Gate Techniques in Logic Pro

We've all heard it: rhythmic stutters on a Trance pad or a chopped-up pumping synth line. Wouldn't it be great to know how to make this effect? Darren Burgos demonstrates 3 ways to get gating in Logic  

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Darren started making music on computers when he was a teenager in 1987. His first computer was an Amiga, and when he realized the power of computer-based production, his addiction for making electronic music began. Darren switched to Mac in 1994 and started using Logic Pro. He's been involved in many music projects over the years incl... Read More


Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for writing this up!
Thank-you so much, glad you enjoyed the article!
This didn't work for me
Which of the three techniques, and at what stage? Post your issue here, and I'll get you though it.
AKA Adam
I Darren! The first two techniques worked great but I'm having an issue with the midi gater. I downloaded it from the website but what do I do once it is in my Finder to put it into Logic? Thanks.

Darren Burgos
You need to get it into your "Components" folder. Open your main HD. Go to Library > Audio > Plug-ins > Components. Place the AU/Component into this folder. If you've already installed some other third party instruments/effects, you'll see them in this folder. Enjoy!

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