Studio Sessions: The Secrets of Gated Reverb

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Studio Sessions: The Secrets of Gated Reverb

In the second instalment of the Studio Sessions series, Abbey Road Institute invited us into their studio to find out how exactly to achieve the lauded sounds of gated reverb. Their expert staff and students detail the effect in the video to ensure it’s easy to understand for everyone from aspiring producers to seasoned professionals.



Abbey Road Institute offers a forward-thinking, innovative education for budding producers and sound engineers hoping to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the best in the business. Its affiliation with Abbey Road Studios in London, the home of some of the most iconic recorded LPs in music history, ensures ARI ticks all the boxes, granting students the extensive knowledge, modern facilities, and invaluable experience necessary to develop a successful career in the audio industry.


Want to study audio? Not sure where to begin? We’re here to help. Visit for further details, and stay tuned for the next Studio Session.


Catch up on Studio Session #1: How to recreate the drum sound from ‘When the Levee Breaks’.