SWAM Viola

The most expressive and realistic Viola on the market.

Price: $120 / € 120

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




SWAM Viola is the most realistic, real-time controllable, expressive virtual viola on the market. Developed by Audio Modeling using the SWAM Technology, it guarantees the same natural reactions the real instrument would have.

Why? Because the SWAM Technology overcomes the objective limitations that are typical of traditional samplers through a combination of innovative performance techniques and concepts of physical and behavioral modeling, with no samples required. The first benefit? Lightness! SWAM Viola only weighs a few Megabytes.

All SWAM Engine digitally handcrafted acoustic instruments are not a simple recording of notes via sample libraries, but a set of real virtual instruments based on their traditional counterparts. Our technology allows you to fully control the expression of any virtual acoustic instrument. You won’t need any Giga-sized pre-recorded library: the smallest footprint is enough to guarantee the perfect organic consistency resulting from the endless expressive parameters that are unique of every live performance.

As a producer, composer or live performer, you can use SWAM Viola for any musical genre by layering it in a section with no artifacts and simply selecting different timbres for each instance. 

Stop listening, start playing.



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 C2* to C6**

(Middle C = C3)

* Can be extended down to Ab1

** Can reach higher notes with the use of harmonics


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