[ardour-users] gate swh-plugin

Oleg Ivanenko oai-ash at yandex.ru
Thu Apr 28 05:14:22 PDT 2005

>Oleg, I'll keep coming at you, I want you to use that gate .) The gate 
>works, be it bypassed, looked at venomously or cursed about. I tried it 
>just now on a vocal track to make sure again. On IRC Steve Harris said 
>yesterday the plugin had problems. Makes me think "What?" because here 
>it doesn't. None obvious at least.

Ok. I see.

>You bypass via the "Output select" drop-down and that makes me think 
>your liblrdf version is the cause of your troubles. I have 
>liblrdf-0.4.0 and swh-plugins-0.4.13/gate_1410.so and you don't :)

I have liblrdf-0.3.7 and the swh-plugins-0.4.13.
Do you think problem in liblrdf?

>Apart from that I find myself repeatedly wondering why the gated audio 
>seems to be gone only to realize that by tweaking I just gated 
>everything out. So I've took up the habit to first set all time 
>parameters to minimum. Fast attack, no hold, no decay. Then I increase 
>the HF key filter frequency into the audible world. And _then_ start 
>tweaking threshold. Basically I had to learn how to use a gate.

I have read about gates, compressors etc in the perfect book of Paul White's "20 Tips on Home Mastering", so I know what meaning "treshhold", "attack", "hold" etc.
I was processed my voice record yesterday -- all noise created by my cheapest microphone sucessfully muted between phrases. And i wrote -- "plugin is working" in my previous letter.
One that confused me is always bypassed plugin if you touch "Output Select". May be it is really caused by liblrdf, i don't know...

>Plus a little something else on gates: I used the gate_1410 extensively 
>on various tracks of a song these days. After fine-tuning everything to 
>death I realized that the song sounded dead. So I took most of it back 
>out again. The song is on 

It is very interesting :) I'll try to hear it :)

>Does the track need more gating? Tell you what: It needs an end, that's 
>what it needs.
>Happy gating, Wolfgang

Thank you.

Truly yours, Oleg Ivanenko aka Ash
[Все это было бы смешно, когда бы не было так грустно]

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