According to the developers, virtually all the elements contributing to the sound of the real instrument have been introduced in this virtual violin.
Bow speed, pressure, direction and distance from the bridge are under player’s control. One can also control the resonance of the played string, that of the open strings, the amount of rosin and bow noise, the sharpness of the attack, the bow lift (on the string vs. off the string) on both attack and release, the preferred finger position, and many other parameters. Each parameter can be assigned to any MIDI CC, allowing real time control.
Here’s a video demo:
Technical details for the video: Samplemodeling SWAM Violin. All Violin, Cello and Viola tracks were recorded in real time with no editing. Hornberg Research HB-1 breath controller used with a Kurzweil PC3x keyboard controller. Vibrato controlled by the mod wheel.
Pricing and Availability
The Violin is available now for 129 EUR + (+ VAT if applicable).