How can I make this pluckish sound?

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  1. Navi

    Navi Member

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    I usually try to refrain from posting these types of questions, but this one is just bugging me because I cant get it right....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DT8YirZD6U
    At 0:15.

    It seems pretty simple but I can't get it right at all, the sound is sick!

    I have massive, anyone have any advice? Thanks :zest:
     
  2. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Good Lord, lol at that tune, please let it not be real.

    Sorry to be useless but fuck me.
     
  3. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

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    Envelope on the filter of a synth with a sawtooth or a triangle (if chosen a sawtooth lower freq settings).
    High octaves and different pan echoes.
     
  4. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Look at some synth's trance banks, I bet you'll find it there!
     
  5. Navi

    Navi Member

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    Regardless of what you think of the track, I still think the patch is cool.

    I figured it out anyways, thanks Neomind for being somewhat helpful.
     
  6. tim_c

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    epic track. what did you do (navi) to emulate that pluck?
     
  7. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    i really like the riff of that tune. sick. but the sounds, meh, dunno.
     
  8. Navi

    Navi Member

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    If you use Massive I can upload the patch. You'll need a newer version with the updated filters and all that.

    I made it using one saw wave, one pulse, and another saw pitched up one octive. Then used an envelope to modulate a lowpass filter.

    Actually, someone else helped me make it, so I can't really claim credit for it.. it's pretty cool sounding though imo.
     
  9. IbbyDnB

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    well id say to make a pluck sound you need to play with your ADSR on your amp env. perticulay decay and sustain. no sustain at all, then play with the decay with it quite quick til you get the degree of "pluck" youd like. then maybe play with the release a little, and it sounds like its coming up though a low pass filter, and run though some delay. use wich ever waves you fancy. saw tooth thorugh a band pass with the cut off on about 10 o'clock (or there abouts, have a play) will get you closest to a real string sound, since sawtooth waves have every harmonic and, guitars(or any other string instrument), string's vibrate in all modes, giveing all harmoics, hope it helps!
     
  10. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    <rant>
    Part I: hmm frankly, sounds like a real cuppa shit to me. Mr Colman... dance heads got his way then? -_- I remember when you said you hated trancey drum n bass - now look at hospital.
    </rant>

    <help>
    Part II: Anyway, thanks for being part of the conversation Navi - feel free to pull me up on anything you think im being a bastard about in Part I - i will take it into consideration best i can.

    The pluck however is a really nice sound (twinkly sound @ 30sec i guess?). use an FM synth, you get a great pluck sound using secondary modulators in FM synthesis. the common culprates are sine - pulse n triangle wave/osc with strong decay to sustain values. Use a great. deep reverb
    </help>

    <rant>
    Part I extended: I fucking hate this tune for reasons stated below.

    1. There are AMAZING and relatively UNKNOWN producers in this and other forums that deserve more attention & credit then this p.o.s... (e.g Talon, Kama, DTX etc great producers, check em out)

    2. Danny Byrd = great, Netsky = great. Thats an obvious and simple formula.... ( But Danny Byrd + Netsky = Fail imhho)
    </rant>

    <conclusion>
    I hope this isn't the way hospital is headed. if it is, Imma stop listening. Simples.
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  11. T Leaf

    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    actually my last post was well harsh - excuse me. Hospital is a great collective. Just don't like that track.
     
  12. dexter

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    wow why did it turn into that awful old school bass, fuck i hate that shit with a passion, danny should stop using that shit.

    not the greatest tune but dont know why you guys let your heavy flow gush all over the floor.
     
  13. wilf

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    navi, any chance of u uploading that patch?
    cheers
     
  14. Navi

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