How would I achieve this kind of sound? What plugin would you recommend I use? It sounds like it has a soft texture to me, it isn't too bassy but it has a bit of a low end applied, mainly high end, I can also tell he has put a delay on it and I think he also applied some reverb to it and a bit of an attack as well. Also, to my ears, it sounds a little bit like a trumpet, but only a little bit? I can definitely tell it is synthetic and not an acoustic sample from a real instrument.
And, does anybody know how to recreate or come close to making this sound from the Mass Effect Galaxy map theme? I'm referring to the arpeggiated synth playing in ostinato throughout the piece. Not the high-pitched plucked synth which accompanies the piece a few seconds in, I mean the one which plays at the beginning.