duck hack attack

February 16, 2011 11:27 PM

my friend found and hacked a dollar-store musical toy duck...and this piece is made of the awful and fascinating sounds we made with it.

Yeah, it's ducktacular. It's part of my song-a-day-for-a-year blog, and although we're all a little tired of the "something every day for a year blog" idea, this one's got weird music bits and they're pretty short and diverse in style and you're already staring right at the link, so why not check it out?

posted by daisystomper (6 comments total)

fascinating sounds indeed. thought i heard a rooster in there; is this audio turducken processed in any way, or just the raw duck, so to speak?
posted by dubold at 2:07 AM on February 17, 2011

oh, this is definitely dipped in several crispy layers of processing.
posted by daisystomper at 11:15 AM on February 17, 2011

cool - i wasn't sure how you'd have gotten those sounds otherwise, but I was curious to find out. What went into the sonic batter?
posted by dubold at 3:22 PM on February 17, 2011

A lot of reverb and filters (and probably pitch changing) in Audacity, plus some Cubase plugins (i.e. Tranceformer). But not too much of that; the duck had like 5 or 6 different songs built in, and all of them could be bent in some really surprising ways.
posted by daisystomper at 11:59 PM on February 17, 2011

cool! i need to check out some of the pound shops around here for similar gizmos.
posted by dubold at 2:28 AM on February 18, 2011

This is really great! Nice sounds outta that duck.
posted by TheCoug at 11:12 AM on February 26, 2011

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