I can not reccomend anything more then RMI in the IRCAM library by Richard Dudas. You have to pay for a forum membership to get it, but I promise you its well worth the price if your a student. They have such a clean sound, with plate, membrane, string and tube simulations, well built interfaces, and lots of modeling parameters. the MEKS also comes with IRCAM and has a ton of options as well. The IRCAM also has a really awesome granular and formant modeling system called Fog~ and on top of that all they have the cleanest granular external Ive ever heard the "sogs~"
I would definitely recommend you look into the Percolate collection. You may also want to look into rtcmix~. rtcmix
is a is a complete sound synthesis and signal processing language.
"More than 80 existing RTcmix synthesis and signal-processing instruments are currently accessible in the [rtcmix~] object, including a set of FFT/PVOC-based spectral manipulation tools, real-time Linear Prediction Coding (LPC) analysis/resynthesis, and most of the Synthesis ToolKit (STK) physical models created by Perry Cook and Gary Scavone."
This paper looks awesome, see thats what Im saying I wish they had stuff likke this in the help files.. maybe they do in the PD version.. but the max help files just show what messages it takes.. and the examples ali made are a bit confusing.
I just checked out RTCmix~ and I cant believe I never used this before, this is awesome, great sound quality and pretty easy to work with for a scripting language.
I'm also trying to blend sounds from a string instrument in MaxMSP 7 coupling sounds from Chromaphone 2 or String Studio (from Applied Acoustics Systems A|A|S). I wonder which way to explore, with the big plug-in window or the [vst~] or the Native Editor opened. I'm not yet familiar with the new Max MSP 7 interface, in fact i worked a lot with 4.6 and i'm just getting back to it.