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Pluck generates a synthesized pluck tone with abrupt or gradual fade-out, and selectable pitch corresponding to a MIDI note.
Advice Note carefully that when you apply a Generator to a selected time-stretched clip the changed speed of the clip will be automatically rendered.
  • If you apply a Generator to a selection within a time-stretched clip then Audacity will split the original clip so that the selection can be rendered as part of applying the Generator
Accessed by: Generate > Pluck
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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.


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