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Recommend a good ITB gate...
Old 15th July 2005
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Recommend a good ITB gate...

Anyone got a quick recommendation? I need a great s/w gate for drums.
Old 15th July 2005
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If you are interested, I have a Roctron Hush IICX single space rack unit..

I would let it go for 50.00 bucks... Thing is in excellent condition..

if you are intersted...

[email protected]
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Sorry, thats Rocktron.....
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The Sony Dynamics gate is the best I've used but for drums ITB it is far easier and cleaner to just edit out any unwanted spill or accidental hits by hand. Make sure you're not throwing out the baby with the bathwater, some of that tom ring can really make the kit sound alive,

cheers,
Ruairi
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Ditto on the Sony. I use it in pair with the expander, both at gentle settings.
If you are in PT, the digi gate ain't bad.

ruudman
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The floorfish is a great gate for drums and it's free

http://www.digitalfishphones.com/mai...em=2&subItem=5
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The Drawmer works well, and (IMHO) the gate in MH's CS is about the only thing usable in that plug.

FWIW- I never use plugs for gating/expansion. I prefer Strip Silence, or just edit by hand. Takes about the length of the song, and the "gates" open perfectly and never chatter or miss a soft hit...

YMMV
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Sony as well and Waves' C1
I like to 'strip silence' as well btw

Cheers, Julian
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when is sonalksis releasing theirs? they've been saying "soon" for ages

I prefer to strip silence too
or go with the "leakage is your friend" philosophy
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Hi,

What r u guys gating this days?

I post this cause I´ve been working for a while with other tools like Sound Replacer, Strip Silence and also editing.

PUPO
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I actually like the built-in Nuendo gate, but Floorfish is a good call, as well.
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either the Drawmer or the gate in Mcdsp's G console.
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The waves C1 in expander mode works actually very well. I sometimes use it on close snare or kick mics if heavy compression is necessary on these tracks.

Good luck,
Dirk
Old 16th July 2005 | Show parent
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Quote:
FWIW- I never use plugs for gating/expansion. I prefer Strip Silence, or just edit by hand. Takes about the length of the song, and the "gates" open perfectly and never chatter or miss a soft hit...

I was thinking of the same thing. Strip Silence should do the job.
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