SWAM Double Bass

The most expressive and realistic Double Bass on the market.

Price: $120 / € 120

VAT included, if applicable. Educational discount available, contact our support.




SWAM Double Bass is the most realistic and expressive virtual double bass on the market. Developed by Audio Modeling using the SWAM Technology, this digitally handcrafted acoustic instrument is real-time controllable via MIDI controller and doesn’t need any Giga pre-recorded library: the smallest footprint creates the perfect organic consistency resulting from the endless expressive parameters that are unique of every live performance.

All virtual instruments created with SWAM Technology are far from a simple recording of notes via sample libraries: they are sets of real virtual instruments based on their traditional counterparts, and they allow you to control the expression of all virtual acoustic instruments: whereas a sample library repeats a pre-recorded sound, SWAM instruments play for real.

You can use SWAM Double Bass for Classical, Jazz, Pop, and any other musical style. It’s up to you. They can be layered in a section with no artifacts; just select a different instrument timbre for each instance. Either you are a composer, producer or live performer, SWAM Double Bass will allow you to play a realistic acoustic instrument in real-time. And it’s the only tool available that guarantees this result.

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Supported formats and OS

  • Audio Units, VST, AAX – 64bit only
  • Mac OSX 10.7 – 10.11 (El Capitan), macOS 10.12 (Sierra) – 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Small footprint!

  • Required space after installation: 15 MB
  • RAM occupancy: about 15 MB for each instrument instance

CPU load

The realism and expressiveness of the SWAM instrument requires a modern computer with at least a 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU. Less powerful systems may also prove satisfactory, but may require larger buffer sizes, involving higher latencies.

Instrument parameters

All the following parameters are controllable in real-time (through MIDI) or by a Digital Audio Workstation:

  • Expression (Dynamic)
  • Note transitions (Staccato / Legato / Portamento) with no KeySwitches
  • Bow Pressure
  • Bow Position
  • Play Mode (Bowed, Pizzicato, Col Legno)
  • Mono vs Double polyphony
  • Vibrato Depth
  • Vibrato Rate
  • Tremolo On/Off
  • Tremolo Speed
  • Harmonics
  • Portamento Time
  • Portamento split point (across strings)
  • Attack speed
  • Dynamic Transitions
  • Sordino On/Off
  • Preferred string selection
  • Alternate Fingering
  • Bow Lift
  • Bow Start (Up / Down)
  • Sustain
  • Microtuning
  • Main Volume
  • Pan Pot
  • Reverb Mix

Instrument range

Default instrument range: from E0* to G#4** (by default transposed one octave lower)

(Middle C = C3)

* Can be extended down to C0

** Can reach higher notes with the use of harmonics


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