Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place

Subject: Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place
From: Morgan Sutherland (
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 18:55:55 EDT

Well, if they made it correctly, you would be able to adjust
parameters which would allow you to MAKE it a good piano, or not. If
it only had one sound, what's the point? Well... there is one, but, it
would be vastly more useful if there were parameters.

On 9/16/05, Richard Wentk <> wrote:
> At 14:45 16/09/2005, you wrote:
> >Until recently, computers have not been fast enough to simulate the
> >complexity of the grand piano.
> >
> >This will change. A Linux cluster should now be capable of modelling all
> >the strings, the soundboard, and some of the hammer striking sounds, and
> >of course the recital hall -- not in real time of course, but in a usable
> >time. Probably do several live notes per workstation in the cluster, or
> >something like that.
> Yes, but you'll get a simulation put together by engineers that sounds like
> a rabid marmoset rattling around inside a bag of spanners.
> They'll doubtless still pat themselves on the back about how clever they
> are. Meanwhile the output may be close to a piano, but it won't be close to
> a *good* piano. Which should really be the object of the exercise in the
> first place. ;)
> Richard

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