Effects documentation

Gate

A gate effect including side-chain input and a few other additional features.

Description

Unlike a lot of implementations which lack one or two things this gate has nearly every feature you'll need.

Ideally the trigger/threshold detector and envelope generator would be separate plug-ins, although this is not so practical in the majority of cases. Instead a general-purpose AhR envelope is used.

Screenshot

Gate screenshot

Parameters

Detector
Side-chain
Detector input from independent side-chain
Stereo-link
Use a single detector/envelope for all channels
Threshold
Amplitude above which the gate is opened.
Hysteresis
How much the amplitude must sink below the threshold in order for the gate to close.
Hold
Time to hold the gate open at minimum.
Invert
Invert the action of the gate so that it closes above the threshold.
Envelope
Attack
Rate for gate to turn on.
Release
Rate for gate to turn off.
Hold
Minimum time to hold the envelope on once gate has closed.
Floor
The amplitude of the signal allowed to leak through the gate when it is closed.
Gain
Make-up gain to apply after the gate.

Comments

The gate can be used to selectively output different sections of audio based upon dynamic content. The most obvious use is to remove noise when no other signal is present.

It shows its full potential when applied to rhythmic content.