I'm a mad fan of
pluck as many may know - but the samples can be a little iffy.
Having spent a bit of time now using tidalcycles and estuary (extra limitations on samples), I've got some ideas about how I'd like a sample set to be - ie
My theory (so far) around what makes a good set for an analog harmonic instrument sample set is:
- Pitch the sample at Concert C
- Make sample:0 a "commonly" used technique of the instrument
- Extra samples should maintain the pitch, but vary the technique of playing the note based on commonly used technique variations of that instrument
I've developed my first sample set for fretless electric bass using this methodology, hopefully addressing some of the issues found in
pluck - I'd love to get some feedback/critique so I can hone it a bit before I move onto more sets, so please give it a try!