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GMaudio Ducker 1.5

79 ratings

GMaudio Ducker is the only sample accurate side-chain tool for Ableton Live. Designed for ease of use and ultimate transparency, It’s the last ducking tool you will ever use!

Here's what other customers have to say;

  • "What a great plugin — put it to use and immediately punchified the bass end. Thank you!" - Stak ker (YouTube)
  • "I had a huge workflow improvement since I started using ducker. This device is 'shut up and take my money' level of goodness" - Alfredo (Email)
  • "I love all GMaudio devices + buy them without thinking. they're all amazing + essential for a Live user... but this one feels like Robert's masterpiece!" - discoparadis (maxforlivedotcom)
  • "Purchased this glorious device earlier today. I have previously used Gatekeeper to get me some pumping bass, but this little gem does it way sharper and is exactly as good as described by the dev:-D" - Krbcrawler (maxforlivedotcom)
  • "GMaudio Ducker gets used on everything! From personal productions, to stem masters for my clients, Ducker is an amazingly fast and mathematically perfect side-chain device for your kicks. I used to use Ableton’s Utility to manually reduce volume and give space for my kick, because nothing was ever really quick or precise enough. Ducker saves me time, and keeps me in my flow state!" - AYA (

Side-chain compression is a technique commonly used to ensure that your Bass doesn't get in the way of your Kick. The problem is, that it's simply not accurate, and things like plugin delay compensation only makes it worse.

This device uses Transient Detection to trigger an ideal envelope for Bass volume control, that is always on time and 100% accurate.

- The Attack curve is fixed and designed to avoid any pops/clicks.
- The Release curve is adjustable from logarithmic to exponential, allowing for the perfect crossfade between your Bass and Kick.
- The length of time that your Bass is muted is adjustable via the 'Hold' parameter.
- The visualisation helps you identify your signals easily and makes dialling in settings an absolute breeze.

The reason why your Bass must be 100% muted to avoid clashing with your Kick has to do with the way audio signals are summed together. Even a small amount of Bass while your Kick transient hits will skew the summed waveform, resulting in a different Kick transient with every drum hit. This device ensures that your Kick's Transient remains consistent and allows you to smoothly transition from Kick to Bass so that they become one Instrument, resulting in maximum headroom and a stronger low-end!

See this video for further explanation;

New Version 1.5 (July 2022) (Updates are always free!)
- Improved User Interface
- Added Scope functionality (Freeze, Zoom, Position, Scope Mode)
- Added Absolute Envelope mode (to see the combined envelope of both sounds)
- Improved Transient Detection algorithm (no more over triggering)
- Adaptive scaling of Curve parameter (to further avoid pops/clicks)
- Added Invert Signal parameter (to flip the polarity of the Bass) can always add side-chain compression after this device to create more variation in the groove of your bass, but without using a tool like this, your just making life harder for yourself... Do yourself, and your music a favour, and grab GMaudio Ducker Now!

This device works in Live 10.1 or 11, Standard (with Max For Live add-on) or Suite. It requires Max 8.2.2 to operate as intended, which can be downloaded for free from Cycling74. If you need to update Max you can follow this article:

If you like this device, please rate it 5 stars ✨

Happy music making! 🤘

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Refund Policy

To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and to address any concerns directly and efficiently, our refund policy requires customers to contact us as the first step in the refund process. We only consider refund requests for Max for Live devices if the following procedure is followed:

Direct Contact: Customers must initiate their refund request by replying directly to their purchase receipt email. This ensures that we can verify the purchase and directly associate your request with the transaction.

Provide Information: The refund request must include all relevant information detailing the issue with the product including system information and software versions. Please describe the problem you are experiencing in as much detail as possible to allow us to address it promptly and effectively.

Timeframe: Refund requests must be submitted within 14 days of the purchase date. Requests made beyond this period may not be eligible for a refund.

We kindly ask our customers to adhere to this process, as it allows us to address your concerns directly and reduces the need for chargeback procedures through your bank. We are dedicated to resolving any issues you may face with our products swiftly and thoroughly.

Upon receiving your refund request, we will assess the information provided and respond within 7 days. We may contact you for further details or to propose a solution. Our goal is to resolve any issues to your satisfaction promptly; however, refunds will be granted at our discretion based on the information and circumstances of each case. If a refund is issued, please be aware that it will result in the immediate revocation of your license for the refunded device, and you will be required to cease using the software.

Thank you for your understanding and for choosing Fixation Studios // GMaudio.

Last updated Feb 25, 2024

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GMaudio Ducker 1.5

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