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SWAM Violin
SWAM Violin by Audio Modeling is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Mobile Audio App for macOS, Windows and iOS. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product
Version
3.7.3
WINDOWS - Windows 10, Windows 11
Install Size

Required space after installation: 276 MB for two plugins

RAM occupancy: about 80 MB for each instrument instance

CPU Load

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.
Product
Version
3.7.3
Mac OS X - 10.10 (Yosemite) – 12.4 (Monterey)
Install Size

Required space after installation: 276 MB for two plugins

RAM occupancy: about 80 MB for each instrument instance

CPU Load

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.
Product
Version
3.7.3
Instrument
Formats
Copy Protection
Online Activation (Challenge / Response)
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One of the most expressive and realistic Violins on the market.

Based on our proprietary SWAM-S engine, a powerful Physical Modeling technology derived from the Digital Waveguides approach.

SWAM-S stands for Synchronous Waves Acoustic Modeling – Strings.

Differently from SWAM, sound is generated by pure Physical Modeling, so there are no samples at all.

We have performed an in-depth study of the Physical Modeling techniques, especially the Digital Waveguides Synthesis by prof. Julius O. Smith. Using this technique, adding new elements and performing an unceasing fine-tuning, we have built the best modeled Bowed Strings virtual instruments on the market, allowing the real-time control of bow speed, bow pressure, bow position, vibrato, portamento, harmonics, tremolo, pizzicato, and many other parameters in a realistic way, almost indistinguishable from the real instrument.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
SWAM Violin

Reviewed By 709rich [all]
August 1st, 2023
Version reviewed: 3.7.2 on Windows

Delivery was instant, which has not been my experience with other vendors when buying SWAM, so great job KvR. SWAM instruments are just so playable and intuitive, it really sets them apart. I'm a big fan of physical modeling done right, and that's exactly what SWAM is. The player nuances are so much more natural than samples, so while they might not quite reach the sonic beauty of the best samples, played by the best players, their organic nature makes up for any slight deficiency. They are versatile to play a multitude of different types of spaces, different styles of playing. Not a fan of the electric patches (I hate electric violins in general), but the other three models sound great, and make it easy to put together a varied section that plays as an ensemble.

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