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  1. Rane DC22S 2 Channel Compressor (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: DC22S
    19-inch rackmount, two channel compressor and gate
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
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    $319.00

    $199.95 (You Save 37.3%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  2. Rane G4 Quad Gate (2U)

    MFR#: G4
    Dynamics controls gate/expand/duck (2u) 19-inch rackmount
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $879.00

    $659.25 (You Save 25%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  3. API 235L Noise Gate/Expander

    MFR#: 235L
    Discrete single-channel gate in the compact API 200 Series format
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    Ships directly from API Audio
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $695.00

    $660.25
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  4. DBX 1066

    MFR#: DBX1066V
    Dual compressor/limiter/gate
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    Ships directly from DBX
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $537.00

    $429.95
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  5. DBX 166Xs

    MFR#: DBX166XSV
    Two-channel compressor/gate
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    Ships directly from DBX
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $299.00

    $239.95
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  6. Drawmer DL241

    MFR#: DL241
    Dual-channel expander/gate/compressor/limiter
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $875.00

    $799.00
    or $23/month for 36 months**
  7. Drawmer DL241XLR

    MFR#: DL241XLR
    Dual-channel expander/gate/compressor/limiter with balanced XLR I/O
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $925.00

    $849.00
    or $24/month for 36 months**
  8. Drawmer DS201

    MFR#: DS201
    Dual-channel noise gate
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $875.00

    $795.00
    or $23/month for 36 months**
  9. Drawmer DS404

    MFR#: DS404
    Quad-channel noise gate
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,299.00

    $1,175.00
    or $33/month for 36 months**
  10. Drawmer MXPRO-30 Gated Compressor Limiter

    MFR#: MXPRO30
    Two-channel gate/compressor/limiter
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    Ships directly from Drawmer
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $649.00

    $549.00
    or $16/month for 36 months**
  11. SSL E Series Dynamics Module

    MFR#: 729718X1
    X-Rack compressor/limiter and expander/gate module
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    Ships directly from SSL
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,069.00
    or $30/month for 36 months**
  12. Drawmer DS501

    MFR#: DS501
    Dual-channel noise gate
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    Ships directly from Drawmer
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $949.00

    $849.00
    or $24/month for 36 months**
  13. Pete's Place Audio BAC-500

    MFR#: BAC500
    500 Series compressor/limiter designed by Brad Avenson
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    Ships directly from Pete's Place Audio
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,100.00

    $995.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  14. Tonelux TX5C Module

    MFR#: TX5C
    Extremely flexible 500 Series discrete compressor with blendable compression styles and "Tilt" sidechain
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    Ships directly from Tonelux
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $499.99
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  15. Drawmer DS101

    MFR#: DS101
    Single Channel Noise-gate for 500 series racks
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    Ships directly from Drawmer
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $399.00

    $349.00
    or $10/month for 36 months**
  16. Phoenix Audio N90-DRC/500 Compressor

    MFR#: N90-DRC/500
    500 Series compressor/gate
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    Ships directly from Phoenix Audio
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $899.00

    $799.00
    or $17/month for 48 months***
  17. TK Audio BC1-S

    MFR#: BC1-S
    Stereo bus compressor
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    Special Order
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,439.00

    $1,349.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  18. DBX 266XS

    MFR#: DBX266XSV
    Dual-channel compressor gate great for the studio or the stage
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    Ships directly from DBX
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    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $187.00

    $149.95
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months

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Some compressors come equipped with a built in gate. A gate is a great way to isolate the important frequencies of a recording while getting rid of unwanted bleed that may have occurred while tracking.

When you compress something, you are, on the one hand, taming the dynamic peaks of the performance, but are also bringing up the noise floor and background noise of the room you tracked in. This can become a serious problem with an instrument like drums using multiple microphones picking up every sonic aspect of the kit. For example, if you want to compress the snare drum for more depth, you will also start making the hi-hats and cymbals louder in that microphone, making it hard to dial in on the key frequencies of just the snare drum.

With a gate, you can set a threshold that only allows the transients of the snare drum to open the gate, eliminating all other bleed into the microphone. Then adjust the release to allow the full length of the snare to pass through, so it still sounds natural. You can then focus your EQ on the snare drum, without making the cymbals more present in the mix.

The range control is how much the gate will reduce the overall volume when closed, using a lower range will make the gate more transparent. A higher range will allow for complete isolation, but can sometimes sound unnatural.