Looking for a way to tighten up your drum tracks and bring clarity to your mix? Using a gate/expander on tracks like Kick, Snare, and Toms can go a long way to giving you a more focused sound with less unwanted noise. Today’s 5 minute mixing tip covers exactly how to make that happen in your sessions.

For Both Studio And Stage

Something to keep in mind as you watch today’s video. Gates are a great tool both in the studio and in a live setting. Once you learn the concept, you can apply it to more than drums and more than studio situations. If you can control sound on a crowded stage you can really clear up your mix and prevent feedback. Nice!