With all the attention lavished on both the technical and creative uses for compression in the studio, we sometimes forget about the other kind of dynamics processor—the Gate/Expander. Here's 4 tips.
1. Watch out for artifacts—use Attack & Release for transparent Gating in playback
2. Always check the entire song (for gating artifacts)
3. Take my breath away—or maybe not so much
4. Get creative—a Gate is not just a tool
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