Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Gating audio for noise elimination, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
Many engineers think of audio gates as simply noise gates, as a way to eliminate …noise coming down a track. A gate is a simple device, either a …plugin or a piece of hardware, that looks at the sound coming in, or a sound from …an external triggering source through the key, and opens up the audio track or …keeps it closed. It's a simple device. …It's easy to set and use. And I've got some really creative ways …I'm going to show you of how to use it in a second. …But first let's talk about using is a noise gate. …I've a plate reverb here at Jackpot. And that's got a little bit of background …noise, which we're going to highlight right here.…
You can hear a split second of this. There's a little bit of hum and hiss …going on there from the electronics and just from the pickups that are physically …picking up the sound on the plate reverb. So what we're going to do here is put a …gate on a reverb with a vocal track going into it. …First of all let's hear a moment of the vocal track going into the reverb with …
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- 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