Samplemodeling has announced the release of The Violin, its third SWAM Engine powered virtual instrument, created by Stefano Lucato and Emanuele Parravicini in collaboration with Giorgio Tommasini and Peter Siedlaczek.
The Violin, exploiting further development of Samplemodeling’s proprietary platform SWAM Engine S, includes all the features of previous SWAM-based instruments as well as some important new features.
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.
The Violin includes several “instruments” with a different timbre which can be loaded via the main GUI.
The Violin for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for 129 EUR (+ VAT if applicable). Samplemodeling customers are entitled to a time-limited 10% discount.