Adventures In Audio

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.

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@arcsound:  Actually I prefer a real drummer with no electronic enhancements. That's how great music is created. Toss all this digital rubbish, all the best tunes were created and recorded with analog instruments (Rhodes, Hammond Mellotron) on analog medium, through analog effects and treatments. Digital anything is the problem, not the solution. Now get off my lawn!

@arcsound replies to @arcsound: Best on vinyl or cassette

@paisleepunk replies to @arcsound: nah i burned ya lawn lol

@semexx3 replies to @arcsound: as much as analog is amazing and the quality unmatched, it’s not fair to say digital is the problem because you don’t want to take the time to figure it out and get the best out of it. the logic of “this analog equipment from the 80s has no chance of ever being improved in or surpassed by a digital medium” just doesn’t make sense. it’s cool to not like something, i can’t force you to change your mind but i implore you be more open minded about the future of music, music should bring generations together but it always tears us apart

@arcsound:  And thank you Phil Collins. I prefer the first example, reminds me of Autobahn.

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@IconOfSin:  Noice

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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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