October 10, 2012

Samplemodeling Clarinets ‘Virtually Indistinguishable From The Real Thing’

Humanizing presets are something we’ve seen in later editions of popular DAWs like Ableton and Reason.  The purpose is actually quite simple, although it might seem counterproductive.  Computers are great at making exact calculations, tones, and rhythms – where as people are not; but humans like to listen to music that is subject to human error.  It lets them believe that the music is real.

This was the idea behind Samplemodeling’s SWAM engine based Soprano & Bass Clarinets.  Using advanced processing, clarinets can be micro-tuned (or detuned) allowing it sound as imperfect as the real deal, especially when using techniques like crescendo and trills.