Image-Line Sakura String Modeler (Download)

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  • 'Sakura', the string physical modelling instrument. Like the transient beauty of Sakura (Japanese for Cherry Blossom), the sound of stringed instruments blossoms and fades.

'Sakura', the string physical modelling instrument. Like the transient beauty of Sakura (Japanese for Cherry Blossom), the sound of stringed instruments blossoms and fades.

Reproduce the delicate pluck of a single string

Sakura can reproduce the delicate pluck of a single string, a violins bowing or the sonorous resonance of a grand piano. Most importantly, the curious musician can take control of every aspect of the simulation to create fantastic instruments. Ever wanted to know what a 20 foot guitar sounded like? Or a bowed piano? Now you can find out, Sakura opens up a world of string modelling possibilities, why not download the Sakura demo and try it for yourself. The Sakurazensen is coming, be there to experience it.

Virtual modelling in Sakura follows a 5 stage hanami-process :

  • Contact - An impulse, the mechanical contact with the string, is first generated then shaped to simulate plucks, picks, scrapes, hammers, taps or humble fingers.
  • Vibration - Sakura’s dual string model then gives the operator control over a wide range of parameters such as damping, tension, positioning and string properties.
  • String interaction - The dual strings are then mixed, panned and enveloped to simulate interactions.
  • Resonance - The string/s vibration then interacts with an 8-resonator ‘body simulator’ to create the size, material and shape of the instrument
  • Acoustics - Virtual acoustic space is then simulated with chorus, delay and reverberation effects

Terms :

  • Sakura: Japanese for Cherry Blossom.
  • Hanami: The custom of enjoying the beauty of Sakura.
  • Sakurazensen: The Sakura-front as it moves across Japan with the developing season.
  • VST plugin
  • PC:
  • WINDOWS: 7, 8, 10 or later
  • 2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
  • 512Mb RAM.
  • 30Mb free disc space.
  • DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard.
  • VST2 compatible host.
  • Mac:
  • macOS: 10.11 (El Capitan) or later (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave,...)
  • G4 1.5 GHz or Intel Core Duo family.
  • 512Mb RAM.
  • 30Mb free disc space.
  • CoreAudio drivers.
  • VST2 compatible host.
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