Sample Modeling The Soprano and Bass Clarinets v.1.0.3
x32.x64 WiN MAC | 267 / 269 MB
The Clarinets use samples as a base material, chromatically performed by a professional player over a very wide dynamic range, and recorded with state-of-the-art technology. The resulting timbre is therefore that of the real instrument. But the analogy with a sample based library ends here. The underlying, proprietary technology allows continuous interpolation among different vectors like time, dynamics, pitch and formants. Advanced real time processing techniques yield realistic legato/portamento, vibrato, overblow, ornamentations & trills with phase continuity, constant-formant pitchbends, subharmonics, growl and flutter tongue to be performed in real time.
Differently from other Samplemodeling instruments running on NI Kontakt, The Clarinets represented as supplied as plugins using our own SWAM engine. They run on PC (any host supporting VST 32/64 bit) and Mac (on any host supporting AU 32/64 bit, or VST 32/64 bit). RTAS is not supported yet. Standalone mode on a PC requires a suitable VST host like the excellent free SaviHost and Cantabile Lite. Other VST Hosts, albeit not necessarily free, can be found for example on http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php
Mac users do not need a VST Host, since they may directly load any Swam plugin in the built-in DAW GarageBand.
x32 | 130 MB | 136 MB | x64 | 132 | 136 MB
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Stefano’s idea is to create realistic musical instruments. The timbral properties should be indistinguishable from real clarinets. They must be played as real instruments, using a keyboard or a wind controller, plus three or four midi controllers, including an expression pedal or breath controller. All articulations represented as easily shaped by the player, even in real time, using just velocity, pitchwheel, modwheel, an expression pedal or breath controller, a sustain pedal, plus some optional CCs to control overblow, subharmonics, growl and flutter tongue. Virtually any wind controller can be used to play these instruments.
The controllers (CCs)
Real time control of most parameters can be accomplished via midi. The Clarinets exploit several MIDI controllers for optimal performance. The basic controllers represented as the Pitchwheel, CC11 (or CC7, or CC2) for the dynamics, CC1 (modwheel) for vibrato intensity, CC19 for vibrato rate. Portamento time can be assigned either to the velocity of the overlapped note or to any CC. Special effects represented as key noise (CC9), Subharmonic intensity (CC20), Growl (CC21), Flutter Tongue (CC23) and Overblow (CC64). Channel aftertouch (CC129) can be used to control several parameters, such as vibrato intensity or rate, subharmonic, growl or flutter intensity.
The graphical interface (GUI)
Here you can MD the default settings for several parameters. You may vary timbre, harmonic structure and formants, choose type of attack, set the intensity of set the intensity of subharmonic, growl, flutter tongue, key noise, and breath noise. You may control random pitch and dynamics fluctuations, pitch response to dynamic changes, overall resonance of the pipe, subharmonic intensity on transitions, release and portamento time. You may also set transposition, master tune, pitchbend response, volume, pan, dynamic compression, intensity and decay of the built-in reverb. A downward fall can be triggered by pressing a button, as well as from a keyswitch or a MIDI controller.
Here you will find more advanced settings, allowing control of the transition between attack & sustain, shape of portamento, vibrato rate and random fluctuations, type of overblow, linear or log response to the expression controller, etc. A MIDI remapper page is also available, allowing remapping of many control parameters to any MIDI CC.
This is an entirely new feature, coping with the requirements of musicians using non-tempered scales, so essential in, for example, Middle Eastern and Asian music. Our approach to microtuning yields maximal flexibility, allowing user-defined scales, where the extent of detuning (range +60/-60 cents can be precisely set for each note by means of a series of sliders.
In addition, selective detuning can be applied to individual notes in real time, using keyswitches activated by the sustain pedal or other controller. The currently detuned notes represented as now displayed in the GUI, as in the example on the right.
The Clarinets provide unprecedented realism and expressiveness. However, they represent a demanding software in terms of CPU load. An up-to-date computer with at least 1,6 GHz Core2Duo CPU is therefore recommended. Supported OS represented as Windows XP, 7 or Vista for the PC, or Mac OS (Intel only) 10.5 to 10.8 for the Mac. Less powerful systems may also prove satisfactory, but may require larger buffer sizes, involving higher latency, and the number of active instruments may be limited to one.
A master keyboard (5 octaves or more) with some configurable MIDI controllers, pitchwheel, modwheel, and an expression pedal (or breath controller) is required for real time playing. Virtually any type of windcontroller can also be used to play this instrument. If real time playing is not contemplated (you will miss a great fun though) using a sequencer may obviate the need for several physical midi controllers, while maintaining full control of the instrument’s expressiveness.
The Clarinets possess and dominate been thoroughly tested on most common sequencers, like Cubase, Logic, GarageBand and Digital Performer.
A good quality audio interface (USB, FireWire, PCI) with suitable low latency drivers (like ASIO for the PC) is required. Accepted buffer size represented as 128 -2048 samples (256-512 recommended). Excellent results will be obtained with any sample rate between 44.1 and 96 kHz. The 88.2 KHz sample rate recommended for optimal results with The Sax Brothers is no longer required. :-)
– Current sample rate displayed
– Added CC#7, CC#10 and CC#91 popup menu to Main Volume, Pan and Reverb Mix
– Optimized vibrato for wind controller bite sensor (pitch bend)
– Improved vibrato controlled by CC
– Improved sound compression (driven by compressor slider)
– Improved randomness
– Improved growl
– Improved modal resonance
– Pitch Bend controls on GUI in decimals
– Pitch Bend down using positive values
– Additional “Instruments”
– Reduced CPU load when GUI is displayed (Mac only)
– Key Noise MIDI CC mapping
– Possible crash on OS X using Russian language
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