Create huge 80′s drum sounds with AfroDJMac’s free Gated Reverb Ableton Live Rack

AfroDJMac Gated Reverb

AfroDJMac has released another free Ableton Live Pack: Gated Reverb.

The 1980s brought us some pretty cool production techniques. I often try to emulate them in Ableton. One of the more timestamped effects is gated reverb.

Producers wanted huge drum sounds, but didn’t want the drums washed out in reverb. The solution was found by placing a gate after the reverb. This will suddenly silence the reverb once it drops to a certain level. Think Phil Collins’ “Coming in the Air Tonight.” If you have ever wanted your drums to sound like they were being played by Godzilla in the Grand Canyon, this is the technique for you.

The Gater Reverb Rack is a free download at AfroDJMac.

More information: AfroDJMac

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Rob Papen Punch

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