When it comes to electronic dance music production, few things come close to the pluck sound. The humble pluck is the backbone of so many different genres and finding or designing a good one is like finding a pot of gold. While there are so many good pluck presets for every synth you can think of, from Massive to Sylenth 1 and everything in between, nothing beats designing your own pluck sound from scratch.
It’s quick and easy and there are so many ways you can add your own style and create your signature sound. It just takes a little bit of knowledge of how synthesizers work and how to use the different filters, envelopes and effects to create an amazing pluck sound.
Here’s a (pretty long) video I put together showing you everything you need to know about designing amazing pluck sounds. In the video I use Sylenth 1 but you can use your favorite synth and follow along. the concepts are the same and it’s all about how creative you can get with it.