Everybody knows what a Drawmer Noise gate does, but do you know it can also be used for ducking ? Ducking ? What's that I hear some of you say it means that the DS210 can be used to drop the level of the rest of a backing track when the singer is singing. It is widely used by broadcasters to drop the level of the music when the presenter starts to talk.
This gate's got two filter controls, so if you use it on a drum kit for instance you can separate what's gated and what's not.. Now that's real handy!
Drawmer have thoughtfully added a Key Listen feature which allows the effect of the Filters to be heard when setting up. If the external Key input isn't being used, the main input also feeds the side-chain, so you'll hear a filtered version of the input in Key Listen mode. If the unit is set for External Keying, you'll hear the external signal processed via the Filters.
There's also more creative options on this noise gate
If you take a look at your DS201, you'll notice a switch on the left of the front panel called 'Key Source'. The key is the signal that opens the gate, and in normal operation it will be the same signal that you're gating. But it doesn't have to be -- you can send one signal through the gate and use a completely different signal to switch the gate on and off, and you can automate it via MIDI even though the DS201 doesn't have a single 5-pin DIN. Information from Sound on Sound Jan '96
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