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Noras

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How can I make this synth Pluck?
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:58:39 am »
Hi guys I sign up to this forum because this piece of Pluck sound is stuck in my head for a week i try to achieved the similar sound but couldn't get exacly .
Can anyone help me what synth pluck is this what VST what presets or how can i achieved?

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https://soundcloud.com/faydee/faydee-move-on-cest-la-vie

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Re: How can I make this synth Pluck?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 02:45:46 am »
Honestly sounds to me like just a basic supersaw pluck. You could pretty much do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCow165uLxc on any synth VST, doesn't need to be sylenth.

Sounds like in your example they also have the noise oscillator a little louder than in the youtube example. The general concept for all pluck sounds are the same, you can just change things here and there (wavetables/wave type, unison, filter amount, pitch modulation amount, effects, etc) to taste.

I'd also like to get a little sappy and say that it's a really good learning exercise to try and copy others' sound design, but it gets to a point where for most sounds you'll never get it EXACTLY the same, nor should you, because you're you and they're them and each of you go about making music a little bit differently (which is part of the beauty of music really) ;D

Hope this helps!

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Re: How can I make this synth Pluck?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 09:29:27 pm »
"Plucked" or "Struck" sounding synth sounds utilize a low pass gate for the effect. In modern analog synths the gate is triggered and an led flashes. The dimming of the led creates the musical and organic decay. Here's a link to the one in my modular- http://www.makenoisemusic.com/modules/optomix
Not sure how to do it with a soft synth, but I hope this helps!

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Re: How can I make this synth Pluck?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 01:35:26 pm »
To get a strong pluck sound, it is great to find a synth that allows you to customize the attack shape. Usually the more convex the attack the more plucky the sound is. If you have a synth where you can not set the attack shape, you can still use the so-called recursive modulation to shape the attack of the amplifier and the filter.

Here is a video and text tutorial about it:
10 Tricks for Access Virus and search for "Recursive modulation" on the page.. it works with most software synth, e.g. with NI Massive.