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Gate

From Chace Audio

A gate is a dynamic function that controls the volume or level of an audio signal. It acts as a kind of portal that blocks sound from getting through depending on its volume; the audio signal has to be loud enough to “push open” the gate in order to be heard.

An audio engineer has the ability to adjust the weight or resistance of the gate. If the gate is set to be “heavy” and the audio signal is too weak, it can't push open the gate and no sound gets through. As the audio signal gets louder, it can push the gate open and be heard.

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