Sonnox Oxford Drum Gate

Intelligent Percussion Noise Gate

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  • Regular price $230.00 75% off
  • $58.00
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Here at Sonnox HQ we've become progressively frustrated with the unreliable results we get when using traditional tools to gate drums; chatter, misdetection, choked, and lost ghost notes to name but a few.

We believe your customers feel the same. Our research tells us that they're already tired of the overly complex and time-consuming (automation RSI!) workflows needed to get the clean and consistent results they want.

So we'd like to introduce the Oxford Drum Gate; it's swift and logical workflow solves all these problems and delivers the fastest, most musical, and transparent results available.



There are 4 aspects to the Plug-In:

1. At the heart of it is intelligent drum-hit Detection. First, all hits are analyzed in real-time using tailor-made transient detection. Then, you simply decide which hits on which drums to keep. For example, do you need to reduce spill on a snare track in a dynamic mix of backbeats, ghost notes, and cross stick hits?
No problem! Just click the Snare button. Everything else is gated out.

2. Tired of fighting abrupt and un-musical gating? Do you want to keep the natural ring of toms and remove the spill around them? Easy! Use Drum Gate's adaptive Decay section to quickly tune the resonance of each tom, in real-time, according to the velocity of each detected hit.

3. Do you wish you could improve the consistency of the drummer's performance?
Of course you do! Conform louder main hits and softer background articulations to two separately controlled target level ranges in the Leveller section.

4. Want to augment/replace individual drums with samples and confidently retain the dynamics from the original performance? Piece of cake! It's delivered by Drum Gate's hit detection and MIDI triggering functionality.



Features

  • Precise transient detection and intelligent drum-type matching to effortlessly separate the hits you want to keep from the spill you don't.
  • Create custom drum profiles to isolate unusual drum types or fix the occasional kick, snare, or tom mismatch.
  • Decay curve which adapts to the velocity of each drum hit, giving you consistent spill reduction on dynamic performances.
  • Spectral decay editor lets you preserve the resonance, ring, or rattle of each drum hit while quickly clamping down on the spill.
  • The leveler's dual-target and amount controls let you improve level consistency without losing the contrast between loud hits and soft ghost notes.
  • Real-time MIDI output and MIDI file capture, for accurately triggering drum samples.


System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.12 Sierra and above
  • Officially supported up to MacOS 14 Sonoma
  • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Machine, iLok Cloud, and iLok USB licensing methods are supported
  • Includes 2 activations per license

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, and VST3


User Manual

Crossgrade Proof

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Types of proof

A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

A screenshot of your product registration

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