Intellijel’s Plonk is a physical modeling percussion synthesizer for eurorack format. It’s made in partnership with Applied Acoustics Systems (A|A|S) who specialize in physical modeling. I think their plugin Chromaphone is really the legacy brain behind Plonk. Both are great… Plonk, being hardware, has less depth but seems more playable; especially live. Chromaphone works better in DAW production. You just can’t beat plugin recall and precision control in a sequence.

Free drum sample pack - Plonk Hits

Now that the summary is out of the way… I made some sounds. You can have them for free. These are rough edits… and loosely categorized into folders, and should be somewhat self-explanatory. I find them really useful in a hardware sampler like Octatrack, or in a software drum plugin like Battery.

For a more entertaining look into what Plonk can do…   and to see the trick I used to make this collection of samples,  watch this video from the talented Andrew Haung.


Joseph Miller is a polymath working in music and sound mediums. He contracts with companies from around the world, on projects big and small, from an studio filled with wild and wonderful sound making devices and acoustic musical instruments.

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