[April 11th, 2024]


– Sound improvements (Accent Settings, Increased Attack Dynamic, ReTuned DynamicTransition, AutoExpression, Pitch Scaling Force, vibrato, alternate fingering)

– Yamaha XG arranger protocol: new device ID

– Added Yamaha YDS-120 Default MIDI Preset

– Added Jamstik Default MIDI Preset

– Added Exquis Default MIDI Preset

– Updated LinnStrument MIDI Preset to align with the new LinnStrument Firmware v2.3.3; Preset renamed to “LinnStrument MPE”


– Logic Pro for iPad: crash when read multiple automations for same parameter

[July 11th, 2023]


-Moved [“Expression received” check at startup] option to Audio Modeling Software Center app. This option is now global for all SWAM instruments (desktop version only)


– Audio Units plugin formats: plugin state doesn’t restore correctly

[June 20th, 2023]



– Font corruption generates performance and instability issues (macOS only)

– Preset export: replacing existing file potentially creates corrupted preset

– Ableton Live: plugin doesn’t receive pitch bend data if “Enable MPE Mode”is enabled

– Native FileChooser could not be closed when hosted in Cantabile or Reason Studio (Windows only)

– Cross-Platform plugin state: save from iPadOS and restore on macOS doesn’t restore state

– Sound Model: distortion on mid-high dynamics

[April 11th, 2023]



– Added search bar for preset lists

– Added latency compensation

– Rearranged MIDI Preset list

– Micro Tuning control by KeySwitches

– Apple Silicon supported natively for AAX plugins

– VST3 on Windows: VST3 plugin is organized as a bundle (NOTE: In previous SDKs, the VST3 plugin was defined as a single dll file with the .vst3 extension. This is deprecated since VST 3.6.10.)

– Note out of range warning

– Sound Engine: improved bow noise

– Sound Engine: improved Attack Noise for mid and low dynamics

– Sound Engine: improved Note Off Release


– Cubase: user preset not restored

– Logic Pro: parameter automation not recorded in “TOUCH” mode

– SysEx messages: plugins receive F0 twice

– Microtuning – Yamaha XG SysEx protocol: note out of range wrong behavior

– Fixed Cavit Scale Ultimate SysEx protocol

[December 20th, 2022]



– SWAM is now available on iPhone!

– SWAM SysEx Protocol for Transpose and Micro Tune

– Added “Cavit Scale Ultimate” support

– Added ARTinoise Re.corder default MIDI preset

– Added Robkoo R1 default MIDI preset

– Renamed “Control Surface Default” MIDI preset to “SWAM On-Screen Keyboard”

– Renamed “Travel Sax Default” MIDI preset to “Travel Sax 2 Default”

– Improved timbre at low dynamics and bow noise




– Fixed crash when renaming preset on iOS 16

– Fixed reload of Current Program (in some DAWs plugin startup with default preset instead of saved one)

– Fixed expression check option at startup (only for Desktop)

[October 28th, 2022]



– Check if mapping is already used for other parameters

– NKS presets page: added KS Octave parameter

– Added escape key and return key shortcut to close / confirm



– Removed Bluetooth connection for Windows causing MIDI port issues

– Keep settings after instruments updating

– Fixed Audio Units validation crashes with old version of AU Validation Tool  v1.6.1a1 (affects older Logic Pro versions)

– MIDI Presets – Travel Sax Default: removed CC 7 from Main Volume, since CC 7 is assigned to Expression

– Improved CPU performance

– Improved “ricochet” / bow change calculation: now is independent from main volume

– Screen Reader: fixed Key Switch octave label

[July 14th, 2022]



– OpenGL Render option is shared across all SWAM Apps / plugins (option is available on the Software Center)

– Added “DigiBrass Default” MIDI Mapping Preset

– Added “update preset library” button



– Fixed Sordino button in main page

– Fixed Bluetooth connection (only for Desktop)

– Fixed “Expression” Attack Control (especially for Wind Controllers)

– Fixed crash caused by VU meters refresh (only for Windows)

– Accessibility: improved navigation

– Improved stability when WiFi is turned off

– Fixed “MIDI Controller Mapping” label (Only for iPad 12.9”)

[March 17th, 2022]



– New installation and authorization management through our brand new “Audio Modeling Software Center” desktop application

– Sound engine improvements

– UI fine tuning to improve visibility, readability and UX consistency (Virtual Keyboard and Arrow Buttons colors, flat dynamic envelope color )

– New application launch icons

– Added a color status to the main view buttons

– Added “red alert” warning on Expression slider in main view

– Moved the position of Reset and Panic buttons from the keyboard to the “preset display area” on the top header

– Reduced size of the main view monitor sliders



Fixed Bipolar mode – Pizzicato / Col Legno and Bowing accent

[December 15th, 2021]



– Apple Silicon support (except for AAX plugin format)

– Added Note Off Velocity parameter: ON – get legato retrigger velocity from note off velocity (if supported), OFF – fixed velocity

– Improved MIDI Controller Mapping header and icons

– New desktop icons



– Improved Breath Controller mode

– Fixed undo/redo list (e.g. Ableton Live)

– Wind controllers: prevent stuck notes under some circumstances

– Roland Aerophone Preset: linear remapping curve

– EMEO Preset: pitch bend +/- 2

– Portamento time for Classic preset

– Updated Windows digital signature

– Fixed some AUv3 view issues (iPad)

[June 2021]

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

– 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]

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

– 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 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

– 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]

– 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

– 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

SWAM String Sections is out now!