What is your favorite synth for plucks?

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ariston
KVRAF
3500 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:36 am

Why not post snippets of your favorite plucks? A sound says more than 1000 posts.

sinewavves
KVRer
12 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:03 am

The Roland Cloud has some good ones. The kind of 'sample pack' ones esp

e-crooner
KVRist
154 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:18 am

When were synth plucks first used? Are the various synths at the beginning of this old song considered plucks? Does pluck basically mean any short synth sounds with fast attack and no sustain?
The real strings are also plucked, nice contrast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFnYcIqj6I

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:30 am

This is a good overview of synth pluck sounds and how to create them: https://youtu.be/8Cun_HAdXRs

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:37 am

Here is deadmau5 composing with his famous Serum pluck sound: https://youtu.be/Mu8AcdQlApw

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 am

e-crooner wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:18 am
When were synth plucks first used? Are the various synths at the beginning of this old song considered plucks? Does pluck basically mean any short synth sounds with fast attack and no sustain?
The real strings are also plucked, nice contrast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFnYcIqj6I
I am not sure who used them first but this is a good early example. They emulate the string pizzacato sound and they are also used in this song as a nice contrasting sound as you mentioned.

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:45 am

Here is another great example of synth plucks in a Gareth Emery song. It is his trademark: https://youtu.be/0bj4i-sW44s

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:54 am

Here is a good short tutorial on plucks from SeamlessR: https://youtu.be/ejLYXZwlcyc

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:57 am

A good example of the deadmau5 pluck in a song: https://youtu.be/x2ft5nopEZ0

tony10000
KVRian
538 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 am

Here is a very early pluck type sound from Moroder on a Donna Summer tune: https://youtu.be/Nm-ISatLDG0

e-crooner
KVRist
154 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: What is your favorite synth for plucks?

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:24 am

Ah, right, that famous song, was that before or after the dinosaurs died out? :)

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