Modelling Synth Pt 2 (Classical Guitar)

Classical Guitar modelling on sculpture

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A classic guitar is an acoustical wooden guitar with six nylon guitar strings as opposed to the metal strings used in acoustic and electric guitars.

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For the envelope, i decided to do a quick attack to emulate a plucked playing style.For the decay and sustain, ive set them at maximum since most of the actual dynamics are at its fullest after the attack. For the release ive set it slow so that the tail does not cut short but also does not dwell for very long.

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For the pickups, ive decided upon pick as the main way of projecting the sound. since most guitars are often picked by hand or played using a plectrum.As for the second one, ive chosen disturb to emulate the hand hitting the fret and to capture a more live sound compared to just the dry synthetic sound.

Also the playing style is similar to a palm muted way of playing where most of the dynamics are cut short towards the sustain. This type of playing creates a very round warm sound compared to the playing open strings.

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Here is the spectral analysis playing C3 on the sculpture patch. According to the spectral analyzation graph below, the overtone frequency plays almost double its fundamental with some harmonic content triple its fundamental octave.

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However reflecting from the synthesised sound, it does not emulate higher registers very well since there is no wooden body to resonant the sound and the almost sounds like a pure tone.

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