Noise Gates

Noise gates open and close at the exact moment you'd like them to - particularly useful when trying to keep your stage sounds nice and clean through the front of house PA system. Of course, many digital console have already got gates built into every channel, making the task of micing and mixing drums easier than ever. If you're still in the analogue domain however, a gate can be a lifesaver, either for live sound or during studio mixdown. Drawmer and DBX are both excellent brands to help with your gating requirements.