Mixing Gates

 

 

 

Using side chaining and gates are powerful tools for music production, performance and remixing.   The examples below can be easily employed to make space in a mix for a new sounds or create a rhythmic figure from a continuous sound or noise.

These tricks have been used to help rhythm sections sound like they are playing in time together or to make that “and” sound in the boots and pants and boots and pants drum/synth pattern.

gating/ducking

 

In the image above, track 1 is the audio signal controlling the side chain, and or modulating the signal.   track 2 is the signal to be effected by gate effects.

Track three is an example of track 2 being gated, or amplitude modulated by track 1.

Track four is an example of track 2 being ducked or side chain compressed by track 1.

 

 

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