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Good hardware gates for drums? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 21st August 2007
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Good hardware gates for drums?

What are some good hardware gates for drums? Specifically snare and toms?

The cymbal bleed in my snare and floor tom mics are out of control, and no amount of repositioning or off axis rejection is helping.
Old 21st August 2007
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Drawmer DS201 is the best I've used, was industry standard for years. Maybe still is but people don't seem to use much gating these days!!!

The updated DS501 looks good too but I haven't tried it.
Old 21st August 2007
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Estec, ADT, good stuff!
Old 21st August 2007
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Try to find some Valley People gates: Kepex or Gatex.
Great hardware gates!
Old 22nd August 2007
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...Rane G-4 There is no better... PERIOD !!!
Old 22nd August 2007
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Valley People Kepex II
Old 22nd August 2007
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I'd pick an Aphex 612 over the Drawmer DS201 (I have both). The Aphex is cheaper, probably because it was discontinued a few years ago (the Drawmers are still in production). Besides, I like the Aphex better anyway - it's got a faster attack time than the Drawmer and it has both Ratio and Range knobs for extra control, whereas the Drawmer has just Range but no ratio control.

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