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kHs Gate

Noice Floor Removal

Kilohearts AB

  • • Cuts low level hums and noise

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Audio examples

Not all sound is created alike, and sometimes you want to just leave it at the Gate. Quickly cut out low hum and noise from the signal, cut reverb tails short or exaggerate the dynamics in a beat. The possibilities are... maybe not endless, but should cover your gating needs!

kHs Gate has simple but powerful controls for tuning in the desired effect, and can easily be driven by an external sidechain signal. The gate can also be flipped around to make a signal duck under another.

Gate is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

Product details

Gate will only let audio through when the input level is above a set threshold.

  • Threshold - The volume threshold for when the gate will open.
  • Tolerance - A hysteresis range requiring the volume to drop a set amount of dB under the threshold before closing.
  • Range - The amount to attenuate the signal when the gate is closed.
  • Attack - The time it takes to for the gate to fully open when the input volume is over the threshold.
  • Hold - The minimum time the gate will stay open.
  • Release - The time it takes to for the gate to fully close when the input volume is under the threshold.
  • VU Meter - Displays the current input level, the selected threshold & tolerance, and the gate's current state.
  • Sidechain - Indicates if a sidechain input has been connected.
  • Flip - When flipped, the gate will act in reverse attenuating the signal when the gate is open.
  • Look-ahead - When enabled, a 5ms look-ahead will be used, allowing transients through at the cost of latency.

The Kilohearts Toolbox

Gate is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

The Kilohearts Toolbox devices all do one thing each, and they do it well. The philosophy behind this is to give our customers access to the building blocks of sound design and from there you can combine them into really interesting effects. In fact, many more esoteric RE:s are basically a few of these effects combined.

If you own a few, or all the Kilohearts Toolbox devices be sure to check out Kilohearts Toolbox Refill, a big pack of diverse combinators exploring the possibilities of the toolbox.

Usability standards

Kilohearts aim to provide Reason users with a wide range of audio effects that all utilize a common form language and interaction model. This allows for a great user experience that is really valuable when working with with big projects.

Stack 'em up!

We have taken a lot of care to make all Kilohearts Toolbox devices as lightweight as possible. This way you can combine many, many effects without taking up too much screen space, or CPU.

Get it cheap

The Kilohearts Toolbox is available as a bundle with a hefty discount. If you are thinking about buying Gate, check out the Kilohearts Toolbox offer first!

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Released: 2016-10-26
Version: 1.0.2