String Modeling

In this section, we investigate digital waveguide methods for modeling simple string instruments. We also look at ways of modeling the way traveling-wave components propagate ``through'' impedance discontinuities.

Rigid and Free Terminations

The Ideal Plucked String

The Ideal Struck String

The Damped Plucked String

Frequency-Dependent Damping & Stiffness

Commuted Waveguide Synthesis

Plucked string instruments are well modeled as linear systems and this allows great flexibility in the way they are implemented. Commuted synthesis takes advantage of this fact and provides a highly efficient way of producing high quality plucked-string sounds.

Commuted Synthesis Extensions

Wave Scattering

Coupled Strings

Coupled Dimensions of Vibration

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