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It is not strictly necessary to use post-processing. I heard a skilled violinist play a short tune in double-stops that sounded almost exactly like a bagpipe. A 'very non-skilled' soprano sax sounds like an oboe with a bad head cold :-) . Here and there composers have written parts for 2 or 3 woodwinds such that the combined output sounds like some other (...


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Izotope Iris 2 is a vst/AU plugin that has a “spectrogram” which allows you to edit the transients and shape of any waveform. It is multi-Timbral and has 4 Sampling engines. You can load the respective samples and blend the waveforms. The editing tools are unique as you edit the waveform with graphical tools such as paint, lasso, erase, etc.


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Yes, this can be done. However, a surprising amount of the 'sound' of an instrument is contained in the attack portion of the note, the complex waveform before the relatively consistent waveform of the sustain. This is why the 'hybrid' synthesis of instruments like the Roland D50 and Yamaha SY range was so successful - a short sampled attack was combined ...


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In some sense, any modifications of the waveform "makes one instrument sound like another" think of all of the effects pedals used by electric guitarists. More specifically, various flavors of fuzz pedals give results that start to resemble horns or strings, c.f. Whether they accurately capture "the real thing" at the very ...


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It's certainly possible to morph from one sound to another - this can be done using a technique as simple as cross-fading samples, or by doing an additive resynthessis of each sound and slowly changing from one spectrum to another. Bear in mind that even the sound of a single instrument isn't defined by a single waveform or spectrum - most instruments' ...


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It’s essential to understand the difference between overtones and harmonics for one who wants to understand orchestration from a physical point of view. The easiest to understand are harmonics, which was originally a mathematical term associated with a harmonic series, in which each term has a whole number ratio to all other terms. Overtones rather are ...


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