Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Gating audio for creative and musical purposes, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
In the previous movie, I showed you how to use audio gates in a standard fashion. …We were like cleaning up tracks, cleaning up the noise on reverbs, focusing snare sounds. …Now, I'm going to show you how to use an audio gate in a creative manner. …I have a track here where I've recorded a Moog synthesizer bass line against some drums. …So, here's how it sounds as recorded. (MUSIC).…
But what I want to hear is that synthesizer pulsing along with the drums. …I've set up a hardware gate over here. I had it in bypass mode, so, I'll kick it on. …Listen to this. …(MUSIC) …Now, how is it doing that? Well, it's simply, I'm using the external input. …The external input is fed from the (UNKNOWN), from the kick and snare tracks …which I have turned up. So, I'm sending kick and snare signals …out into the external input of the gate which is triggering the gate to turn off …and on. Check this out (MUSIC).…
(MUSIC) So, that's setting the threshold to where it's not allowing the gate to …come on. (MUSIC) At that setting, we're letting …
Want more music production secrets? Check out Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording.
- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more