Model not the Waveform, Not the Spectrum, but
the Time Domain Physics of the Instrument
Voice: Late 1950s
Strings: Late 60s
Winds: Late 70s
Can take advantage of one-dimensional paths in many
systems. Strings,narrow pipes, and other such paths
can often be replaced with delay lines (waveguides).
Any losses and some non-linearities along these paths
can be lumped into calculations at at connection points.