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by agave_blue
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Samplemodeling Solo & Ensemble Strings
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Samplemodeling Solo & Ensemble Strings

This is so exciting! It would be wonderful (but perhaps too much to ask) to have an option for gut strings. (I'm mostly interpreting Baroque music, and would love to be able to emulate that gut string sound.) Maybe in a later iteration. But, I'll be happy with whatever you come up with; I'm sure you...
by agave_blue
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

Elias — Sorry for the misunderstanding; I wasn't suggesting everybody should use wind controller. I was simply trying to explain how I get the sound I do, in response to your compliment ("You really manage to bring to life those performances!"), and that I do not use 'programming' to achieve it. I d...
by agave_blue
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

You really manage to bring to life those performances! Thanks, Elias, for the kind response! (I can still feel myself blushing.) I think the secret is using a wind controller; the dynamic nuances needed for convincing winds (both wood and brass) and strings come more naturally than they would using...
by agave_blue
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

I too feel reluctant to like the SWAM stringed instruments, in fact, I feel they are the weakest among all Samplemodeling's product line. Whew! Glad I'm not the only one. I was very disappointed with the first release of the Viola, and figured that one couldn't go wrong with a virtual cello (being ...
by agave_blue
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

It looks, from Lele's post, that two different philosophies are now going to be confronted. … It's now a challenge between their and our approach. Is Stefano's approach the most realistic one? We doubt it, and we're ready to accept the challenge. —Giorgio Yikes! Seems I've unleashed a strong differ...
by agave_blue
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

Stefano & myself believe that a specific technology is most suitable for emulating at its best a given instrument family; that's why we have used … Physical Modeling [SWAM S] for Bowed Strings. —Lele & Stefano I trust you guys at Samplemodeling to make the most playable and expressive virtual instr...
by agave_blue
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

Getting back to the original topic of SM strings, after saying (a bit hesitatingly) that I'm not completely satisfied with the realism of the sound (and not convinced it's because of my own lack of skill), I was relieved to read the post by Giorgio & Peter: Whereas Stefano & Lele are to be commended...
by agave_blue
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

Thanks, Emanuele, for that explanation. Somehow I missed the part about SWAM S not being sample-based, when I went to that page. All the bowed strings do not use any samples. Michael, you were right. ;-) Hmm, I have mixed feelings about the strings not being sample-based, as they are the least reali...
by agave_blue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

I seem to remember from a discussion in this forum that there is a difference between SWAM and SWAM S on that behalf. If you happen upon it, please let me know. In the meantime, I'll keep searching to find out more. I'm very curious, for all the reasons I mentioned in my original post. Hopefully, s...
by agave_blue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?
Replies: 33
Views: 7403

Re: What about the SAMPLES for SM strings?

From https://swamengine.com/about/: SWAM uses real instrument samples as raw material, chromatically performed by professional musicians on a wide dynamic range. My understanding is that both Kontakt and SWAM instruments use a combination of samples and physical modeling. But, perhaps I don't unders...