Claudio Passavanti, also known as Dr. Mix, is an internationally renowned pianist, music producer and digital entrepreneur. Stefano Lucato is a professional musician, musical producer, developer, programmer and CEO at Audio Modeling. Together, they create the perfect duo to guide you through a full demonstration of the endless potentialities of the SWAM engine and virtual acoustic instruments.
In this video, Claudio and Stefano explore SWAM through an engaging back and forth of questions and answers. They also give you a panoramic view of the most evolved virtual instrument technology on the market and, above all, they do it through practical examples.
Experiencing, testing, playing and jamming are the best strategies to discover the SWAM engine. The duo starts by highlighting the differences between a traditional sample instrument and a modeled instrument. Then they talk about the musician perspective when playing SWAM: a totally different concept that changes the conditions and mindset of sound emission. A perfect mix, between the emotional approach of every single player and scientific research theory by Professor Julius Smith (CCRMA – Stanford University).
Learn how vibrato, legato and portamento work on SWAM through the Camelot host and the difference between a prerecorded sample and a real time algorithm working differently with every single musician, composer or producer, according to their style, taste and personality. SWAM is the first set of virtual instruments that react like real instruments.
[Doctor Mix]: “Are you aware that what you’re doing here is fantastically futuristic?”
[Stefano Lucato]:“Yes, I think that physical modeling is a future technology. I don’t know why it has been abandoned in the past,” replies Lucato.
[Doctor Mix]:“Because it’s hard, but clearly not for you,”.
What do you think? Has the future already become the present when it comes to virtual instruments?