We are proud to share the exciting outcome of our new partnership. Audio Modeling has teamed up with the award-winning companies moForte and Wizdom Music to release a new set of instruments exclusively designed and optimized for the unique GeoShred Control Surface. The Geo-SWAM Instruments Collection is now available as an In-App-Purchase (IAP) for GeoShred 5.0.
All instruments are powered by Audio Modeling’s SWAM technology!
These new Geo SWAM instruments offer a plug & play solution that will expand your GeoShred Experience: GeoCello, GeoViolin, GeoClarinet, GeoFlute, GeoOboe and GeoTenor Sax, derived from the legendary SWAM Tenor Sax.
Instead of playing samples recorded by other musicians, the physical and behavioural modeling of these instruments, combined with the advanced playing surface, will open your musical creativity to a whole new level. Have fun exploring your musical creativity and expressivity in, what we believe, is one of our most exciting collaborations.
What are the basics about the Geo-SWAM instruments? How much do they cost?
- The SWAM Models that are integrated into GeoShred are known as the Geo-SWAM Instruments.
- There are 6 instruments, GeoViolin, GeoFlute, GeoTenorSax, GeoCello, GeoClarinet, GeoOboe.
- There is an IAP store in GeoShred for purchasing the Geo-SWAM instruments. They are each $14.99USD and there is a Collection of all Six for $74.99USD. Note that the conversion of the price for different territories is not a straight currency conversion. In some territories GST or other charges are added. In some territories Apple sets the price to track USD.
- The Geo-SWAM IAP store is available for both GeoShred Pro, and GeoShred Play. If GeoShred Control users wish to purchase the Geo-SWAM instruments, they must upgrade to the functionality of GeoShred Pro first.
- The Geo-SWAM instruments can be performed from the GeoShred keyboard, or MPE controllers ONLY
Can the Geo-SWAM instruments be controlled with a conventional MIDI Keyboard? A wind controller?
The SWAM Models that are integrated into GeoShred are known as the Geo-SWAM Instruments. The Geo-SWAM instruments are expressive, multidimensional instruments. Because the MPE protocol was designed for controlling multidimensional instruments, the Geo-SWAM instruments can be performed from the GeoShred keyboard, or MPE controllers ONLY.
In the near future, Audio Modeling will release native SWAM as iOS Apps. These Apps will offer the most suitable interface for full MIDI control and have been designed specifically to guide the user for correct use and control.
Can I use the Geo-SWAM instruments with AUv3?
Yes, GeoShred can be hosted in any AUv3 host. As an AUv3 plugin instance, Geo-SWAM instruments can be recorded and played back using GeoShred’s keyboard or an MPE compliant controller.
What is the difference between the Geo-SWAM instruments and the Stand-alone instruments that Audio Modeling is developing?
The Geo-SWAM instruments are monophonic and are optimized for the GeoShred keyboard and MPE controllers. Not all controls and parameters found on the native SWAM instruments are available in the Geo-SWAM instruments, and some controls are handled differently. A complete list of the controls for each instrument can be found here:
Are there any discounts for Audio Modeling existing customers?
We would like to offer a cross discount to our customers but it is not feasible on the AppStore. We have set a very accessible price to allow everyone to benefit from this exciting experience on a unique Controls surface, with a huge collection of great modeled FX that can be added in the chain.
What is the difference with the SWAM Sound Pack for ROLI NOISE?
ROLI NOISE “Sound packs”, are bread and butter sounds optimized for playing on the Noise surface or on a ROLI hardware controller, with no parameters to be tweaked. Each SWAM-Noise sound is indeed a preset with a fixed set of parameters.
The Geo Instruments are focused on exploiting the GeoShred surface and possibilities already offered by the software to expand the expressivity of the SWAM models.
The work “behind the scenes” has been huge: we had to customize, adapt, optimize and fix many lines of code. The software and auxiliary assets included in GeoShred are much different than the ones included in Noise.
Pizzicato has not been enabled on Geo Strings Instruments because it does not show the true potential of the expressive interaction available with the combination of GeoShred with a Bowed String instrument.
Can I purchase the Geo-SWAM instruments from GeoShred Play? GeoShred Control?
The Geo-SWAM IAP store is available for both GeoShred Pro, and GeoShred Play. If GeoShred Control users wish to purchase the Geo-SWAM instruments, they must upgrade to the functionality of GeoShred Pro first.
If I purchase a single instrument first, and then the collection, can my purchase of the single instrument be applied to the purchase of the collection?
Unfortunately, due to App Store limitations, previously purchased instrument IAPs can not be applied to a purchase of the collection.
What is the minimum iOS version required to run the Geo-SWAM instruments?
The minimum required version of iOS to run the Geo-SWAM instruments is iOS 11.4
Do the Geo-SWAM instruments support 3D touch?
Yes, the Geo-SWAM instruments use 3D touch for both velocity and pressure
How is velocity and pressure supported on an iPad?
On an iPad, velocity is taken from KeyY Touch, the vertical distance where the key is tapped, with 0 at the bottom and 127 at the top. Pressure is mapped to KeyY sliding.