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Pluck generates a synthesized pluck tone with abrupt or gradual fade-out, and selectable pitch corresponding to a MIDI note.
Accessed by: Generate > Pluck...

Pluck MIDI pitch

MIDI values indicate what pitch to use. Examples:

  • C notes are: 24, 36, 48, 60 (middle C, default), 72, 84, 96, 108
  • C# (C sharp) above middle C is 61.

Fade-out type

Enables you to choose between an "abrupt" or a "gradual" fade-out for the pluck.


Specifies the length of the specified pluck. The default is 1 second, the maximum is 1 minute.


Clicking on the command buttons give the following results:

  • Manage gives a dropdown menu enabling you to manage presets for the tool and to see some detail about the tool. For details see Manage presets
  • Preview plays a short preview of what the audio would sound like if the effect is applied with the current settings, without making actual changes to the audio. The length of preview is determined by your setting in Edit > Preferences > Playback, the default setting is 6 seconds.
  • OK applies the effect to the selected audio with the current effect settings and closes the dialog
  • Cancel aborts the effect and leaves the audio unchanged, closing the dialog
  • Help Button brings you to the appropriate page in the Manual, this page


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