SWAM HORNS & TUBAS
SWAM Horns & Tubas includes five digitally handcrafted acoustic instruments: Bass Tuba, Tuba (Eb), Euphonium, French Horn (F), French Horn (Bb). SWAM-B technology guarantees the same natural reactions as real instruments. With SWAM instruments you can compose and arrange your jazz, orchestral pieces, or concertos utilizing powerful instruments with natural, fluid expression.
SWAM Horns and Tubas are realized with Physical Modeling. This technology allows all articulations typical of this instrument to be reproduced in real time, by acting on its main physical elements such as pipe length, breath pressure, and lip tension.
In French Horns, the sound can be modulated using a hand inside the bell. Moreover, one can perform pedal notes by enabling the additional-valve option. This feature is now available for all of the SWAM Brass Family.
START PLAYING FOR REAL
SWAM Engine digitally handcrafted acoustic instruments are never a simple recording of notes via sample libraries, but rather a set of real virtual instruments based on their traditional counterparts, and they allow you to control the expression of a virtual acoustic instrument: while a sample library repeats a pre-recorded sound, SWAM instruments play for real.
PLAY WITH REAL TIME CONTROLS
All the following parameters are controllable in real-time (through MIDI) or by a Digital Audio Workstation:
- Expression (Dynamic)
- Note transitions (Staccato / Legato / Portamento) with no KeySwitches
- Vibrato Depth (from regular to Shake)
- Vibrato Rate
- Portamento Time
- Flutter Tongue
- Breath Noise
- Mute Control (wah/hand)
- Attack Noise on pianissimo
- Attack Tongue
- Pipe Gesture
- Half Valve Amount
- Valves and Slide Position
- Dynamic Pitch
- Main Volume
- Pan Pot
- Reverb Mix
DIGITALLY HANDCRAFTED INSTRUMENTS
Developed by Audio Modeling using SWAM Technology, SWAM Horns and Tubas are real-time controllable via a MIDI controller and do not require any Giga-sized pre-recorded libraries, but only the smallest footprint to create the perfect organic consistency resulting from the endless expressive parameters that are unique of every live performance.
Now updated to version 1.5!
The free update to version 1.5 introduced experience, usability and GUI improvements. Audio Modeling analyzed your feedback and support questions and simplified workflow and screen navigation to better help you find what you need, faster and easier. This keeps musicians focused on music creation and performance — every detail is important to deliver the best user experience.
In particular the 1.5 update introduced:
A main “...” menu popup, that has a direct and clear view of the general management options and quick access to the (no) panic button
External Controller Mapping is very important, it is the link between the musician and the instrument's engine. The mapping header section has shortcuts to the MIDI input devices for quick selection plus a visible access button to the controller assignments list and quick reset feature. When using expressive controllers, finding the right mapping curve is essential to a beautiful performance. The MIDI remapping curve now has a real-time monitor to help you find the perfect balance between the instrument and your controller.
Resizable window to ensure the GUI looks great at any screen resolution.
New important control details:
Breath Ctrl Hi-Res Threshold - Allows the Breath-controller player to find the right threshold for the note triggered by your breath when using a breath controller that supports hi-resolution 14 bit MIDI messages.
Velocity Remapping - Find the right control of the attack, legato, threshold, and portamento speed.
NKS compatible. SWAM Brass is fully NKS-Ready with a plug & play experience with Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL system. Browse, Select and Play SWAM Brass on KOMPLETE KONTROL.
Standalone, AU, VST, VST3, AAX 64bit
10.9 – 10.15 (Catalina)
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Required space after installation: 75 MB
RAM occupancy: about 15 MB for each instrument instance
The realism and expressiveness of the SWAM instrument requires a computer with at least a 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU for running a single plugin instance. Less powerful systems may also prove satisfactory, but may require larger buffer sizes, involving higher latencies.