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 Dead Duck Deducktion by Dead Duck Software is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Dead Duck Deducktion
Dead Duck Deducktion
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Dead Duck Deducktion is a subtractive synthesizer in VST 2.4 format for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit hosts.


  • Two oscillators with saw, square, triangle and noise waveforms with 'supersaw' detune, PWM and square/triangle sub-oscillator options.
  • A resonant multi-mode filter with lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandstop and peaking options.
  • Three envelopes, four LFOs and a 12-slot modulation matrix for a wide range of modulation possibilities.
  • Built-in delay, chorus and reverb effects.
  • MIDI CC control of parameters and modulation sources allowing full interaction with hardware controllers.
  • Customisable GUI themes.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By lawramono
September 9, 2018

this is the kinda synth ive been.

looking for. A basic synth with a modulation matrix..

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Reviewed By evilplazma
September 5, 2018

Nice layout of all parameters and also +1 for the added mod matrix.

Dead simple to use.

Sounds great for all sounds.

Reminds a tiny bit of NI Monark.

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Discussion: Active
3 September 2018 at 11:33pm

Probably it deserve/need some starting preset... :-).

4 September 2018 at 5:49am

Yeah, some presets would have been handy, but i must admit, I had a fun hour or so making a few of my own for this little gem of a synth. I don't know about anyone else, but i think this is a great little bread and butter, hands-on VST which I'll be using for sure.

4 September 2018 at 12:45pm

To play when you are taking a break from Red Dead Redemption?

4 September 2018 at 4:08pm

There is a little problem. When I throw LFO on resonance in lowpass 24 mode, there is a constant crackling. Is it a problem with my computer or a bug?
In any case, a very good synthesizer.

6 September 2018 at 2:30pm

Hi, yes this is a bug. I'll put a fix in the next release, thanks for reporting.

Dave Schreier
Dave Schreier
5 September 2018 at 4:33am

Like it a lot - do miss cc64 sustain.

5 September 2018 at 10:57pm

Also good-looking (very clean UI, like the DD fx range) and is well explained on the DD website. Really a dev who keeps delivering.

6 September 2018 at 2:38am

I miss the legato/retriger modes when in mono, also Pulse Width control. But it's an amazing synth, 4 LFOs and 3 Envelopes.

6 September 2018 at 2:37pm

You can control the pulse-width using a Const modulator in the modulation matrix - set it to modulate Osc PW and set the amount between -50 and +50 for the desired pulse-width.

10 September 2018 at 11:38pm

Oh, thanks.

13 September 2018 at 8:14pm

This looks a lot like Maschine software.

14 September 2018 at 5:16pm

Your synth sounds good, you had my vote....but...I don't like the GUI...

I would like a full access to parameters, OSC, LFO, Env on the same panel and not a switch access...this is not user friendly.

(I'm ok with mod, ctrl, fx access).

Please add LFO & Env on the main panel below Osc, Filter..

Cheers .

23 September 2018 at 12:38pm

What a fantastic synth!.

My only wish is that the presets, banks and skins are not written to a "home" directory away from the VST dll directory. I use Reaper in portable form and its great to synchronise this through a Dropbox directory... but of course then everything for the VST's needs to be together. Is it possible for the "home" directory to be a sub-directory of the dll's location? Or at least give the option to choose the location rather than have it in Users\xxx\AppData\Local?

I love all the Dead Duck VST's.... and the fact they are self-contained!.

Cheers and thank you.


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Dead Duck Deducktion

Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

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