Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?
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Old 13-02-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

Got this real problem with getting these ''guitar'' pluck sounds. I don't play guitar so Im wondering how to get these kind of sounds. I have no idea if its samples or synths. I haven't came across any decent samples of this sound anywhere so Im thinking synths. I know not all these artists play guitar from articles

from 2:50 there is a nice lift riff in the background.



Starts at 1:27



at 2:55 I think this might be played but Im most interested in this one




Im using Ableton, I have logic but I dont use it, thought someone might know of something in there

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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

If one where playing guitar, one would mute/dampen the string a bit with the palm while plucking. These sound like recorded samples.

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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

It's simple filter (lowpass) cutoff envelope. You can combine it with [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
envelope for better results.
The last video sounds like a real guitar (some overdrive/distortion and palm-muting), not a synth.

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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

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I know not all these artists play guitar from articles
They might have friends or family that play guitar?
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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

I'm a former guitarist. Song 2 is a synth for me, song 3 is a sampled real guitar, a not very real one... Song 1 i can't tell. What you call pluck, in the guitar world is called palm mute.

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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

I had some suspicion the 2nd was a synth. I was also certain.
I searched around for a plugin, there seems to be a few but no one has said awesome things about any. I'm on my phone ATM but might try looking for a sample.

Have you guys come across any thing you found decent ?
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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

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They might have friends or family that play guitar?
Yeah for sure just wanted to explore another angle and assume maybe they hadn't.

The 3rd track I know the artist plays the guitar but thinking the 2nd was a synth and the 1st sounding sampled
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Re: Maceo Plex Guitar funk/house samples or synth style sound ?

I would use a sample library. Accoustic samples tends to make a track more pleasant to listen too. In the first 2 examples you can get the result in both ways. The third one can't be done with a synth.

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