[LAU] Possible to have realistic guitar strumming sounds using my keyboard?

robert lazarski robertlazarski at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 20:56:39 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:54 PM, robert lazarski
<robertlazarski at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, while my Korg keyboard does a pretty good job of imitating the
>> sounds of various instruments, I can never seem to get the guitars to
>> sound like they're being strummed. In my (simplistic) estimation its a
>> matter of rolling the notes consecutively from low to high (down-stroke)
>> and then high to low (up-stroke), perhaps needing variable pressure on
>> different notes?
>> So my basic question is, how would you produce as realistic a guitar
>> strum as possible using an electronic keyboard with the requisite sound
>> banks? Or should I give it up and just record my guitar directly (neck
>> needs straightening...)?
> Which korg do you have? My Oasys does a good job imho, see the demos
> on the korg site and youtube for examples. The Oasys uses a linux OS,
> so its definitely possible on linux though perhaps there is no open
> source implementation yet - not sure. My GenoQs Octopus also claims to
> do strumming but I haven't explored that feature yet.
> - R

Forgot the mention that the Korg technology that does strumming is
Karma, so if your Korg has karma 2, you it may be worth exploring.

- R

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