Solid State Logic X-Gate: Creative Sound Design and Audio Restoration

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SSL X-Gate incorporates SSL’s renowned advanced workflow; suitable for musicians, mixing engineers and content creators.

SSL X-Gate features a rolling waveform graph for visual analysis. The inclusion of mid/side will allow for creative stereo field triggering, in addition to a fixed extend mode and built-in ducking.

With its multitude of features, X-Gate is designed to be a tool for creative sound design, in addition to audio restoration and mixing.


SSL X-Gate

The rolling waveform visualization graph lets you set the right threshold for your audio. Additionally, threshold and range controls are visually aligned with the waveform graph and gain reduction meter for “coordinated control.”

X-Gate uses a “traffic light system” which informs you of the momentary open, close and hold statuses of the gate.

Additionally, you can trigger the gate more creatively with the MID/SIDE processing options and specify whether the connect should block the mono or stereo elements of your signal.

Fast, fast, and accurate, X-Gate is guaranteed to be your new go-to plug-in for shaping drums and other instruments, adding punch to your mixes, and seamlessly fixing ghost notes, noise, or bleed. of the room.

Jonathan Sandman, plug-in product manager at SSL

Traditional attack, release, and sustain parameters also give you control over the final shape of your output. And you can use extend mode and knee control to extend the dynamic range of your signal.

More advanced options include the lookahead feature which allows the plugin to anticipate fluctuations in your signal. Additionally, duck mode only attenuates the signal when it exceeds your threshold.

Finally, you can listen to sidechain and gate functions for A/B testing.


Price and compatibility

Now you can get X-Gate SSL in VST2, VST3, AAX and AU plug-in formats. It’s available for just $89 until July 28.e, after which it will be $129. Compatibility with the Apple M1 processor is also available.

However, you can get X-Gate and more from Solid State Logic in SSL’s Complete plugin subscription service for $14.99 per month.


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