Music synthesis by physical modelling: ChucK


I just found a great package for synthesis by physical modelling: ChucK.

It's a little raw about the edges, but very nice to use. I was able to whip together this galliard from Arbeau's Orchesography in an afternoon, using the Clarinet and Mandolin models: arbeau_galliard.mp3

The Clarinet is a bit... quirky, which I think is awesome. I had to write my own little script to do adjust the breath pressure so the notes tail off nicely. I absolutely love having that level of fine grained control.