Sonnox has launched the smartest, fastest and most intuitive gate plug-in for drum recordings to date.
In their own words:
1. At the heart of it is intelligent drum-hit detection.
First, all hits are analyzed in real-time using tailor-made transient detection. Then, you simply decide which hits on which drums to keep.
For example, do you need to reduce spill on a snare track in a dynamic mix of backbeats, ghost notes, and cross stick hits?
No problem! Just click the Snare button. Everything else is gated out.
2. Tired of fighting abrupt and un-musical gating? Do you want to keep the natural ring of toms and remove the spill around them?
Easy! Use Drum Gate's adaptive Decay section to quickly tune the resonance of each tom, in real-time, according to the velocity of each detected hit.
3. Wish you could improve the consistency of the drummer's performance?
Of course you do! Conform louder main hits and softer background articulations to two separately controlled target level ranges in the Leveller section.
4. Want to augment / replace individual drums with samples and confidently retain the dynamics from the original performance?
Piece of cake! It's delivered by Drum Gate's hit detection and MIDI triggering functionality.