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The sound of the 80's: Gated Reverb is back(?)
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:46:42 PM »
Interesting info on the '80s drum sound -Phil Collins, Duran Duran, John Cougar, etc.  I knew what it sounded like but never quite knew how engineers did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxz6jShW-3E

Perhaps sound and recording engineers here can shed some light on gated reverb, if they have ever used it?

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Re: The sound of the 80's: Gated Reverb is back(?)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 11:37:03 PM »
Interesting info on the '80s drum sound -Phil Collins, Duran Duran, John Cougar, etc.  I knew what it sounded like but never quite knew how engineers did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxz6jShW-3E

Perhaps sound and recording engineers here can shed some light on gated reverb, if they have ever used it?
The sound of Phil Collins was purported to be an analog reverb with a dBx noise gate for for the short release.  AMS released the RMX16 that was used on subsequent recordings.  I always thought the AMS was a one trick pony because of its “electronic” sound.  Always sounded harsh and fizzy to me.  Personally I preferred the sound of a AKG spring or a Lexicon PCM 60 with a good fast release gate. 
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