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Setting a noise gate for a bass guitar with amplifier noise

A post by David Mellor
Wednesday June 22, 2016
Watch a short video showing how a noisy bass guitar can be significantly improved with simple gating techniques
Setting a noise gate for a bass guitar with amplifier noise

The noise gate is a traditional and very effective method of controlling unwanted noise in a signal. Normally when a signal is noisy, the component that you want - the voice or instrument - is louder than the noise. So the gate can be set so that it opens when the voice or instrument sounds, then closes when it stops, thus shutting off the noise.

This is a simple demonstration of a noise gate on a bass guitar recording that has quite a lot of amplifier noise.

The video is best watched full-screen, and you should listen on studio monitors or studio grade headphones.

A post by David Mellor
Wednesday June 22, 2016
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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