SWAM Violin 4+

Expressive Modeled Strings

Audio Modeling

    • 4.3 • 8 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 Violin 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 Violin 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 visually impaired users.

With SWAM Violin 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 Violin 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 Violin 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

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

100576 ,

Crashed still observed and have report this during Beta Testing

Still crashed and cause ipad 8th gen to freeze on this situation:

- Playing the recorded midi in Cubasis 2 as auv3 and screen in full display for SWAM Violin.

- Only 2 tracks is playing, a piano and SWAM Violin during playback.

- Cubasis 2 cpu load is less than 40%.

- Occurence of crashed and freeze is every single time during playback when auv3 of Violin in full display. If screen not displayed, playback is okay.

EricTboneJackson ,

Great sounds, crippled by greed

I use IOS in my live guitar rig. I use it, for example, to play the solo in I Will Survive, which has a descending string run that starts at G4 and goes down to E2. It’s barely more than 2 octaves, but SWAM Violin refuses to play anything below the the G2. Why? Because to get those notes you need to pay another $30, for a different module.

The rationalization is that the violin can’t play notes that low, but this is *software*. They could make one instrument that covers the full range of my neck and sounds authentic at every point, perhaps even seamlessly transitioning between the timbre of the relevant instruments. It’s the same engine. No reason they can’t build meta instruments with bigger range than their physical counterparts, except that by breaking them up into small ranges of notes, they can excuse charging you more.

Veeblefetzer ,

Works great

I use the swam violin and cello with my EWI 5000 as a midi controller. All I had to do for setup is select the EWI preset in the swam app,and it all worked. I have the audio output going to an audio interface and there is no detectable latency.

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