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Image-Line releases Sakura
Image-Line has announced the release of Sakura, a physical modeled string instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Like the transient beauty of Sakura (Japanese for Cherry Blossom), the sound of stringed instruments blossoms and fades.
Sakura can reproduce the delicate pluck of a single string, a violins bowing or the sonorous resonance of a grand piano. Most importantly, the curious musician can take control of every aspect of the simulation to create fantastic instruments.
Virtual modeling in Sakura
- Contact – An impulse, the mechanical contact with the string, is first generated then shaped to simulate plucks, picks, scrapes, hammers, taps or humble fingers.
- Vibration – Sakura’s dual string model then gives the operator control over a wide range of parameters such as damping, tension, positioning and string properties.
- String interaction – The dual strings are then mixed, panned and enveloped to simulate interactions.
- Resonance – The string’s vibration then interacts with an 8-resonator ‘body simulator’ to create the size, material and shape of the instrument
- Acoustics – Virtual acoustic space is then simulated with chorus, delay and reverberation effects.
Sukaru is currently only available as a FL Studio plug-in for Windows for $99 USD (VST/AU format coming). New Image-Line customers can get 10% discount on their entire first order of $90 or more with this promo link.
More information: Image-Line