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SWAM Double Reeds
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v. 2.8.2

- Fix: SWAM cuts notes having same note number and same channel
- Fix: Wind Controller default preset Transit. Time = CC inv


v. 2.8.1

- Fix: Formant not working
- Fix: wrong Instr. ordering
- Fix: backward compatibility with older .swam presets
- Fix: wrong settings opening, closing and reopening quickly the GUI (Windows only)


v. 2.8.0

IMPORTANT
^^^^^^^^^
Starting from the this release, only 64bit plugins will be released.

- "SWAM" is always displayed in the plugin name
- new installation folder "Audio Modeling"
- Added Expression an Vibrato Depth to automatable parameters
- Added "Max P.B. Range" parameter, especially for MPE devices using 48 semitones P.B.
- Pitch-Bend is limited internally to +/- 7 semitones
- Internal remapping of CC74 when used in combination with Expression CC = AT (for MPE devices especially)
- New User Portal (https://my.audiomodeling.com) integration
- Improved memory management
- Other minor improvements

Known Issues:
- macOS: Audio Units cache cleaning and system restart are highly recommended after installation.
- macOS: GarageBand X >= 10.2.0 does not recognize the plugin as valid. Contact the Audio Modeling support at support@swamengine.com for a workaround.


V. 2.7.0

IMPORTANT
^^^^^^^^^
This is the last update that comes with 32bit plugin versions.
Starting from the next update, only 64bit plugins will be released.

New:
- GUI improvements: activation panel, warning messages, other tweaks
- Legato Mode can be controlled by MIDI CC
- Expression change is more reactive in Flutes
- Accidental Squeak is controlled by Dyn.Harm
- Possibility to exclude portamento for velocity-controlled legato transitions

Fix:
- crash at startup or when loading presets on some hosts/DAWs
- muted instrument and empty display after first activation
- presets not recalled by Vienna Ensemble Pro


v. 2.6.1

Fix:
- AAX plugins not recognized on Mac OSX - Random crash on some systems


v. 2.6.0

New:
- Added "MIDI mapping" page
- Added MIDI CC Min/Max rescaling
- Added Breathy ppp layer option (Saxophones and Clarinets only)
- Added Sustain midi mapping to hold a note using the sustain pedal
- Added presets and default presets for Seaboard and LinnStrument
- Higher expression smoothing for detected pitch-bend vibrato when Expression is mapped to AfterTouch (especially fo Seaboard and LinnStrument)
- New .swam preset internal format (compatibility with previously saved presets is not guarantee)
- Improved parameters and presets save/recall
- Improved Help & Credits page
- Replaced Reset pop-up window with an overlay panel
- Displayed current buffer size

Fixes:
- "Buffer too small / too big" error in ProTools
- Parameters automation issues
- Better communication between audio processor and GUI
- Parameters saving/recall can be inconsistent for some parameters
- Reduced TimeOut for license check at startup (slow connection or problematic DNS resolution)
- Breath Controller Mode (Expr. Trigger active): first note-on of a phrase sometimes skipped


v. 2.5.3

New:
- Added dedicate option for choosing the KeySwitches MIDI Channel
- Added "Key Deauth" button for License Key deauthorization
- Added "Resource Path" option in Options page for changing the Resources search [Windows only]
- Installer: It is possible to specify a different location for the Resources [Windows only]

Fixes:
- Improved stability
- Better support for multi-channel instruments (Seaboard, Linnstrument, ...)
- Fixed hanging notes for note-on events with zero velocity in some circumnstances
- Fixed Double-Click default values in Options page
- Expression curve does not affect note-on / note-off thresholds for Breath Controller (Expr. Trigger Mode = Normal / Fast)
- Fixed K.S. Octave Transposition message
- Fixed AAX issue "plugin not recognized by ProTools on Mac"
- Fixed issue "Plugins not recognized by MASCHINE and KORE on Mac"
- Installer: fixed permissions on the Preset folder [Mac only]
- Installer: Mac installers are now signed with Developer Certificate


v. 2.5.1

Fixes:
- GUI not shown in VEP when Audio Engine is stopped (may affect other hosts starting with Audio Engine stopped)
- AAX plugins fail validation on Mac in some circumnstances


v. 2.5.0

New:
- Version number alignment with The Saxophones and Clarinets
- Two new options for "Pan Behavior": Dyn1, Dyn2
- Expanded Release and Compressor range
- Better attack and release behavior
- Improved reverb
- Several GUI tweaks

Fixes
- CPU consumption and parameters save/restore when GUI open on several hosts (VEP, Fruity Loops and others)
- Notes skipped in ProTools 10 (AAX 32bit) on Windows
- Key-switches and instrument range not displayed in Reaper in some circumnstances
- Reset window stay behind instrument window on some hosts

v. 1.7.0

New:
- Vibrato Auto-Detection on both Expression and Pitch-Bend
- Monitor displays real Expression input (not the remapped one)
- PitchBend range +/- 12
- Poly-Pressure support (especially for ROLI Seaboard)

Fixes:
- KeyNoise on attack in keyboard mode
- Receptor compatibility issues
- Reaper compatibility issues
- Vienna Ensemble Pro crashes in some circumstances
- Microtuning sliders restore default values when GUI opens
- Portamento time does not start with MIN portamento time (Wind Controllers)
- Different volume when loading mono
- Activation window goes behind parent window on some hosts


v. 1.5.0

New:
- Fast BC mode
- Better harmonic transitions
- New Dynamic Envelop graph
- Automatic Key Switches position shift to avoid overlap with instrument range

Fixes:
- Reduced CPU load and overall optimization
- Host crash when two instances are loaded and both GUIs are open
- Noise for samplerate greater than 88.2 kHz
- Fixed attacks in some circumstances when Attack Dyn set to Express
- Microtuning labels disappear after a warning message


v. 1.4.0

First Release


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What's new since the previous SWAM instruments (v. 1.0.x)


- Breath Controller Mode (air pressure triggers note-on)
- AAX format (ProTools 10 and 11) supported
- More comfortable activation procedure (single activation unlocks both instruments)
- Realtime control of formant shift by a MIDI CC
- Improved legato transition
- Automatic shift of key Switches octave to avoid overlap with real notes

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