GeoSWAM

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GeoSWAM

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Having great success controlling the SWAM sounds on ios using the GeoShred host and other wind controllers. You need to send Channel Pressure on Ch 2. I tried the WARBL but it did not work properly with After Touch. Is there anyway to send Channel Pressure? Apparently the app can tell the difference between AT and CP.
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Actually, if you use the "Aftertouch" switch in the Configuration Tool, WARBL technically sends channel pressure (0xD0). I called it aftertouch because it seemed like a more common term, but maybe that's misleading. I've used SWAM instruments on PC and on iOS (beta testing the new standalone SWAM apps) and they work fine with WARBL, but I wasn't able to get GeoShred to work either. I believe it requires the new MDE (polyphonic expression), which I haven't implemented in WARBL because it didn't really seem necessary for a wind controller, but I may be able to look into it. I do believe the standalone SWAM modules will be released in the coming few months. That's interesting that other wind controllers are working for you, though. Which ones are they?
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Re: GeoSWAM

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My EWI SOLO has a CP and AT setting but only the CP setting works properly. GeoSWAM is different from the desktop version. The key is to send CP out on CH 2. My AE10 only has AT and it works great, go figure. To me the interface when SWAM is hosted within GeoShred was much easier to get a great sound than it was on the desktop. Apparently there seems to be no standards followed when it comes to AT and CP.

I suspect the ios SWAM you tested has a different interface and midi map than the GeoSWAM.
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Sorry, I just saw this. The standalone SWAM app actually responds normally to WARBL using all the default settings, I don’t need to send an expression CC like I do with the desktop version. The finger vibrato pitchbend responds normally.

Jesse Chappell, who makes Thumbjam, has been doing a lot of work with the WARBL firmware, and I hope to roll some or all of his improvements into the next release. I believe one of his changes is enabling MPE, so it should work with GeoShred once those changes have been made.
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Re: GeoSWAM

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Working with SWAM Beta. If you can send cc1 while sending breath cont somehow with the bag you maybe able to. add auto vibrato at the end of the note if you squeeze like overblown.
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