|This introduction is meant to give You a deeper insight in how OBBO can be used to play musically convincing wind instrument phrasings and articulations. You will learn which preset to use best with your midi equipment and how the factory presets can be tweaked to open up the fullest expressive scope for your playing.
Some BasicsAmplitude and timbre of the tone are closely tied together in the OBBO synth engine. A quiet tone will always be mute while a loud tone sounds more brilliant and sharp. Conventional synthesis methods usually attempt to imitate this relation through subtractive filtering of some kind. OBBOs near original timbre on the other hand is achieved by using the original tone color that has been extracted from recordings of the instrument. OBBO comes with a number of presets that have been prepared to give optimal results with a wide variety of midi controllers.
The Ideal controller to produce this behaviour would surely be a midi wind instrument or else a keyboard combined with a breath controller.
The image shows the envelope of a melodic line that has been played using a midi wind instrument. It displays the same level of expressiveness and variation that a performance on the original instrument would have.
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