What's your favorite Synth for creating Pluck sounds.

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KVRAF

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1728 posts since 23 Sep, 2005

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:24 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:53 am
Muziksculp wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:17 am
Hi,

What is your favorite Synth for creating great sounding pluck sounds ?

Thanks,
Muziksculp
Any example of what you have in mind?
I don't have anything specific in mind. Just general good sounding pluck sounds, I know there are lots of flavors of Plucky sounds, I'm just curious to know which Synth is very popular, and good at making plucky sounds of all varieties.

I Like Spire for Plucks, but I also use other Synths for Plucky sounds. I also find some FM synths good for making sharp/metallic type plucks.

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KVRAF
19401 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:25 pm

Hive does gorgeous sounding plucks... fast and diverse sonic range

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KVRAF

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1728 posts since 23 Sep, 2005

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:37 pm

i.e. I love these plucky sounds in this TD tack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADwA4qA62U
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KVRAF
3230 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:02 pm

5:02 on, Miami Vice breathy synth voice Fairlight sound and Art of Noise / Moments in Love snare sound in one song :hihi:

By plucks you mean the short percussive sounds at the beginning?

KVRist
68 posts since 12 Jul, 2020

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:31 pm

Falcon with it's pluck Oscillator.

KVRAF
5103 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:20 pm

Everything with Karplus Strong

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KVRAF

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1728 posts since 23 Sep, 2005

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:55 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:02 pm
5:02 on, Miami Vice breathy synth voice Fairlight sound and Art of Noise / Moments in Love snare sound in one song :hihi:

By plucks you mean the short percussive sounds at the beginning?
There are various types of Pluck sounds in the TD dream track I posted.

The one I really like is the sound they use for the main melody part, at around 1:00 , kind of steel guitar like sound, but more edgy/sharp, bright, and has a nice decay to it.

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KVRAF
19401 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:43 pm

Muziksculp wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:55 pm
e-crooner wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:02 pm
5:02 on, Miami Vice breathy synth voice Fairlight sound and Art of Noise / Moments in Love snare sound in one song :hihi:

By plucks you mean the short percussive sounds at the beginning?
There are various types of Pluck sounds in the TD dream track I posted.

The one I really like is the sound they use for the main melody part, at around 1:00 , kind of steel guitar like sound, but more edgy/sharp, bright, and has a nice decay to it.
Hive is excellent for those sorts of sounds. I don't happen to have a ready made audio demo of a bright steel guitar type sound like that, but it does that sort of stuff well since 2.1 and the new filters. It is really fast to create new pluck sounds cause you can use the new comb type filters and swap wavetables with a very short env to make a transient and get a wide variety of results very fast. The Env's are flexible. You can make organic and natural sounding plucks and more punchy electronic type plucks and so on. You can make bright crisp plucks that are not brittle and still sound natural.

Here are a couple examples I made when testing the new 2.1 update.

https://dandelionaudio.com/sound/Hive21-PL5.mp3
https://dandelionaudio.com/sound/hive21-5.mp3

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KVRian
1477 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:47 pm

Almost any of my synths will do fine. Maybe the PM stuff is my fav(?)
gadgets an gizmos...make noise
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KVRAF
5080 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:21 pm

Plasmonic!!!

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KVRAF
7168 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from Auckland, NZ

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:56 pm

I like Physical Modelling synths for Plucks. They are perfect IMO :)
Like, Logic Sculpture, NI Prism and Live's Collision.

The "Pluck" function in Harmor is great as well (additive synth).

Those what comes to mind now!

KVRian
895 posts since 14 May, 2003

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:12 am

AAS String Synth; Image Line's Sakura and Harmless all do synthesized plucks quite well, ... and Pianoteq also!

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KVRist
70 posts since 27 Nov, 2013 from Planet EARTH

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:28 am

ES2

KVRist
426 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:50 am

I might have a broader than normal definition of "plucked", but Hive 2 is pretty good.

KVRist
221 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:59 pm

Spire and ANA2

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