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SWAM SOLO STRINGS V3 RELEASE NOTES

v3.0.3
[June 2021]

NEW
– accessibility support (work in progress, only for Desktop versions)

FIX
– fix for pitch bend on MPE controller works, added different pitch-bend smoothing frequency for MPE profile
– Improved tuning for single string model
– Reduced 1dB mid Hi freq.
– fixed memory leaks
– fixed MAQAM root
– double note-on or note-off pass through prevention (e.g. FIX for EMEO wind controller)
– Improved panic behavior
– All Sound Off and All Notes Off doesn’t reset vibrato

Note: from this release minimum macOS version is 10.10 (Yosemite)

v3.0.2 (4179)
[April 28th, 2021]

NEW
– Added Pizzicato/Col Legno Control Parameter: control Pizzicato/Col Legno with Velocity or with Expression

FIX
– Plugin state not restored in Cubase, Vienna, FL Studio, Ableton, Bitwig (only for VST2.4 plugin format)
– Reduced Flautato overtone probability and reduced BowNoise
– MAQAM Note and Root transpose modes
– Improved Auto polyphony: added “guard time” to keep playing Double after going to Mono

v3.0.2 (4179)
[April 28th, 2021]

NEW:
– new Pizzicato/Col Legno Control Parameter: control Pizzicato/Col Legno with Velocity or with Expression
– Exit from mapping mode after 50 seconds
– added KS Pizz/Con Legno polyphony

FIX
– improved MIDI input selection view
– improved factory preset
– sounds improvements
– renamed label of “Bow/Pizz Position” in “Exciter Position” and “Pizzicato Tone” in “Pizz/C.Legno Tone”
– added vibrato detection for MPE mode
– fixed MIDI NOTE MIN (now is equals to String tuning param);
– Control Surface: save X/Y parameters status
– MAQAM Note and Root transpose modes
– Improved Auto polyphony: added “guard time” to keep playing Double after going to Mono

v3.0.1 (4153)
[April 16th, 2021]

NEW
– general sound improvements
– small improvement on CPU load
– added OpenGL render option in settings page. Possibility to switch GUI render mode between GPU and CPU (Desktop only)
– exit from main GUI mapping mode after 50 seconds, prevent exiting from mapping mode on internal pages and Controller Mapping page
– restyle of internal pages: better look & feel for tabbed pages
– renamed “Pizzicato Tone” to “Pizz/C.Legno Tone”
– renamed “Pizzicato Polyphony” to “Pizz/C.Legno Polyphony”
– added Key Switches B+F and B+G for Pizz/Con Legno Polyphony
– moved “Instruments” parameter under “Timbre”
– reorganization of “Advanced” parameters
– improved MIDI input selection view, especially with several ports listed

FIX
– Installers: fixed a typo
– fixed LinnStrument MIDI Preset
– fixed Keyboard ModWheel + AT MIDI Preset
– fixed vibrato detection for MPE mode: expression is more smoothed when using pitch-bend to perform vibrato
– fixed note range when changing String tuning parameter
– fixed NKS keys color
– Panic: set also Sustain to OFF
– Control Surface: save X/Y parameters status (iPad)

v3.0.0 (4082) – First official release

[March 31st, 2021]

SWAM Solo Strings v3 are available for macOS and Windows.

Audio Modeling instruments, based on SWAM technology have been successful for more than 10 years on desktop systems for macOS and windows in AU, VST and AAX format. Now the technology has been evolved to create a full cross-platform ecosystem and development framework that extends the plugin format to VST3, NKS, provides a handy Standalone App, and will bring all the SWAM instruments available also on iOS* (currently available through our Public Beta Program).

Main features:

  • Completely Physical Modeled instruments. No samples at all!
  • Modeled Bow/String interaction and Pizzicato
  • Super realistic Legatos
  • Several instrument bodies, with different characters
  • Timbral correction feature
  • Powerful MIDI Mapping feature that supports CC, Hi-Res CC, After-Touch NRPN, and remapping curves that allow more customization and sensitivity to any controller
  • Main parameters: Expression (Dynamic), Note transitions (Staccato / Legato / Portamento) with no KeySwitches, Bow Pressure, Bow Position, Play Mode (Bowed, Pizzicato, Col Legno), Mono vs Double polyphony, Vibrato Depth, Vibrato Rate, Tremolo On/Off, Tremolo Speed, Harmonics, Portamento Time, Portamento split point (across strings), Attack speed, Dynamic Transitions, Sordino On/Off, Alternate Fingering, Bow Lift, Bow Start (Up / Down), Sustain, Microtuning, Main Volume, Pan Pot, Reverb Mix.

 

* iOS and Desktop versions are two separated licenses and purchases