Gary E. Peek's music site - Software Synthesizer Waveforms
The following are graphic files of waveforms from the EDI/Roland VSC software synthesizer
included with Cakewalk Music Creator Pro, included to help understand the relationship
between the sounds of digitally sampled natural instruments and "synthesizer" sounds.
The note used for all waveforms was "C5", which is not in the characteristic range
of all instruments, but was a compromise. Some of the instruments included a slight
tremelo or vibrato which can be seen as a change in amplitude and/or frequency.
The overall amplitude difference between instruments is coincidental.
The waveforms viewed like this do not tell the whole story about some of these sounds,
because some of them get their sound from their attack and decay characteristics.
Piano 1 (Acoustic Grand)
E. Piano 1 (Fender Rhodes)
Analog Brass 1
Analog Brass 2
Synth Brass 4
Fretless Bass (guitar)
Synth Bass 2