Thanks for the link, Paradroid. More homework!
On the other link, RenÃ© gave me a civil answer to what was a bit of a smart alec comment on my part, so I resolve in future to behave. It is exceptional that the (chief) developer gives so freely of his time.
RenÃ© said in the other post that DimPro has enough for a sound designer to be getting on with. This is true, but it is still essentially a sample player/virtual analog synth with dream specs compared to hardware samplers.
Now, as a sound designer, reading that DimPro has a waveguide as soundsource was certainly was what tilted my decision to spring for a DimPro copy. Waveguide simulation is a very exciting technology, promising expressive playing beyond anyone's dreams, and I mean that. I own a Yamaha VL70m and WX5 wind controller, and it is fantastic. It is so responsive, I cannot find words to describe it.
Here's links about waveguides physical modelling. http://www.harmony-central.com/Synth/Articles/Physical_Modeling/#wav http://www.enlightenedsystems.com/vl/physmodl.htm http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/jul94/yamahavl1.html
The VL70m simulates instruments with a constant excitor, like reeds, trumpet mouthpiece, violin bows. A waveguide is the string instrument equivalent to this. It simulates plucked strings, hammers, etc. I think even RenÃ© mentioned this in a posting once when I asked what the waveguide is. So I hope RenÃ© forgives my disappointment when all I found was the opcode "waveguide=on".
Please note, the DimPro sales material clearly lists the waveguide as a sound generator. But without offering any detail about how limited the implementation is, I feel this borders on misrepresentation and explains my smart alec comment in lost sheep's thread.
Still, reading between the lines of RenÃ©'s posting, the true reason for not releasing the opcodes fully yet is because it is still evolving and they don't want to get into a situation where opcodes must be supported for backward compatibility.
In other words, something is bubbling under the surface. I'm sure it's just a question of waiting a while!