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Welcome to SWAM Brass Tutorials: introduction 1024 576 audio modeling

Welcome to SWAM Brass Tutorials: introduction

The first video from our latest SWAM Solo Brass playlist introduces you to the concept behind the creation of the most technologically virtual instruments on the market. Simone from Audio Modeling will guide you through the technology, vision and features of SWAM Brass Solo instruments and the exploration of the new user interface.

Just like all the other SWAM products, SWAM Brass too has been designed based on physical and behavioral modeling technology. That means that SWAM is not only a library or a collection of audio recordings from session musicians. It is a “living” digital instrument that generates sounds according to a specific algorithm, coded to follow behavioral rules.

This is quite an exciting journey, because it will reveal all the secrets that can make SWAM Brass your ultimate solution both in music productions and live performances.

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SWAM Brass tutorials: product overview and User Experience 1024 576 audio modeling

SWAM Brass tutorials: product overview and User Experience

In the second video tutorial dedicated to SWAM Brass, Simone will help you find out more about the product and the importance that Audio Modeling has given to the User Experience.

Discover the different formats of SWAM Brass (standalone and Audio Unit plugin, VST, VST3, AAX) and explore the main screen to familiarize yourself with the interface.

[VIDEO] SWAM Double Reeds virtual instrument in action 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Double Reeds virtual instrument in action

What can SWAM Double Reeds do once put to the test? Pretty much adapting to every single variable and nuance of a musical interpretation.

Take a look at the video made by digital entrepreneur and musician Doctor Mix and Stefano Lucato, CEO at Audiomodeling: one camera, one keyboard, unlimited potential. If you had to listen to the intro played by Lucato with your eyes closed, we are sure you’d be thinking that he’s playing a set of acoustic double reeds.

SWAM Double Reeds has a great range of expression between the staccato and the legato and is very easy and intuitive to use.

Not only this virtual instrument grants the widest range of musical nuances just by reacting according to the musician’s unique interpretation, but it can also be fully personalized: the player will customize their interpretation of a track by merely focusing on the note on velocity during their execution to control the sound attacks on staccatos and portamento speed on legatos.

This allows any musician to jam in real time  in the easiest and most musical  way, without key switches or complex DAW post production automations.

[VIDEO] SWAM Double Bass virtual instrument test 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Double Bass virtual instrument test

An expressive intro with so many variations and nuances that will leave you speechless introduces you to SWAM Double Bass: Stefano Lucato, musician and CEO at Audio Modeling, once again teams up with digital entrepreneur and pianist Doctor Mix to show you the virtually endless potential of the most evolved virtual instruments on the market.

The SWAM technology allows you to play pretty much any instrument you want simply via a keyboard and a pedal. Everything else is nothing but musical interpretation, as SWAM follows and adapts to the peculiarities of your style, delivering a unique auditory result every time.

And that’s not even the half of it: just by assigning the proper feature to the aftertouch, SWAM allows the musician to also play harmonics.

We are just scratching the surface: many expressive sound parameters can be assigned and controlled in real time: in this case the harmonics can be played by the keyboard aftertouch.

Listen to this!

[VIDEO] SWAM Violin in action with Stefano Lucato and Doctor Mix! 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Violin in action with Stefano Lucato and Doctor Mix!

What is the potential of SWAM Violin? Virtually endless and flexible to the musician’s personal interpretation, talent, style and sensibility

In less than two minutes, Stefano Lucato (musician and CEO at Audio Modeling) and pianist, music producer and digital entrepreneur Doctor Mix (Claudio Passavanti) will show you how versatile and evolved the new generation of virtual instruments by Audio Modeling can be. 

Notice the subtle variation in the sounds and the flawless movements through different sound ranges: this is what SWAM Violin can and will do for a musician. And the widest range of expressions can be conveyed simply through a keyboard and a pedal.

Lucato explains how the “note-on” velocity influences the attack of the sound when playing Staccatos and the speed of the portamento when playing Legatos: high-velocity notes during legato notes allow a quick portamento; vice versa, a low-velocity note grants a slower portamento. 

The Vibrato amount is controlled by the modulation wheel. The Expression pedal controls the Dynamic.

It is amazing the realism you can get with a common MIDI keyboard controller and a pedal!

[VIDEO] SWAM Cello: so much more than a virtual instrument! 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Cello: so much more than a virtual instrument!

Internationally renowned pianist, music producer and digital entrepreneur Claudio Passavanti (Doctor Mix) and professional musician, musical producer, developer, programmer and CEO at Audio Modeling, Stefano Lucato, are happy to show you all the potential of SWAM Cello.

A keyboard, a pedal and a musician are the three crucial ingredients to allow SWAM Cello to sound precisely like a real instrument. 

Lucato has previously explained how playing with the bow position, by moving it close to the neck or the bridge, can make a difference in the auditory result of an interpretation. The same principle applies to SWAM Cello as well, where the bow position can be assigned to a knob to always guarantee a constant, flawless control of every little nuance of your interpretation.

Check this out!

[VIDEO] SWAM Flutes in action with Doctor Mix and Stefano Lucato 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Flutes in action with Doctor Mix and Stefano Lucato

Digital entrepreneur, music producer and pianist Claudio Passavanti, also known as Doctor Mix, and Stefano Lucato – CEO at Audio Modeling – ready to introduce you to the potential of SWAM Flutes in this quick video tutorial.

The SWAM Flutes technology delivers a wide spectrum of sound results and hence several different styles, spanning from simple classical sounds to more elaborate and expressive results such as those typical of ethnic music

One of the peculiarities of SWAM lies in its absolute simplicity of use. The interpretation and different sound variations don’t need any modifications on an interface level, as they all come from the way the musician plays the keyboard

New-generation virtual instruments like SWAM focus completely on the player’s musical skills and taste which, in this case, fully expresses the characters and styles of the flutes.

 

 

[VIDEO] SWAM Viola in action: Doctor Mix and Stefano Lucato are on it! 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] SWAM Viola in action: Doctor Mix and Stefano Lucato are on it!

Stefano Lucato, CEO at Audio Modeling, and digital entrepreneur and music genius Doctor Mix are teaming up again to show you all the potential of SWAM Viola: so much more than a digital instrument!

In less than a minute and a half, and starting from a fascinating intro played by Lucato, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the features of the most evolved virtual viola on the market. 

Close your eyes and listen: It sounds like a real instrument, doesn’t it?

That’s the potential of SWAM: creating a synergy with the musician’s personal interpretation, and not simply reproducing a sound. 

Expression, portamento: by assigning MIDI to a knob, you can have all of that and so much more.

Here’s how a simple keyboard and pedal become all you need to play different styles and genres. 

Audio Modeling Products Now Distributed by ILIO 1024 683 audio modeling

Audio Modeling Products Now Distributed by ILIO

Westlake Village, CA – March 30, 2020 – ILIO announced today a new distribution partnership with Audio Modeling, global leaders in multi-vector expressive acoustic instrument emulations. Audio Modeling products are now available from ILIO and its vast North American dealer network.

Through this partnership, musicians and composers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico can get local dealer service and support on Audio Modeling’s full line of cutting-edge virtual instruments and performance hosts, namely, their innovative SWAM Instruments and Camelot. In addition, Audio Modeling products are now fully supported by ILIO’s world-class sales and support team, made up of passionate and expert musicians and composers.

“We’ve always focused on quality, innovation and bringing the best virtual instruments, audio processors and plug-in tools to musicians”, says Mark Hiskey, President of ILIO. “We feel it a duty to our customers to provide the essential tools they need to make them great and excel in their careers, and Audio Modeling products definitely surpass that standard.” For over 25 years ILIO has been distributing world-class tools from many successful producers, such as Spectrasonics, Vienna Symphonic Library, Synthogy, Overloud and now, Audio Modeling.

“We are joining a family of successful products and successful brands,” says Simone Capitani, Product Manager and UX Designer at Audio Modeling. “Making great products is not enough, the entire customer experience is important. We are sure that with ILIO we can deliver the best customer experience, supporting our customers in North America with a great team of passionate and expert people.”

Audio Modeling products are available now directly from ILIO.com or from many authorized North American Dealers.

About ILIO

Founded in 1994, ILIO is a leading distributor of virtual instruments and audio processing software for the Pro Audio and MI industries in North America. They represent products used by hundreds of top-shelf recording artists, studio musicians, composers and producers. Their product lines include Spectrasonics, Vienna Symphonic Library, Synthogy, Applied Acoustics Systems, Overloud, Audio Modeling, Sonoma Wire Works, Delta Sound Labs, Deskew Technologies, and Hornberg Research.

Learn more about ILIO and all our partners at www.ILIO.com

Watch an introductory video here:

 

[VIDEO] Stefano Lucato and Doctor Mix show how to play SWAM Clarinets 800 800 audio modeling

[VIDEO] Stefano Lucato and Doctor Mix show how to play SWAM Clarinets

Can you imagine virtual clarinets that sound just like the real thing? In less than two minutes, Stefano Lucato, CEO at Audio Modeling, and Claudio Passavanti, AKA Doctor Mix, pianist, music producer and digital entrepreneur, show you how to obtain the absolute best by SWAM’s top-notch technology.

This is Doctor Mix reaction and questions about SWAM Clarinets:

“So, the SWAM Clarinet, I mean, this sounds really special. I’ve heard you do this sort of ethnic kind of attitude that you can pull that off with that. It’s amazing!

But listen, this does something that I haven’t heard do on the (SWAM) Saxophone because, of course, the saxophone cannot do it: you can do long portamentos! How do you pull that off? How do you do it?”

Watch the full video for the answers by Stefano Lucato.

Discover the best virtual clarinets on the market and find out how a virtual instrument can be as expressive and realistic as is natural counterpart in the video below.