4.4 / 5     (18 votes)
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DDX10 is a digital FM synthesizer.

Old-school synth featuring very low CPU usage, a range of built-in sounds, full preset-management.

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Max Uno Sep 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Sep 29 2022
Exactly what I needed for that Log Drum!
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Sep 14 2022
Sep 14 2022
This is closer to the incredibly buggy FL-DX10 because IL insisted on the stupid GUI fade when opened for the first time. Do mess around a lot with "Init" parameter especially while doing short tones! DJX10 has less of what I want. There is something about using this developer's plug-ins in OpenMPT on GNU/Linux with Wine v7. I would need a program that could show more or less CPU usage of plug-ins, and there's also the particular way OpenMPT handles plug-ins which is different from eg. RENOISE. I'm having issues trying to use last-mentioned program with Wine and otherwise have the Linux 32-bit version (released about 10 years back) which of course doesn't do Windows VST plug-ins. I'm regularly using this and other DD plugs like Channel2 and Delay in OpenMPT but keep noticing long render times and, during playback and switching back and forth between General and Pattern view, the sound glitching very badly and the tracker playing more slowly than the tempo for a short while. Maybe the author released these plugs as freeware because he/she couldn't fix it. Sorry TL;DR.
Eugenius Maximus May 31 2022
(5 / 5)
May 31 2022
The DDX10 reminds me of Yamaha's TX7 Tone Generator FM Expander, which I've used in the past and had paired with a Yahama SY35 and created a killer Electric Piano combo for a song. So I paired the DDX10 with Dead Duck Software's DPiano-E and again came up with an awesome combo preset. The presets are a little harsh and their volumes maxed out, however, the GUI is clean, simple, and easy to figure out. I couldn't figure out how to save custom presets as it doesn't show on the unit's display, but still worth having in one's sound toolkit.
John Burns Jul 30 2021
(3 / 5)
Jul 30 2021
I want to like it but the design is too counter intuitive for me. Everything sounds like some sort of organ or electric piano. It's rarely too fat or too harsh. It always has this really well balanced, thin, mid-focussed sound. But I don't really understand what any of the controls do, I'm just twiddling at random.
John Burns Sep 10 2021
Sep 10 2021
This has the same sounds and presets as the FM synth that comes with Tracktion Waveform free. I guess that synth must just be a re-skinned version of this one? In an update to my review, I like this one a lot and it is great at keyboard tones and surprisingly good at string pads but I still find FM synthesis to be unintuitive. I really like it but in practice I find that something like Dexed (while not as easy to use) has lots of presets which are nicer than anything this synth can do. So I really like this one but if you have Dexed you might find that you won't use this synth very often.
Monolectric Sep 15 2020
(4 / 5)
Sep 15 2020
The sound reminds me of the Korg DS8
Bob Angelo Sep 11 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 11 2020
Very nice litle FM synth. The user interface is nice an simple, making FM synthesis easy to use (for once). Limited, but nice, and easy to create sound similar to cheap FM synths of the mid eighties.
Msenzwana Jul 29 2020
(4 / 5)
Jul 29 2020
Thanks for your help we all appreciate your work
RODNEY Jun 07 2020
(4 / 5)
Jun 07 2020
THANK U
Matthew Jun 03 2020
Jun 03 2020
I love this because it helps me a lot to make amapiano
Ziggy Apr 17 2020
Apr 17 2020
The best
Sabelo Apr 16 2020
Apr 16 2020
it helps alot
BUBO the Owl Dec 09 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2019
Great little FM synth, free. Nice SOUNDS !! FORMIDABLE !! from Bordeaux FRANCE !!
Zack Dec 01 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2019
Great little FM synth, free and simple with interesting patches like harpsichord, jazz e piano, harp, and other instrument FM emulations
powerloom Jan 23 2019
Jan 23 2019
I tried it in Ardour 5 64 bit. As soon I load the VST, Ardour is shutting down immediately.
AM Aug 11 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 11 2018
Nice sounding simple FM synth freebie.
Happy Larry May 22 2017
(5 / 5)
May 22 2017
Welcome back DDX10
Xavier Radix May 21 2017
(3 / 5)
May 21 2017
This is plugin has the exact same sounds and presets as MDA's DX10 synth plugin, just with a nicer UI.. So I don't know if Dead Duck Software is MDA or if it's just stolen.. I used to use the MDA a lot in my early recordings, so I immediately recognized the sounds.. Can't say this is a bad plugin, I do like the UI better on this one than the MDA..
Xavier Radix May 22 2017
May 22 2017
I'm so sorry, i'm a dummy..... Indeed welcome back DX10!
Max May 21 2017
(4 / 5)
May 21 2017
Sounds nice. Ease of use and limited options are two sides of the same coin. Still offers a pretty wide variety of sounds, especially when playing with the 'Mod Ratio'. Could use separate sliders for Decay and Sustain in the 'Amp Envelope'.
TEISAN May 21 2017
May 21 2017
It´s kinda neat, but it needs more presets and more variety of sounds.
Anonymous May 21 2017
May 21 2017
Why don't you create Sounds yourself??? Go Ahead !!!