Best noise gate?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by erockerboy, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. erockerboy

    erockerboy Member

    Mar 16, 2001
    Hola chicos,

    What is currently the best-regarded noise gate out there?

    Seems like the basic outboard gate is kinda falling by the wayside these days, as more and more ppl go to DAW's. Anyways, I need a handful of clean, fast gates to use on drums in particular. I used to use the dbx 900 series stuff and liked it. What are my options nowadays? Drawmer? Aphex?

    Opinions plz!

  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Drawmer is the industry standard IMO. It won't destroy your signal path like some other cheaper gates. Good Luck! :cool:
  3. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    The Drawmner DS201 is the defacto standard for a two channel gate. The Aphex 612 and 622's are also really nice and you can get them used for a few hundered. Symetrix makes a two-channel gate that's a little cheaper then a DS201 and it's just as good IMHO. I have an old Symetrix 564E quad gate that I use all the time. It's not as complex as the DS201 but it's pretty flexable and I found it for about $350. The dbx Supergates (is that the right name?) are also pretty cool.

    Try to get something that has an expander and a gate rather then just a gate. Also, tunable filters are your friend.
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Don't ^#$% around. Get a Drawmer DS-201 or two and be done with it.
  5. erockerboy

    erockerboy Member

    Mar 16, 2001
    Thx 4 the tips guys! Drawmer it shall be.
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