NAMM 2013: moForte's PowerChord

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 moForte was an exciting discovery. This new company is currently developing "PowerChord," a virtual instrument which harnesses the power of physical modeling synthesis to capture the physics of a guitar. This allows for amazing results obtained similarly to playing a real guitar as well as features that cannot be implemented in the real world constrained by natural laws. 

moForte was created by Pat Scandalis, Nick Porcaro (both former researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics [CCRMA], where FM synthesis and digital waveguide synthesis was developed) and Dr. Julius O. Smith III (Professor at Stanford/CCRMA. Dr. Smith helped develop Digital Waveguide Synthesis which is used to create PowerChord). Read more about the creators here.

PowerChord will be available in Spring 2013. 

ipadloops captured this video of PowerChord in action:

There, on the table and to the left, was this beauty: "Physical Audio Signal Processing for Virtual Musical Instruments and Audio Effects by Julius O. Smith III," a foundation for physical modeling synthesis.

Pro Tip: It is available to read here
And, more of his books can be read here.
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