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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 21:01:51 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 22:56 -0300, robert lazarski wrote:
> 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
I've got a Korg PA50, and I have no idea what Karma is =), is it the
operating system? On their website it says for my keyboard there's OPOS
(Objective Portable Operating System).

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