Dead Duck Deducktion

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12344 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:04 pm

I notice there hasn't really been a thread about this, which is probably why I only found out about it through this year's Dev Challenge. It's a really nice synth that treads a lot of familiar territory but still manages to have its own sound. It's probably not that popular because it comes with no presets at all but I actually found that quite engaging - instead of going through endless banks of sounds, I spent an hour or two actually creating a few of my own and enjoying the process much more than usual.

It's a 2 osc V/A with 2 multi-mode filters, 4 envelopes and 4 LFOs in a deceptively simple looking GUI. Seriously, it's basically a one page GUI with all that stuff and it doesn't look cramped or crowded, which is a pretty neat trick. To achieve it there are a few things hidden behind tabs but they are mostly sort of set and forget things.

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The hidden OSCS section unlocks a lot more features for the oscillators, allowing you to take control of phase, to add unison voices per oscillator and to play around with the sub-osc. The PLAY tab let's you choose from several different routing options for the oscillators and filters, among other things. The one thing it lacks is cross-mod between the oscillators. But even without that, there is still plenty to explore here and it's well worth checking out.
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KVRian
1211 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:19 am

Me too Bones.... something about this thing I really like. I too gave it more attention after Reducktion.
I am working on a bread n butter bank for Deducktion. I will post it here and on the KVR product page when done.

I have also dug into the DD channel lately and found I can actually replace Waves SSL with it. I was able to match several tones quite easily.

Reaper and the Dead Duck suite can go along way.
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KVRAF
4511 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:41 am

Aah. No Mac version. too bad, looks pretty cool ngl
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KVRian
1073 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:55 am

There was a big thread, but it's closed : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=533054&hilit=deducktion
More BPM please

KVRAF
1694 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:18 am

Excellent synth. Easy on the eye and nicely laid out. No messing with logging in or registration.

Love the sub, its very musical. Detune makes it sound pretty analogue. I am getting some crackling but maybe that down to my hasty programming and when I have more time I will see if that can be eliminated. Making basic presets is a doddle. Yep, I really like this one. This years developer challenge has produced some superb entries, its hard to decide an order number. Thanks for pointing it out Bones :)

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KVRAF
15794 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 am

Actually Deducktion was from the 2018 developer's challenge. It got my vote for first place but it lost out to a guitar stomp box possibly because it was cross platform.

That brings up an interesting question. If a developer doesn't have a Mac in order to create a Mac version should they be punished in the voting for that?

Should the voting be platform specific? In other words a winner for Windows only and a winner for Cross Platform or? Too late for this DC but something to ponder in the future.

But yea Deducktion is a very nice synth and his entry for this year's DC "Reducktion" is excellent as well. A lot of competition this year so it will be interesting to see who wins. At any rate I think Dead Duck should continue synth development into the commercial realm. He certainly has the talent. :tu:
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KVRAF
1694 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:00 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 am
Actually Deducktion was from the 2018 developer's challenge. It got my vote for first place but it lost out to a guitar stomp box possibly because it was cross platform.

That brings up an interesting question. If a developer doesn't have a Mac in order to create a Mac version should they be punished in the voting for that?

Should the voting be platform specific? In other words a winner for Windows only and a winner for Cross Platform or? Too late for this DC but something to ponder in the future.

But yea Deducktion is a very nice synth and his entry for this year's DC "Reducktion" is excellent as well. A lot of competition this year so it will be interesting to see who wins. At any rate I think Dead Duck should continue synth development into the commercial realm. He certainly has the talent. :tu:
Ah, right, of course, its not this years entry.

I should have known that because I already had "Reducktion" installed. That one sounds good but the interface is a bit too busy for me, I much prefer the UI of "Deducktion".

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KVRAF
15794 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:29 am

Both can be skinned and/or edited..... :)


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KVRAF
6554 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 am

So next synth will be .. Seducktion? :P
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15794 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:02 pm

I don't know but that would be a brilliant name.
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Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:04 pm

:hihi:
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12344 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:18 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 am
That brings up an interesting question. If a developer doesn't have a Mac in order to create a Mac version should they be punished in the voting for that? Should the voting be platform specific? In other words a winner for Windows only and a winner for Cross Platform or? Too late for this DC but something to ponder in the future.
That's a really good idea - separate competitions for Mac and Windows and you can only vote in one or the other, to stop people from pumping up the votes on a platform they don't use.
But yea Deducktion is a very nice synth and his entry for this year's DC "Reducktion" is excellent as well.
I like the sound of Reducktion but I didn't like using it much. The GUI, especially the layout, doesn't work for me at all. Too much of a monolithic slab of knobs. OTOH, I really like using this one. It's weird how that works but it absolutely makes a huge difference to whether or not I want to use something.
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Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:50 am

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i found out where he got the inspiration for the gui design :D
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KVRist
379 posts since 12 Jul, 2006

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:05 am

I don't know what you mean, that's clearly a different shade of orange! :oops:

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12344 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:19 pm

Yup, another one of my favourite GUIs.
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