[Ardour-Users] modular synths -- was Re: analog summing

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Dec 22 12:30:27 PST 2017

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:14:55PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Except that it is rarely "done" digitally.  Most of the "digital"
> instruments are actually sampled real instruments.  Apparently the
> physical limitations and compromises entering into physical instrument
> construction lead, after instrument builders have done their best, to
> results that appeal to the listener.

That's complete bollocks.  Look at the vast majority of softsynths, and
"hardware" digital synths which are essentially the same kind of code
running on a dedicated platform.

*Maybe* you've got samples of single cycles of waveforms, but mostly the
whole lot is synthesized numerically.


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