Gated reverb

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Definition

An effect whereby a noise gate is applied to the output of a reverb processor.

The natural decay of the reverb is therefore cut off sharply, resulting in a rather startling unfinished sound. The effect is most often used on drums and gives a powerful, if slightly obvious, sound.

Nowadays, effects processors tend to have gated reverb settings preset within them with varying reverb characteristics and gate times.

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