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SoundBite: Gated reverb on snare from scratch

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Here we have a 1980s style drum track...

I'm going to add gated reverb to the snare drum. First though we'll hear ordinary reverb...

I'll add a gate to the reverb. I've fine-tuned the settings already...

It doesn't sound bad but the gating isn't consistent in every hit. Listen again...

That's because the gate is closing on the tail of the reverb, so it isn't always accurate. What I can do is trigger the gate directly from the snare. I'll activate the side-chain input.Then I'll set the key to be Bus 1 - The same bus that's feeding the reverb. It sounds like this...

Much better. Let's hear before and after...

Thank you for listening.

Saturday October 1, 2022

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David Mellor

David Mellor

David Mellor is CEO and Course Director of Audio Masterclass. David has designed courses in audio education and training since 1986 and is the publisher and principal writer of Adventures In Audio.

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