Samplemodeling has released SWAM Soprano & Bass Clarinets– new virtual instruments that use adaptive modeling synthesis, based on the physical characteristics of actual instruments.
The Soprano & Bass Clarinets, created by Stefano Lucato & Emanuele Parravicini for Samplemodeling’s SWAM platform, are sample-based, but advanced processing techniques allow realistic crescendo, legato/portamento, vibrato, ornamentations & trills, constant-formant pitchbends, subharmonics, growl and overblow to be performed in realtime.
The Clarinets also include microtuning, allowing user-defined scales. The extent of detuning (range -60/+60 cents) can be precisely set for each note, and selectively applied to individual notes in realtime by Keyswitches activated by a MIDI CC.
According to the developers, the Samplemodeling Clarinets are ‘virtually indistinguishable from the real thing’. Here’s a video demo, so you can decide for yourself:
Are they ‘virtually indistinguishable from the real thing’? Let us know what you think!
Samplemodeling Clarinets are available now as a package for EUR 149 (+VAT if applicable).