Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
The most difficult part of making midi instruments sound realistic is actually 2 parts.

1. You really have to think the part like a player of that instrument would play it.

2.Going along closely with #1 is you have to insert all the articulations into the midi track that a real player would do.

Herb's comments above are right on the money. The synth can only reproduce the sounds the way they were sampled. Players can introduce their own articulations on a real instrument in an enormously varied number of styles and techniques. That level and variety of realism cannot usually be generated automatically by the synth, it takes external articulation, as Herb stated.

Listen to the "factory demo" horn or woodwind samples of top level synths. Fantastic. Then buy it and go and try to reproduce that sound by playing notes alone. Good luck with that.

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