look-ahead gating?

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Hold 'Em Czar
Member Since: Dec 30, 2004

does anyone know if gate plugins look ahead? out of fear that they don't, i gate my toms by hand, but i got to thinkin', gate plugs should be able to look ahead, much like their compressor counterparts...

just a thought


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crazy canuck
Since: Nov 25, 2004

Mar 15, 2005 04:09 pm

I am pretty certain that most do. I use the gates on the channel strips in Cubase and they work great...you just have to get your attack, threshold & release set optimally.

How exactly do you gate by hand? That sounds like a lot of work.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Mar 15, 2005 04:42 pm

i split the clips anytime they're not beein' used and fade in/out each tom "fill" clip & not isolating every hit, because there's alotta bleed between adjascent toms. it just sounds more 'natural'...it is a bit of busy work, but i don't mind. i know analog gates just don't sound good gooin' to tape, so i just carried over that philosophy to digital (go figure)hehe

anyway, i'll give it a listen.


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