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virtual instrument

(1) A physical gauge that measures and/or controls motion, distance, temperature, weight or some other physical property that is simulated in the computer via software.

(2) A musical instrument played on a computer. For years, computers have been used to simulate pianos and other musical instruments, allowing people to get a taste of the instrument without having the physical device. See synthesizer.

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They are easy to implement, especially as virtual instruments.
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As the music is playing, the playing of the players is very fast, so the real-time performance of the system is very high, in addition, a variety of different color makes the scene there may be interference, so the video based virtual instrument system must have some robustness, to adapt to the changes in the environment.
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