MATRIXSYNTH: VL synthesis: Can we have it back, please? (Yamaha EX5)

Thursday, June 03, 2021

VL synthesis: Can we have it back, please? (Yamaha EX5)

video by Floyd Steinberg

Novation Peak demo after 2:15.

"A short description of what VL / digital waveguide synthesis is, and a look at Yamahas implementation in the EX5 workstation, and a demo using only VL sounds using expressive controllers like an EWI and a MIDI guitar pickup, helped bei the MPC One's autosampler.

Table of contents:

00:00 hello
00:38 very short demo
00:59 brief history of digital waveguide synthesis
01:49 how it works
02:20 short, overly simplified demo of the principle using a delay effect and a filter
03:03 creating a VL patch on the Yamaha EX5: reed
03:30 selecting a model (and some sound demos)
04:17 adjusting the model to our needs
04:50 mapping controls to the VL model (volume, pressure, embouchure, scream, growl)
06:50 creating a concert guitar sound
07:49 using MPC One's autosampler to get polyphony
09:51 demo track using only VL instruments
12:13 bye-bye

Relevant links:

Pierre Cusa's notes on Waveguide Synthesis:
Wikipedia on Waveguide Synthesis:
Awesome demo from 1994:"


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