Calling all engineers!
Is there anyone who can get me started on my way to physical modeling? I would just like someone to provide in laymen's terms the basic conceptual difference between creating a software instrument by modeling it vsd FM synthesis.
Or is FM synthesis + studying spectrograms of instrument samples and using bp filters, noise bursts, etc. to match them the extent of it? (I've tried it so far to little success).
A generic answer is desirable, but just so you know I am going to attempt to use PD to make acoustic piano sounds as a first project. Maybe someday I can have a whole software orchestra do Mahler, why not?
P.S. If anyone has not looked into Yamaha's AN, here is what inspired the project: