I know there is a topic about synth quality in MSP but I'd like to make this more specific.
I'm particularly interested in what commercial companies do to make their synths sound more pleasing to the ear. I imagine there are a series of small processes that make even simple oscillators sound slightly different to standard MSP synthesis.
Essentially, I'm interested in what gives a digital synth its character. Does anyone know more about this, or perhaps have some links?