Man Makes Noise has announced availability of the The Duck of Death, an unusual sound library for the Omnisphere virtual instrument from Spectrasonics.
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 Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2.6 synth.
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). Man Makes Noise present a library that begs the question, what makes an instrument? Man Makes Noise has gone with the idea that an instrument can really be anything.
Two toy ducks were sampled. First was 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 colors out of it. And actually beating it with a stick produces some monotonous thumps. Then there was The Little Duck. It produces barking.
The sound library includes:
- 200 patches in 11 categories.
- 50 multis.
- 165 original soundsources.
- Bonus library of drums recorded from a cardboard box and processed into electronic drum kits (also in Kontakt and Wav formats).
The Duck of Death is on sale for the intro price of 25 EUR until November 24th, 2019 (regular 39 EUR). Prices ex. VAT. Requires Omnisphere 2.6 or higher.
A free demo pack of 10 patches from the full library is available for download.
More information: Man Makes Noise