smart:gate User Guide

July 18, 2023 | Tutorial

smart:gate is the answer to reliable gating. The plug-in automatically detects the presence of a chosen target source (e.g. vocals, keys, kick) and allows to focus on this source when gating. Unlike conventional gates, smart:gate does not open or close depending on the overall level of the input signal, but it only reacts to signal components belonging to the target.

smart:gate’s content-awareness helps to make the gate much more stable and easier to parametrize than conventional gates and it even allows to use the gate, if some background signal occasionally exceeds the level of the target source.

For further in-depth instructions please download the smart:gate manual and check out the tutorial videos below.

Working on a drum loop with smart:gate

Gating a vocal track with smart:gate