Bedroom Producers Blog has posted a video showing a new acoustic drum synthesizer by u-he.
U-He is working on a physical modeling acoustic drum synthesizer, which they showcased here at Superbooth16 in Berlin.
The thing already sounds amazingly realistic. During the concert, I was sure that they were using some sort of sample based drum instrument. The obvious approach of the physical modeling approach, though, is making it possible to *play* the synth like a real drum kit.
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