Add life. Nuke noise. Tighten tracks.
Note: This product does not run standalone.You must already own any SONAR version with the ProChannel modular channel strip.
Add life to your music
Dynamics are a crucial part of a great mix, and expansion can increase dynamics by making loud parts louder and soft parts softer. Repair overly compressed sounds, add expression to lifeless parts, and make percussion peaks pop for extra impact.
Nuke the noise
A gate mutes a track automatically when the level drops below a specific level. Remove mic bleed, pedal noise, leakage, hum, mic handling noise, and other problems without having to edit clips manually. The PC4K S-Type Expander / Gate does the work for you, so you can concentrate on making music.
Tighten your tracks
The PC4K Expander / Gate’s sidechain input lets you control one track’s gate from a different track’s signal. Gate bass with the kick drum to tighten the rhythm section, and control the bass sustain with the Release control. Get creative by taking this further: “chop” pads and power chords with percussion, gate vocal reverb from drums, and apply one track’s rhythm to another track—fantastic for EDM.
Tweak your sound with a simple, effective set of controls.
Gate switch: Toggles between Gate and Expander modes
Threshold: Sets where gating or expansion starts to take effect
Range: Determines the amount of expansion or noise reduction
Release: Changes expander/gate character from abrupt to smooth
S. Chain: Turns sidechaining on or off
F. Attack: Specifies a super-fast attack for percussive sounds
5-LED meter: Monitors the amount of expansion or gating
System requirements: Any SONAR version with the ProChannel modular channel strip.