Modeling VS Sampling | Which Makes Better Digital Piano Sounds?
When it comes to digital pianos, the main challenge facing engineers is the task at hand to reproduce two things accurately: the sound, (tone) and the feel (touch) of an acoustic piano. When you press an acoustic piano key, it activates a hammer, which then strikes string(s), which, in turn, vibrates and makes a sound. Add to that the complex tonal interactions, such as string resonance, damper resonance, cabinet resonance, and natural reverberation, then you see Digital Piano manufacturers have their work cut out for them reproducing this complex sound. Currently, digital pianos use one or a combination of the methods of Sampling and Digital Modeling to reproduce the sound of an acoustic piano and other musical instruments. We are here today to delve into the question of Modeling VS Sampling...which is better?