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Grand Synth Piano

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I've heard a lot of impressive instruments that were made using subtractive synthesis. For example, this grand piano emulation. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJGfZQ1TjyU[/media]

I started wondering if I could have just as good results using FM Synthesis. Well, I tried my hand at it.

Click here: [url="http://soundcloud.com/lainalain/grand-synth-piano%20"]Grand Synth Piano[/url]

It's nowhere near sounding like an original grand and I see a lot of room for improvement which is why I call it a work in progress. Still, I'm really satisfied with it.

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Some suggestions to make it somewhat more realistic, if that's what you're after:

On a real instrument, the amplitude envelope varies with pitch, becoming faster with higher pitches - in the case of a piano, the envelope gets roughly 50% shorter for every octave up you go.

The lower-end notes are all single-stringed, but the mid-range are double-stringed and the high end are triple-stringed, and for multi-stringed keys, the strings are slightly out of tune with each other - and the more strings a key has, the lower the sustain level is. The bass strings are also wire-wound, which greatly strengthens the higher partials.

Finally, the overtones of struck and plucked strings are not perfectly harmonic, so it may help to slightly detune the modulator or carrier.

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