Alveolar Plosive

tongue to ridge

Alveolar Plosive


[component-1] Alveolar Ridge
[component-2] Tongue

The alveolar ridge is the protruding bony ridge on the roof of the mouth just behind the top front teeth. The sound is made by stopping and releasing air between the tongue on the alveolar ridge.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Alveolar Plosive is made in the mouth.

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The Alveolar Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Feedback Hat

Digi Synth

D-Kick Oscillation


Reverb 808 Snare

Electro Stab

Muted Guitar Slide

Muted Guitar

Synth 'noh'



Synth 'deh'

Trumpet Slide

Trumpet Stab

Low-Pass Filter Snare

Low-Pass Filter D-Kick

Depeche Kick

Rag Bass

Tour De France

Double Bass


D-Kick and Open Hat

D Echo

Sharp Shaker

Soft Hat

Dove Bass

Forward Scratch

Alien Buzz

Emergency Button

Space Drill

Incoming Transmission

808 Timestretch Snare

Lo Fi 808 Snare Fizz

Dubstep Bass


Lawnmower Choke

Lawnmower Starter

Lawnmower Crank

Digital Alarm



Pizzicato Shudder

Roll Them D's!


Tabla Hard

Stadium Snare

World Kick

Dry Kick

Gunshot Snare

Resonant 808 Snare

Reverb 808 Snare

Long Verb 808 Snare

Hi-Pass 808 Snare

Heavy Closed Hat

Heavy Open Hat

ELO Handclap

Reverb 808 Snare

Reverb D-Kick

Hollow Crash


Thin 808 Snare

808 Hollow Snare

808 Perfect Snare

808 Snare

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