SWAM String Sections

SWAM String Sections

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Pushing Through the Barriers of Sampling

SWAM String Sections is a truly innovative suite of four plug-ins, corresponding to the orchestra sections Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Double Basses, and based on Audio Modeling’s exclusive modeling technology. They are capable of emulating orchestras of various sizes, from small chamber ensembles to large symphonic groups. SWAM technology provides instant access to natural orchestral articulations, and sections can be placed together in a virtual room to achieve authentic, blended acoustics. With real-time control over staccato, legato, expression, and more, it represents a revolution in orchestral arrangement and composition, allowing for seamless transitions between different styles and articulations without disrupting the creative flow.



The room plays a crucial role in crafting the natural blend of different instruments, so Audio Modeling created Ambiente – The Room Simulator!

You can precisely position each section of your orchestra within the virtual room, creating a spatial experience that mirrors reality. All SWAM Solo Instruments and SWAM String Sections can benefit from the same environment consistently, without artificial enhancements.

You have the power to choose the room’s size and absorption materials, allowing you to transition seamlessly from a cozy, highly absorbent recording studio to the grandeur of a spacious church.

Fine-tune your sound by adjusting the microphone’s proximity, either drawing it closer for intimacy or pushing it farther for a richer reverb effect. With SWAM’s Ambiente Room Simulator, you hold the keys to orchestral perfection, unlocking a world of creative possibilities.

You can control the Ambiente Room Simulator from any SWAM plugin in your setup, whether it’s a Solo Instrument or a String Section. Adjust section placement, room size, or absorption materials—all at your fingertips within any SWAM plugin, thanks to the unique seamless communication between individual plugin tracks. Match any solo instrument sound to your sections for a cohesive and realistic ensemble.

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production workflow
  • Realistic: Individual sections plugins provide individual control of each section’s expressivity, by automating expression, vibrato, bow pressure, and bow position, tremolo, etc.
  • Efficient: The creative workflow is not broken by searching for the articulation or the right sample.
  • Fast: With physical modeling technology you can recreate any musical style, controlling velocity, expression, playing staccato/legato, and experimenting with the sound you really need just by playing.
  • Smart: The room simulator communicates between the multiple tracks on the DAW, so you have a centralized UI to position all sections at once instead of opening each plugin to tweak room settings.


Formats and OS


macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) – 14 (Sonoma) *

  • Standalone, Audio Units, VST, VST3, AAX 64bit
  • NKS (Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol) – VST3 only

* Apple Silicon architecture supported natively


Windows 10, Windows 11

  • Standalone, VST, VST3, AAX 64bit
  • NKS (Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol) – VST3 only

All SWAM apps and plugins are navigable by the native accessibility frameworks on macOS, Windows, iOS.

Small footprint!


Product installer is 390 MB. The required space is 37 MB per single plugin format plus 248 MB for shared resources and assets. The total range is from 396 MB to 988 MB depending on the number of plugin formats installed.

RAM occupancy: about 176 MB for each instrument instance.


Product installer is 338 MB. The required space is 17 MB per single plugin format plus 248 MB for shared resources and assets. The total range is from 265 MB to 588 MB depending on the number of plugin formats installed.

RAM occupancy: about 173 MB for each instrument instance.

For more information check the User Manuals

CPU load

The realism and expressiveness of the SWAM instrument requires a computer with at least a 2.5 GHz 4-core CPU for running a single plugin instance. Less powerful systems may also prove satisfactory, but may require larger buffer sizes, involving higher latencies.



1 Comprehensive Suite
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Comprehensive Suite
SWAM String Sections includes four essential plugins - Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Double Basses.
2 Expressive Modeling
Expressive Modeling
Expressive Modeling
Harness the power of physical and behavioral modeling for limitless articulations and musical styles. A first for orchestral ensembles!
3 Spatial Control
Spatial Control
Spatial Control
Take charge of room modeling and section placement, tailoring your desired sound and spatialization. With our Room Simulator, you can choose the room absorption and size and move each section to any position, resulting in an accurate acoustic response based on the geometry and characteristics of the room.
4 Realistic Monophonic Section Programming
Realistic Monophonic Section Programming
Realistic Monophonic Section Programming
Capture the authenticity of a live orchestra by programming each monophonic section individually in your DAW, complete with its unique performance characteristics. Just as real orchestras have sections that play individual parts, SWAM String Sections allows you to replicate this realism in your compositions, thereby avoiding the dreaded “organ” effect when playing chordally. Bringing physical and behavioral modeling to ensembles means not having to compromise on authentic, precise control in your orchestral arrangements.
5 Orchestral Flexibility
Seamless Communication
Orchestral Flexibility
Build your custom orchestra, from small ensembles to grand symphonies. As you add more sections, they intelligently communicate, automatically placing themselves in your room of choice, with anti-phasing settings for exceptional sound quality.
6 Musical Freedom
Musical Freedom
Musical Freedom
Elevate your compositions with these incomparable new instruments that offer unparalleled orchestral sound shaping possibilities.
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Getting Started with SWAM String Sections

SWAM String Sections Demo: Film Music Orchestral Arrangement

SWAM String Sections Demo: Cinematic Jazz orchestral arrangement


SWAM String Sections Demo: Bach Orchestral Arrangement

SWAM String Sections Demo: Classic Pop Orchestral Arrangement


SWAM instruments offer an inclusive music-making experience for blind and visually impaired musicians. With their user-friendly interface and accessibility features, SWAM instruments enable visually impaired users to fully engage in the creative process without any barriers. Users can navigate the instruments with ease and focus on making music, regardless of their visual ability. With SWAM instruments, everyone can enjoy the joy and therapeutic benefits of music-making.

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