Alternative to Gate

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Alternative to Gate

Post by mpayne0 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:56 pm

Sometimes, I want a gate effect but I want something more musical, less technical and rigid.

Like I want to take a loop and smoothly contour over the peaks and gently fade the quiet sections out. The gates I tried were choppy and had way too much zipper effect. Even with hysterises (sp)

I think there may be a compression mode that can do this, is there?

Or is there a special plugin or process available that can do this? I do not want to manually automate if I can help it.

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Re: Alternative to Gate

Post by marQs » Mon May 08, 2017 10:42 pm

Cubase' gate has the range parameter to make it less choppy. As an alternative try the Expander.

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https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/product/gatey-watey/
http://www.wilkinsonaudio.com/product/d ... 7f3a40153b

Both should be able to deliver good results.
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Re: Alternative to Gate

Post by mpayne0 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:59 pm

Yeah, I did try the range knob on the Cubase for quite a bit, still did not get there - the range is like a threshold, but I think I need more of a speed control.

Like almost if i had a variable attack/release based on audio level....

Expansion would bring up the quiet parts, i thought - but maybe there is a kind of downward expansion.

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