To simulate an orchestral ensemble, you first need to add an instrument for each "performer" of the section. Be sure to have each "performer" play slightly different from the others to add realism.
To do this:
Note: Running 8 violins will require more CPU power. If you run out of CPU power, you can render some tracks to audio or use the freeze function in your DAW while you work.
This is a rough example done with 4 violins. The track starts with the ensemble followed by each violin separately: Click HERE to download
Ours are "Expressive" instruments. Unlike standard sample libraries, all our instruments do not work without an Expression controller: it could be an Expression pedal, a Breath Controller (e.g., Hornberg hb1), a wheel, a knob, a slider, a wind controller, a Seaboard, a LinnStrument, a Touché, or a mobile App capable of sending MIDI data, and so on.
The default mapping for the Expression controller is the MIDI CC11, which is usually assigned to a keyboard Expression pedal.
In order to use your favorite controller to control the Expression, please go to the Options page -> MIDI mapping and change the MIDI CC mapping for the "Expression" entry accordingly.
You can use the "Learn" button and move your controller. In this mode, the instrument recognizes the first incoming CC number and automatically assigns it to the Expression setting.
Access your account on Audio Modeling's Customer Portal, where all of your keys and authorization data can be managed. If you need to deactivate a key OFFLINE, please note that you must contact Audio Modeling as this feature is not available from the Customer Portal. To do this, please contact the SWAM Support Team.
The License transfer is subject to the sole discretion of Audio Modeling customer service, depending on the nature of the request. Please send a request, with details on who and why you need to make a license transfer, to Audio Modeling Support.
Transfer is NOT allowed for NFR licenses or for any product that has not been activated online through Audio Modeling's Customer Portal.
1) If you are trying to authorize on a new computer but you reached the maximum number of available authorizations please note:
A single License Key allows for a maximum number of authorizations. Please check the number of authorizations allowed for your License Key on the Customer Portal.
If you have just installed your product on a new computer, and you have already reached the maximum number of authorizations for that key, the product cannot be authorized. In this case, the only way to activate your product on your new computer (other than buying a new license) is to DEAUTHORIZE one of your activations. This will deactivate the instrument corresponding to that activation on a previous computer.
2) You just performed an upgrade of your Operating System
In some cases, performing an OS upgrade will invalidate your License Keys (for example upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10, or from OS X).
Please have a look at this known issue for a specific Windows 10 update: HERE
3) You just performed an hardware upgrade
In some cases, performing a hardware upgrade or a BIOS update to your machine, will invalidate your License Keys (for example changing CPU or replacing the Motherboard).
For scenarios 1), 2) and 3), you can "DEAUTHORIZE" your Activation(s). This can be done on the Customer Portal.
4) You just performed an upgrade of your SWAM products (Saxophones and Clarinets only)
Starting from v2.x of The Saxophones, Soprano Sax and The Soprano & Bass Clarinets, the license procedure has changed: each License Key now unlocks all instruments of the same package, so, for example for The Saxophones you won't need to manage four different keys.
You can always recover your License Keys using the steps found: HERE
Have a look at all the upgrade options available, HERE. Note that all requests are subject to approval. The process may take up to one week to complete. Also, please note that promotions do not apply to upgrade paths.