Some thoughts on percussions
Why do synthetic drums or samples sound so unnatural?
Because they don’t behave like real world objects.
So let’s look what actually happens if I hit some drum:🧐
A) the sound gets longer if we hit the object harder
B) the sound gets louder if we hit the object harder
C) the sound has more overtones if we hit the object harder
So let’s translate that to our modular synth or sampler 😏
a) velocity to envelope decay of amplifier
b) velocity to amplifier level
c) velocity to open filter or velocity to saturation amount
(of course you can modulate less conservative parameters like that too)
congratulations you just found out why almost every sampler and drumcomputer on this planet is shit, because they can’t do that.
Drambo to the rescue 😃