GMaudio Ducker 1.5 by Fixation Studios

Perfect Bass Side-chain


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.
COMPATIBILITY: Ableton Live 10 / 11 Suite or Ableton Live 10 / 11 Standard with MaxforLive Installed
OS COMPATIBILITY: OSX 10.11.6+ Windows 8+
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live 10 Suite or Ableton Live 10 Standard with MaxforLive (Version 8.2.2 or above)
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    Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.

    .alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

    .amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.

    Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.

    ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.

    Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.


    New Version 1.5 (July 2022)

    – 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)

    GMaudio Ducker 1.5 by Fixation Studios

    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 things worse, thats where Ducker comes in!

    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!


    What a great plugin — put it to use and immediately punchified the bass end. Thank you! – Stak ker (YT)

    Hi! Can I just say that this is probably my most used plug in after EQ Eight. Absolutely love how quick and easy and effective it is. Been using it since 1.1 version and the 1.2 version was much better. Can’t wait to download 1.3! – Luke (Email)

    Can’t wait to try it out. 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 have had the most success with this sidechain. It is a breeze to use and very smooth sounding. – audiojet (

    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 (

    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 (

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