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Favorite physical modeling softsynth?
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psymbionic
I've been digging into the idea of recreating real word tonality with softsynths lately. What's your favorite physical modeling synth? Bonus points for one that is good at recreating woodblock/acoustic snare drum type tones.

A short primer for those interested:
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/techtalk/physicalmodeling/
mt3
Ok, I'll bite.

Random walking/clicking around that webpage eventually leads you to Chromaphone:
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone-2

They're the same folks who designed the physical modeling synths that come with Ableton, as well as the physical modeling module Plonk by Intellijel.
Illiac
Does Kaivo count? If so, then Kaivo. Ableton’s Colision is no slouch, either.
crawling wind
Logic Sculpture.
paperwork
I like Reaktor Prism -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqU3_KwQp_g

The interface is different from many other physical modeling plugins. It feels more like an additive synth the way they present the controls. But it's the same dsp techniques as the other physical modeling plugins, just a different way of looking at it.
psymbionic
mt3 wrote:
Ok, I'll bite.

Random walking/clicking around that webpage eventually leads you to Chromaphone:
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone-2

They're the same folks who designed the physical modeling synths that come with Ableton, as well as the physical modeling module Plonk by Intellijel.


I actually ended up grabbing Chromaphone last night, it does a lot of what I wanted. I wish there was more models to choose from though - glass, wood, etc.

Illiac wrote:
Does Kaivo count? If so, then Kaivo. Ableton’s Colision is no slouch, either.


Wow! This looks epic, never heard of it before now applause

paperwork wrote:
I like Reaktor Prism -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqU3_KwQp_g

The interface is different from many other physical modeling plugins. It feels more like an additive synth the way they present the controls. But it's the same dsp techniques as the other physical modeling plugins, just a different way of looking at it.


I've used Prism a good bit - I love it for bells and other lead tones, but I have trouble getting it to feel punchy. It seems to lend itself to more "flat" sounds.
dpcoffin
mt3 wrote:
Ok, I'll bite.

Random walking/clicking around that webpage eventually leads you to Chromaphone:
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone-2

They're the same folks who designed the physical modeling synths that come with Ableton, as well as the physical modeling module Plonk by Intellijel.


And Sculpture, too, apparently.
Phil999
very pleased with the sounds of Chromaphone and Kaivo since years. Still plenty of potential to discover with these two synths. And of course VCV with the Mutable Instruments modules.
foolprint
https://composerprogrammer.com/teaching/supercollider/sctutorial/11.1% 20Physical%20Modelling.html


http://ecmc.rochester.edu/ecmc/docs/supercollider/scbook/Ch21_Interfac e_Investigations/ixi%20SC%20tutorial/ixi_SC_tutorial_10.html

https://sccode.org/1-4Vj ( Example of Karplus-Strong Synthesis with Pluck )
mush
After years of being through lots of software and hardware solutions for different physical modelling I've come full circle in a sense. I'm using Logic's Sculpture on almost everything I produce now - and it was more or less with sculpture that my love for these synthesis methods really started many years ago. I also use Kaivo, but not as much for the classic PM sounds. Sculpture is limited in some ways - but it makes it superfast for me to get the sounds I'm after.
shreeswifty
Chromaphone
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