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Analogue sequencer plugins: modulating gate length

I use Cubase and I'm trying out various analog sequencer-style free plugins in order to create Tangerine Dream Berlin school short MIDI monophonic note sequences. One thing that seems to be missing is the facility to continuously modulate the gate (note) length. For example, the Sequencair plugin has a gate knob for each note which enables the length to be altered from 0-100% or from silent to a note tie to the next note.. This knob can be assigned to a MIDI controller and thereby continuously modified as the sequence plays - but only for that single note in the sequence.

What about noise gates?

With all this talk about compressors giving a "flavor" to a sound, I've begun to wonder about noise gates.

I've been tinkering around with 2 of them on Cubase. Am I actually hearing a difference in the sound or is it my imagination? The two are set to identical settings.

One is the included "VST Dynamics" gate included in Cubase, and the other is a free one called "G-gate".

I would think there should be no difference (esp. in software), but I swear I hear a difference.

Am I insane again?


A dynamic device that has the ability to stop audio passing through it based on a certain threshold. Originally designed to shut down audio output in passages with no program material (where tape hiss might be evident) or to lower bleed on drum microphones. Gates can also been used creatively, notably the gated reverb of Phil Collins' 80s drum sound.

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