Francis Preve

Sound designer. Producer. Professor. Journalist. Author.

Master Class: Physical Modeling

In honor of “Solids” - my new preset collection for AAS Chromaphone 2, available here - this Electronic Musician masterclass will cover the essentials for understanding Physical Modeling synthesis and some of the techniques I used in designing the collection.

Like FM, physical modeling (PM) is often perceived to be a complicated approach to synthesis. Fortunately, it’s much more friendly if you understand a bit about its history and familiarize yourself with the creative tools you may already be using.

For this article (link below) we'll explore the elements of PM synthesis, first, by looking at its origins and, then, comparing the different features in commonly used synths—Apple Structure, Ableton Collision, and AAS Chromaphone 2.

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