REQ: Devious Machines - Duck (Win / macOS)
Ducking, or sidechain compression, is one of the defining effects of modern music. From classic house to modern EDM, tracks by Daft Punk, Noisia and Eric Prydz ooze that pumping, ducking effect.
So, whether you’re producing pumping house or broken beats, Duck delivers in seconds.
Duck makes it easy to design a custom volume shape that repeats at a speed and depth of your choice, or use one of 58 presets to find new and inspiring effects. As well as sidechain compression Duck is capable of trance-gating, tremolo and any other volume effect you can think of. For more control, enable split band mode and adjust the separate low and high frequency controls. And Duck can be triggered with audio from a sidechain input or by MIDI notes, making it easier than ever for hip-hop and bass music producers.
Why You Need Duck
Instant sidechain pumping as soon as you load the plugin
Cleaner, louder and more exciting mixes
Choose from 8 preset curves or 58 creative and useful Duck patches
Draw your own curves and rhythms to use now, or save them later
Set the overall pump, or apply to low and high bands with adjustable crossover
Run Duck in Repeat mode, or use sidechained audio or MIDI signals to trigger
Smoothing control to remove clicks: including super-accurate pre-smoothing algorithm when in LFO mode
Run on individual tracks, groups or your master bus for different pump effects
Low CPU usage means you can run Duck on loads of tracks
Mac and Windows: VST/AU/AAX plugin.