Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Duck Buddy 0.3
Author: Slynk  
Description: Duck Buddy v0.3 - Your friend with benefits!

This device triggers a custom gain reduction shape when it detects a MIDI note from the selected source.

Drop a Duck Buddy on your bassline and select your Drum Rack as the MIDI source. Select the Kick drum cell as your channel. Perfect sidechain!

Forget using compressors and other tools like LFOtool and Gatekeeper. This is the ultimate way to sidechain. With lookahead and the ramp/smooth settings you can achieve a clickless sidechain with ease!

Created by Jarlyk, Iggylabs & Slynk.
Thanks to Floodstate and the rest of the Slynk Bugs Discord Server for bug testing and cheering us on.

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Bugs we have sort of fixed:
- Channel selections were not being maintained during a copy/paste action of the whole device. It's sort of fixed but not really. It only works if you are selecting one of the first 17 channels. We're still working on it.

Bugs we have fixed:
- Depth knob wasn't working on the Push

Planned future changes:
- Rescale the waveform display so that medium volume input signals are not super tiny.

Device Details

Downloads: 1126
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Live Version Used: 11.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.1.9
Date Added: Mar 24 2021 00:49:17
Date Last Updated: Mar 26 2021 02:23:33
Average Rating (5) 5
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Device Files

Device File: Duck_Buddy.amxd


Insanely clean and way easier to use instead of setting up compression. A++++

Awesome! It was on my to-do list; it's not anymore :-)

One issue: the Depth knob on Push isn't bound to the actual knob on the device. I haven't open up the device yet, though, but that'll be a quick fix.

Also, it'dbe nice to disable the "is_mpe enabled" attribute as it's an audio device and could confuse people to see "MPE" in the device title bar. ;-)

Thanks for your comments Crampe. We have addressed those issues and are getting ready to drop a new version with a bunch of new features!

Great device, and thanks!

[Bug] If you group or ungroup the device, it looses its Input routing. Any way to fix that?

That bug only happens if your input is after the first x # of tracks, so it must be related to the bug you're already aware of.

Suggestion for creative use: Can you make it so that we can manually manipulate the length of the duck by how long the midi note is sustained or held down.- pretty pls.? Also, the ducking is not responding when I use a device that converts modwheel data to notes.

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