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For those interested in purchasing SWAM-based instruments:

We are sorry to inform all those interested in buying Swam instruments that, following an unlawful action of Audiomodeling S.R.L. (Emanuele Parravicini & Stefano Lucato), we decided, in order to protect our customers, to temporarily suspend the distribution of Swam & Swam-S products.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

We confirm that the only legally authorized distributor of the above products is by contract Samplemodeling. Any other distribution would infringe Samplemodeling's exclusivity rights.

Technical assistance to current owners of Swam instruments will be provided as usual.

Nothing changes for Samplemodeling Kontakt-based instruments.

Sincerely,
Giorgio Tommasini & Peter Siedlaczek.


New SWAM/SWAM-S updates

The SWAM team released free updates for their woodwinds (v.2.7) and strings (v.1.3; Changelogs - see below). They are available, as usually, via the link

https://swamengine.com/downloads

Please note that this update is the last version supporting both 64 and 32-bit architecture. All the future updates will be available as 64-bit plugins only.

Your Samplemodeling / SWAM team

Changelog Woodwinds v. 2.7.0

New:

  • GUI improvements: activation panel, warning messages, other tweaks
  • Legato Mode can be controlled by MIDI CC
  • Expression change is more reactive in Flutes
  • Accidental Squeak is controlled by Dyn.Harm
  • Possibility to exclude portamento even for velocity-controlled legato transitions

Fixed:

  • crash at startup or when loading presets on some hosts/DAWs
  • muted instrument and empty display after first activation
  • presets not recalled by Vienna Ensemble Pro

Changelog Strings v. 1.3.0

New:

  • Improved bow/string friction model
  • Small improvements to sound engine
  • Slightly improved legato on multi-dimensional devices (like Seaboard and LinnStrument)
  • Possibility to exclude portamento even for velocity-controlled legato transitions
  • Added emulation of instruments recorded through a PickUp
  • GUI improvements: activation panel, warning messages, other tweaks

Fixed:

  • Auto polyphony sometimes not triggered after about 20 seconds from the latest note

December 6th 2016

Dear Samplemodeling Customer,

We are happy to announce that:

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

The new Violin, exploiting a further development of the SWAM proprietary platform SWAM Engine S, including all the features of previous SWAM-based instruments as well as some important new features, can be now purchased and downloaded from our website.

Virtually all the elements contributing to the sound of the real instrument have been introduced in this virtual violin. 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 Violin product page.

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


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

Enjoy!
Peter & Giorgio



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:

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 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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