THE DUCK OF DEATH
The Duck of Death is an unusual library. It is not what you would expect. The Duck of Death is an exploration into changing an irritating and horrible sound into something beautiful and cinematic. The Ducks have been used raw and they have been transformed with other tools and then made into wonderful sounds with Omnisphere.
With a face that only a mother could love and a voice not even that mother could love. The Duck (or actually Ducks) of Death brings you a voice heard all over the internet (you know the viral videos of people pushing a bunch of these down and running for their lives). I present a library that begs the question, what makes an instrument? I’ve gone with the idea that an instrument can really be anything.
Let’s meet the Ducks. First we have The Big Duck.
The Big Duck is the main vocalist of the library, producing most of the raw sonic material. Capable of doing short and long notes, The Big Duck specializes in monotonous delivery. Beat it enough and you can get some more colours out of it. And actually beating it with a stick produces some monotonous thumps.
Then we have The Little Duck.
The Duck of Death contains 200 patches, 50 multis and 165 original soundsources. The patches are divided into 11 categories that are easily identifiable within Omnisphere.
Arp + Bpm (51), Distortion (6), Electronic Mayhem (2), Hits And Bits (16), Keyboards (2),
Pads + Strings (34), Synth Bass (20), Synth Long (8), Synth Mono (6), Synth Poly (37), Texture Soundscapes (18).
The Multis are divided into two categories with 25 multis in each:
Cinematic Duckments and World of Ducks.
The Duck of Death also contains a bonus library of drums recorded from a cardboard box and processed into electronic drum kits. This is provided in a simple Kontakt instrument as well as .wav files.
The Duck of Death requires Spectrasonic's Omnisphere 2.6.
The Duck of Death takes up approx. 300 MB of hard drive space.
I'm offering a freebie of 10 patches for you to test out what The Duck of Death is.
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The price of The Duck of Death is 39€ (excluding VAT).
The Duck of Death received a 5/5 star review from StrongMocha.
"Ducks that we know have various sounds for lovemaking songs, defending an invader, express fear or just beg for food. Man Makes Noise reveals that with gift and a duck for fun you can create exceptional sounds that are not heard off yet. All that is needed these days to be unique and noticed as a composer in the crowded industry."
The Duck of Death received a 5/5 star review from Sample Sound Review.
"The Duck of Death is nothing to laugh at, its a thrilling expedition into beauty and darkness.
Toy ducks never sounded so scary, otherworldly, and ethereal. "
Fox Audio reviewed The Duck of Death:
Sample Library Review took The Duck of Death for a spin:
"Where the death came from, I am not certain, but I can tell you this was a strange and often hilarious journey through unconventional sound sources and hysterical patch names."