X-Gate: Solid State Logic’s gating tool for a raft of applications
30.06.2022

X-Gate: Solid State Logic’s gating tool for a raft of applications

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Words by Mixdown Staff

Loaded with SSL’s renowned workflow and malleability

Solid State Logic (SSL) has released their X-Gate plugin with advanced workflows suited to a wide range of applications.

What you need to know:

  • Solid State Logic (SSL) has released their X-Gate plugin.
  • The gating tool is suited to a wide range of applications.
  • The new plugin is available now in several formats including VST2, VST3, AAX, and AU.

Read all the latest product news here.

Featuring a rolling waveform graph, mid/side processing options and tweakable hysteresis using independent open & closed thresholds, X-Gate builds upon the company’s renowned knowledge of hardware gates, all delivered through SSL’s advanced workflow interface.

The new plugin is suitable for music and content creators alike and delivers a unique range of features for extended sound sculpting – an invaluable tool for sound design, audio restoration and of course, mixing.

“X-Gate continues to expand the SSL plug-in offering with a comprehensive but easy-to-use surgical gating tool for mixing, live and broadcast applications,” commented Jonathan Sandman, Plugins Product Manager at SSL. 

“Fast, snappy, and precise, X-Gate is guaranteed to be your new workhorse plugin for shaping drums and other instruments, adding punch to your mixes, and transparently fixing ghost notes, noise, or room bleed.”

In addition to M1 processor compatibility, X-Gate also introduces variable lookahead times and zero additional plugin latency at the lowest setting, making it a perfect tool for tracking situations where mic bleed can distract from the primary source material. 

Meantime, its EXP and DUCK modes allow either transparent gating or ducking options – ducking is typically used for attenuating a signal when it exceeds a certain threshold, and this can be used in conjunction with a DAW’s sidechain function for intelligent ducking.

The new plugin is available now in several formats including VST2, VST3, AAX, and AU as the fourth plugin of the ever-growing SSL Complete subscription.

Head to SSL for more information.