The Silk Sound... Perhaps Not to a
have already observed that there is a relationship between the kind of musical sound
produced and the
mechanical idiosyncrasy of the
the pleasing and desirable nature of the sound produced by these physical and mechanical
characteristics not only distinguishes the musical voice of an instrument from others, but
requires a specific
mechanical finesse on the part
of the instrumentalist in producing the sound that the instrument is potentially capable
ideas particularly crystallized while I was composing for flute or violin on the keyboard.
the SY99 has astounding ability to mimic an acoustic instrument, a passage could sound
completely 'unnatural' for some basic reasons... and of course the "smarty's"
would say immediately... because it isn't actually a flute or violin.
composer needs to be aware of these 'mind-splitting' concepts regarding music or a
composition may never achieve an interpretation worthy of it. An electronic instrument has
to be really advanced to mimic this mechanical idiosyncrasy factor. The SY99 comes closer
to it than any complete system I have known in 25 years of looking.
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