Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

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jp008
KVRer
14 posts since 15 Oct, 2010

Post Tue May 22, 2018 12:26 pm

Don't know why, but after adjusting a global tuning frequency parameter on my synth, some of the keyboard effects started to sound really quacky in a mix. The reason why I had to change the frequency is I had to tune the keyboard to the rest of the instruments in the mix. Anyone know of a plugin that will smooth it out the quackiness without killing the top end ?

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1721 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 1:25 pm

this isn't a real post, is it? you've given almost no information; what synth? and is the filter attack slower than the volume attack? or have you considered simply using another sound? if you want useful answers, provide more details...
always one plugin short of perfection...

imrae
KVRist
394 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 1:41 pm

Short answer: EQ
Right answer: Rebuild the synth patch

onerob
KVRist
199 posts since 28 Oct, 2014

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 2:19 pm

Or a dynamic eq. TDR Nova could work. There's a free version available.

Greenstorm33
KVRist
358 posts since 27 Apr, 2012

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 3:38 pm

Stop using the "Duck Organ" wavetable in MASSIVE

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layzer
KVRAF
5526 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 5:24 pm

find a plugin that teaches how to use that synth plugin :idea:
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Frantz
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4809 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm

fisherKing wrote:you've given almost no information; what synth?
Yeah, this is a wild goose chase.

:ducks and runs:

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1721 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 6:02 pm

Frantz wrote:
fisherKing wrote:you've given almost no information; what synth?
Yeah, this is a wild goose chase.

:ducks and runs:

or a wild duck chase...
always one plugin short of perfection...

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22057 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Tue May 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Use a ducker
I didn't get where I am today ...

HunterKiller
KVRAF
1997 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 8:16 am

jp008 wrote:Anyone know of a plugin that will smooth it out the quackiness without killing the top end?
Did you try Reason?

Or use a De-quacker, it should be able to keep your top from coming off, whilst removing the most annoying sound in the world.
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foosnark
KVRAF
4377 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 9:01 am

HunterKiller wrote:Did you try Reason?
Have you ever tried reasoning with a duck? They just don't listen.

Stefken
KVRian
555 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 9:59 am

Use the same silencer you use on your wife.
If that does the trick, it should able to dequack everything. :wink:

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Nielzie
KVRAF
8974 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherlands

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 am

I always use this plugin, it's amazing.
None are so hopeless enslaved as KVRians with GAS.

Bug Music
KVRist
66 posts since 7 Dec, 2004

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Sorry, it's only 32 bit Mac AU, but it's just the thing.

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/duckeq-by-heelaudio

- Jay

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1721 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Plugin to fix 'quacky' sounding synth in a mix ?

Post Thu May 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Bug Music wrote:Sorry, it's only 32 bit Mac AU, but it's just the thing.

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/duckeq-by-heelaudio

- Jay
64bit setup? shouldn't be an issue; run 2 of them (32x2=64)...
always one plugin short of perfection...

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