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Audio Modeling release SWAM String Sections

Emulates orchestral strings using physical modelling

Audio Modeling SWAM String Sections orchestral physical modelling

Audio Modeling have announced the release of SWAM String Sections, a suite of four plug-ins that use the company’s modelling technology to emulate violins, violas, celli and double basses. They make it possible to create the sound of orchestras of different sizes, from small chamber ensembles to large symphonic groups, which can then be placed together in a virtual room.

The suite comprises four dedicated plug-ins — one for each instrument group — that provide detailed control over the modelled instrument’s characteristics. There are parameters for expression, bow pressure and position, vibrato, tremolo and more, as well as a selection of different articulations equipped with real-time switching controls. It is also possible to program divisi parts to prevent the sections from ‘stacking up’ when playing chords.

SWAM String Sections also comes loaded with onboard room simulation, allowing users to place their sections within a virtual room to blend their sound together naturally. Each section can be positioned precisely, with options for microphone proximity making it possible to fine-tune the blend between direct and reflected sound. There are also options to customise the size and construction of the room itself in order to create everything from a small, dry studio space to a large, reflective hall.


SWAM String Sections is supported on PCs running Windows 10 and above, and Macs running macOS 10.13 or higher. It is available in VST, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in formats. As it is based on physical modelling rather than samples, the suite requires just 120MB of disk space per plug-in format, and 290MB for shared resources and assets.

Pricing & Availability

SWAM String Sections is available now, priced at $500.

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