Therefore, we are happy to announce that we could obtain from our friends of the TEControl company an exclusive discount for all our customers. If you own any of our instruments, you are entitled to get a 10% discount for any of the TEControl Breath Controllers and accessories (provided that they are purchased in "one session").

This offer remains valid till September 30th, 2016, and applies to all our existing customers (i.e. those who purchased any of our product prior to Sunday, July 17th, 2016).

To obtain the discount code you do not have to do anything special - it´s sufficient to show that you belong to our customers, by following these easy steps:

  1. Visit the page http://www.samplemodeling.com/en/tec.php
  2. Enter your email address used for any Samplemodeling purchase
  3. Get the code and copy it; please note that this is a personal code which cannot be shared
  4. Visit the TEControl page http://www.tecontrol.se/products?coupon=1
  5. While purchasing the product(s) of your choice, apply the discount code which will reduce the price by 10%.

After pasting the code, please do not go back or reload the page, otherwise the code will be marked as used and will not work any more.

You will soon receive your brand new TEControl Breath Controller. Install the related software, connect the BC to a USB socket of your computer, and you're ready to play.

Enjoy!

Your Samplemodeling team



June 27th 2016

Dear Samplemodeling Customer,

We are happy to announce that:

The Cello
created by Stefano Lucato & Emanuele Parravicini
in collaboration with Peter Siedlaczek & Giorgio Tommasini
is out!

The newly developed Cello, exploiting a further development of our proprietary platform, namely the SWAM Engine S, and including all the features of previous SWAM-based instruments, plus a completely new set of incredible features, partially exploited in our recently released Viola, can now be purchased and downloaded from our website.

Virtually all the elements contributing to the sound of the real instrument have been introduced in this virtual cello. Bow speed, pressure, direction and distance from the bridge are under player's control. One can also control the resonance of the played string, that of the open strings, the amount of rosin and bow noise, the sharpness of the attack, the bow lift (on the string vs. off the string) on both attack and release, the preferred finger position, and many other parameters. Each parameter can be assigned to any MIDI CC, allowing real time control.

For a detailed description, please visit the Cello product page.

The Cello includes several "instruments" with a different timbre which can be loaded via the main GUI.


The retail price for the Cello is 129 EUR + (+ VAT if applicable).

in addition, all Samplemodeling customers are entitled to a time-limited 10% discount. Please note that this offer expires on August 31st 2016.

To obtain the discount code:
Please send an email with the subject "Cello discount" to:

cello-discount@samplemodeling.com

supplying the name and the serial number (Kontakt), or license key (SWAM) of any of your Samplemodeling products.
In return, you will get a personal, non transferable code number.

It will allow you to purchase The Cello for 116 EUR instead of 129, (excl. VAT)
(Note: It will be an automatically generated e-mail - please do not reply to it).

Enjoy!
Giorgio & Peter




Dear Samplemodeling customer,
new important Woodwinds updates are now available!

We have just released new updates to v. 2.6 for the all the Woodwinds: Saxophones, Clarinets, Double Reeds and Flutes.
Beyond several bug-fixes, these new updates include many important new features, such for example:

  • new "MIDI mapping" page
  • MIDI Min/Max value in "MIDI mapping page"
  • new Breathy ppp layer option (Saxophones and Clarinets only)
  • added Sustain midi mapping to hold a note using the sustain pedal

and much more.

The complete changelog can be found in the SWAM Woodwinds User Manual, also freely available from the "downloads" pages of our website.

As usual, all the updates are available at https://swamengine.com/downloads

Enjoy!

Your Samplemodeling & SWAM Team.


Dear Samplemodeling customer
we are happy to announce that:

The new French Horn & Tuba 3
created by Peter Siedlaczek & Giorgio Tommasini
is out!

French Horn & Tuba, v. 1 was first released in 2012. Even though it already included some advanced features of the most recent instruments, like early reflections and microtuning, we were asked to bring these instruments up to the same level of the currently available Trombone 3 & Trumpet 3.
That's why the French Horn & Tuba v. 3 is here, and can now be purchased and downloaded from our website.

What's new in French Horn & Tuba 3?

French Horn & Tuba 3 includes several exciting features:

  1. Improved fortissimo in the upper range
  2. New Early Reflections algorithm
  3. Virtual Soundstage, including distance control
  4. Real time Timbral Shaping
  5. Expression Mapping
  6. "For Unison Ensemble" Impulse Response
  7. Unison Ensemble Multi

(For a detailed description, please visit the French Horn & Tuba page)

The French Horn & Tuba 3 package includes:

  • Four French Horns, characterized by slightly different timbre, attack, vibrato & portamento behavior, suitable for solo and ensemble playing. The playing range corresponds to that of a top professional player, i.e. A0 - G4 (C3 = middle C).
  • A ready-to-use Multi for ensemble unison playing, including four specially devised French Horns and a suitable ambience/convolution reverb.
  • A Tuba, covering the range of the whole tuba family from Contrabass Tuba to F Tuba, i.e. from C0 to F3.

The retail price for French Horn & Tuba 3 is € 159 + (+ VAT if applicable).

All owners of French Horn & Tuba v. 1.03 are entitled to purchase the new French Horn & Tuba 3 for only Eur 30 (+ VAT if applicable).

In addition:

all customers who bought French Horn & Tuba v. 1.03, whether alone or in a bundle, after September 30th, 2015, are entitled to purchase the new French Horn & Tuba 3 for only Eur 20 (+VAT if applicable).

To obtain the discount code:
Please click here and follow the instructions.

You will be asked to supply:

  1. the email address used when purchasing;
  2. the French Horn & Tuba v.1 license key.

In return, you will get a personal, non transferable, discount coupon.
It will allow you to purchase the French Horn & Tuba 3 at the discounted price reported above.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the discount coupon that you received is strictly personal and non-transferable. Violation of this rule will ultimately result a non-working instrument.

While purchasing the new French Horn & Tuba 3, please enter the discount code into the appropriate window (on the transaction page or in the cart, right below the product name).
This will reduce the price from € 159 to € 30 or 20 (+VAT, if applicable).

Best regards,
Giorgio & Peter

Samplemodeling

Dear Samplemodeling customer:

Woodwinds updates are now available!

We have just released new updates for the Woodwinds: Saxes, Clarinets, Double Reeds v2.5.3 and Flutes v1.2.3.
It is mainly a bug-fix release but including some small new features.

As usual, all the updates are available at https://swamengine.com/downloads

For the changelog, please visit this forum thread.

Enjoy!

Your Samplemodeling Team.

Samplemodeling

Dear Samplemodeling customer:

The new Trumpet 3
created by Giorgio Tommasini & Peter Siedlaczek
is out!

We believe that The Trumpet, created by Giorgio Tommasini & Peter Siedlaczek, first released (v.1.01) in 2008 and subsequently updated to v. 2.52, is still unsurpassed in the field of virtual instruments. However, why not further raising the bar, for example by introducing the new outstanding features of the Trombone 3 as requested by many customers?
We were asked to maintain retro-compatibility with the original Trumpet. The task turned out to be quite difficult, and this major upgrade required quite a time.
But finally... The Trumpet 3 is out!
What's new in The Trumpet 3?

The Trumpet 3 includes several exciting features:

  1. New Early Reflections algorithm
  2. Virtual Soundstage, including distance control
  3. Real time Timbral Shaping
  4. Microtuning
  5. Expression Mapping
  6. Breathy Sound
  7. "For Unison Ensemble" Impulse Response
  8. Unison Ensemble Multi

The Trumpet 3 package includes Three B? Trumpets, a Cornet, a Flegelhorn, a German Trumpet and a Piccolo Trumpet.

Samplemodeling

The retail price for the Trumpet 3 is € 159 + (+ VAT if applicable).

All owners of The Trumpet (any version) are entitled to purchase The Trumpet 3 for only € 30 (+ VAT if applicable).

In addition:

All customers who bought the Trumpet, whether alone or in a bundle, in 2015, are entitled to purchase the Trumpet 3 for only Eur 20 (+VAT if applicable).

To obtain the discount code:
Please click here and follow the instructions.

You will be asked to supply:

  1. the email address used when purchasing;
  2. the Trumpet license key.

In return, you will get a personal, non transferable, discount coupon.
It will allow you to purchase the Trumpet 3 at the discounted price reported above.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the discount coupon that you received is strictly personal and non transferable. Violation of this rule will ultimately result a non-working instrument.

While purchasing the new Trumpet 3, please enter the discount code into the appropriate window (on the transaction page or in the cart, right below the product name).
This will reduce the price from € 159 to € 30 or 20 (+VAT, if applicable).

Best regards,
Peter & Giorgio

YouTube

Yannick Zenhäusern has made available the first part of a series of video demonstrations of Samplemodeling instruments. Here it goes:

Sample Modeling virtual instruments - review by GoldenZen: Introduction (1/8)

Dear Samplemodeling customer:

The new Trombone 3
created by Peter Siedlaczek & Giorgio Tommasini
is out!

The newly developed Trombone 3 for Kontakt 4.2 and 5, exploiting our proprietary technologies, and including the following new features*:
  1. New Early Reflections algorithm
  2. Virtual Soundstage, including distance control
  3. Real time Timbral Shaping
  4. Microtuning
  5. Expression Mapping
  6. Breathy Attacks
  7. "For Unison Ensemble" Impulse Response
  8. Unison Ensemble Multi
can now be purchased and downloaded from our website. (*For a detailed description, please visit the Trombone 3 page on our website)

The Trombone 3 package includes three Tenor, one Valve and one Bass Trombone.

Samplemodeling

The retail price for the Trombone 3 is € 159 + (+ VAT if applicable).

All owners of The Trombone 1 are entitled to purchase The Trombone 3 for only € 30 (+ VAT if applicable).

To obtain the discount code:
Please click here and follow the instructions.

You will be asked to supply:

  1. the email address used when purchasing;
  2. the Trombone 1 license key.

In return, you will get a personal, non transferable, discount coupon.
It will allow you to purchase the Trombone 3 at the discounted price reported above.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the discount coupon that you received is strictly personal and non transferable. Violation of this rule will ultimately result a non-working instrument.

While purchasing the new Trombone 3, please enter the discount code into the appropriate window (on the transaction page or in the cart, right below the product name).
This will reduce the price from € 159 to € 30 (+VAT, if applicable).

Samplemodeling

Best regards,
Giorgio & Peter

September 10th, 2013

The TouchKeys, developed by Andrew McPherson at Queen Mary University of London, add touch sensing to the surface of any keyboard, measuring the position of the fingers on the keys. Using the TouchKeys with Sample Modeling instruments, it's possible to play vibrato, pitch bends, scoops and falls with a single hand, all by how the fingers move on the key surfaces:

Watch on Youtube

Enjoy!

Peter & Giorgio

September 2nd, 2013

An excellent tutorial by Perry D'Armond, focused on Breath Controllers (BC3 & TEC) driving Samplemodeling Virtual Instruments.

Watch on Youtube

Enjoy!

Giorgio & Peter

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