Not the overall sound, mind - just one particular synth/patch/sample.
I'm trying to recreate the trademark sound of some of the 'hits' on Britney's Max-Martin produced stuff. The most famous example would be at the start of 'Oops I did it again'. The stabs, on Db, have a very recogniseable, and specific sound.
It sounds like part of it may be piano, but with no release trail - almost as if someone's snipped the middle of a piano key sample and triggered it (with no key-strike or key-release sound) and I got somewhere near by using exessive gating on a piano sound, but it's still way off.
Is it a well known synth preset, or a combination of 3 or four instruments/samples, or something else entirely?
Would love to hear if anyone knows how I could get this particular sound.