SWAM Double Bass 4+

Expressive modeled strings

Audio Modeling

    • 4.2 • 9 Ratings
    • $29.99



SWAM is fully mobile now! SWAM Solo Strings are now available on any iOS Device. The most realistic Solo Strings in your pocket.

SWAM Solo Strings has arrived on iOS! The incredibly powerful Physical Modeling technology is now MOBILE. Extreme Expressivity and Realism delivered in a package of only 46 MB
These instruments are NOT sample libraries. Unlike sampling, which uses recordings to replicate the sound of an instrument, physical modeling doesn’t generate a sound as such but creates the conditions for the system to create it according to an external input (like someone playing on a keyboard).

With our SWAM Double Bass for iOS, you now have the unique ability to express yourself with all the emotions and subtleties of a natural string instrument sound as played by a real player, in any style — from classical to film scoring and even microtonal music.
SWAM Double Bass for iOS can be used as a standalone instrument for playing in real-time, or as a plug-in for mobile music production. Play with your favorite external controller or directly from your iOS device through our intuitive interface, friendly for blind and visual impaired users.

With SWAM Double Bass for iOS you can:
- Explore our collection of presets, create your own, or import them from your Desktop
- Play in real-time using the standalone version of the app
- Play with different instrument bodies
- Play in a variety of styles like a real player
Control the instrument’s expressivity in real-time directly through the touch control interface on your iPhone or iPad including the exclusive virtual bowing touch surface!
- Play and control the instrument’s expressivity in real-time using your favorite external controller (ROLI Seaboard, Akai EWI, breath controllers, regular keyboards, and more)
- Use the included AUv3 plugin version to produce music with a mobile setup
- Use the included AUv3 plugin version in combination with Camelot PRO for live performances
- Adjust every aspect of the instrument’s sound (timbre, vibrato, amount of air, etc.) through an easy-to-use control panel
- Micro-tune the instrument through the Pitch Manager (note: MAQAM device is supported with direct integration)
- Add built-in effects such as Reverb, EQ, and Compressor
- Have access to easy MIDI control configurations
The SWAM Double Bass for iOS is for you if:
- You’re a wind controller player looking for a mobile setup to perform live without needing a computer while still having an incredible sound.
- You’re a keyboard player and feeling frustrated by the limited expressive capabilities normal sample-based plugins give you.
- You’re a music producer looking for a mobile setup to produce music from anywhere without having to carry around expensive gear.
- You’re looking for a virtual instrument that allows you to express the full range of your musicality easily on your iPhone or iPad.

IMPORTANT: If you choose to play using an external controller, please note that a controller with the ability to continuously control the expression (like an expression pedal, breath controller, MPE device, wind controller, …) is REQUIRED. The same way real players need a bow to express themself on their instrument, SWAM Double Bass needs something to control its expressivity. SWAM instruments do not work with just note-on velocity.

What’s New

Version 3.7.0

- AUv3 view improvement: removed header to increase controls space (only for iPad)
- Added latency compensation
- Added search bar for preset lists
- MIDI Preset list: improved sorting
- Micro Tuning control by KeySwitches
- iPhone: display of Transpose and Microtuning values in Home Page
- Note out of range warning
- Sound Engine: improved bow noise
- Sound Engine: improved Attack Noise for mid and low dynamics
- Sound Engine: improved NoteOff Release

- AUv3 plugin: crash when opening Settings pages in portrait mode
- Mapping header behaving erroneously
- iPhone: mapping curve view not updated after MIDI learn
- iPhone: missing warning messages
- SysEx messages: plugins receive F0 twice
- iPhone: MAQAM not working properly
- Microtuning - Yamaha XG SysEx protocol: note out of range wrong behavior
- Fixed Cavit Scale Ultimate SysEx protocol

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BuddahadduB ,

Very useful for jazz bass!

I needed a lightweight alternative to Spectrasonics Trilian. While this certainly isn’t up to that level for recording, it’s better than the vast majority of keyboard upright bass samples, and surprisingly playable (after tweaking the sound/ attack). A great alternative to lugging my computer and associated equipment for organ pedal (upright) bass. Just need this and my Apogee Duet for iOS & Mac. I’ll be using this for rehearsals and less intense gigs.

I’m sure it’s useful for the other 95% of what it was developed for (bowing, etc.), I just have no need for it. Only complaint- I wish I could disable the portamento.

ambrosiajam ,

Walking Bass is phenomenal for jazz & bluegrass

Sounds great, works very well when played from my 35 year old midi keyboard w/expression pedal lol
Sometimes I also play it using my guitar while running it through midi guitar 2, which is very fun to do.

The walking bass setting is amazing, don’t use the bow settings all that much, but they also sound great.

An absolute steal at the price they charge here. A must-have for any garage / bedroom producing hobbyists or for performing live. Throw a little bit of reverb on there and the casual listener would have a hard time telling the difference between this and the real thing - and it sounds so good that even those who can tell the difference would still appreciate it!

Worth every penny

eVio-4-Jesus ,

More Like a Keyboard/Synth than a REAL Bass

So….. I bought this to do some jazz, with an upright bass being plucked. I was sooOOooo disappointed. It really sounds more like a keyboard or a synth trying to “emulate” a bass, than a real bass.

I have some software; Trilian by Spectrasonices that I use as a VST instrument that is absolutely phenomenal!! But sadly….this software is pretty poor. Especially for the price.

Save your money. You probably have a synth bass patch that will get you about the same sound as this software; without spending extra.

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