Has anyone A/B'd with FabFilter Pro-G? I'm wondering what's the "best gate." In terms of sound, and CPU hit. I heard an endorsement from Eric Valentine on Pro-G that got my attention. Says he doesn't edit toms any more. I've just been using SSL channel gates, sure something else could be better.
For just a plain single channel gate, I do like DMG TrackGate. Simple, has a lookahead function, you can set a range as well as a ratio. Most importantly, it usually does a very good job. For drums, I did like Oxford Drum Gate, but the CPU hit is too much to put on 6-8 drum mics. I like Cymbal Killer quite a bit too for drums but it has bugs. The developer has been trying to sort it out but no idea when it will function correctly.
The install left something to be desired. First time was fine but I got an error when I pulled the plug in and then nothing. It wouldn't show back up in the lists no matter how I scanned for plugs. I tried moving the file to another folder and still wouldn't scan. I reinstalled and it wouldn't scan. I finally uninstalled and reinstalled to another directory and it'll see the 32 but vst but not the 64 bit one.
At least it works great.
As others have said, it's a bear in resources though. 5000+ dpc. Ouch. Only 0.3% CPU though.
So, maybe I need to read the instructions again but this wasn’t saving me much time after messing with it for an hour.
Is there really no way to just click on the hits?
This was on busy, loud and fast playing.
I just tested this out on some blast beasts. It can't take the cymbals off the snare and dampens the beats. This is for slower, steady playing. Same with drum leveler. Trying to set it to catch the ghost notes causes all hell to break loose.
That being said, less of a sucking sound than ReaGate, which is free and still works. PSP Infinistrip gate weakened the hits yet kept the snare wires the most intact.
Have that plugin and it's great. But the funny thing is that I bought Steven Slate Trigger just to use as a Gate functions. There is no one (my opinion) that works as smoothly and well as trigger, love it!