Orinj version 3.0.0
The Orinj Noise Gate zeroes out the signal, if the amplitude of the signal falls under a specific amplitude value. See also Noise Gate.
Using the Orinj Noise Gate
The Orinj Noise Gate can be added to tracks in the multitrack session view, tracks in the loop building view, and to waves in the single wave view. In the multitrack session view and in the loop building view, first select the track to which you want to add the effect. In all these views, click on Effect, Dynamics, and then on Orinj Noise Gate in the Orinj menu. You will see the following dialog.
When the dialog becomes visible, the effect has been added. Adjust the parameters of the noise gate in the dialog and click on Close. These parameters are described below.
Orinj Noise Gate parameters
See Orinj Effects for notes on the Title, Track, Presets, and Bypass controls. The remaining Orinj Noise Gate controls are as follows.
- Threshold: Use these controls – the box and slider – to set the threshold of the noise gate. If the amplitude of the signal falls below the threshold, the signal will be zeroed out. The threshold is measured in decibels can be between -50 dB and -10 dB, where 0 dB is the maximum amplitude that the digital signal can carry, given its sampling resolution.
- Attack: Use these controls – the box and the slider – to set the attack of the noise gate. The attack is the time it takes for the noise gate to change the amplitude of the signal from the original amplitude to zero. The attack is measured in milliseconds and can be between 0 ms and 50 ms.
- Release: Use these controls – the box and the slider – to set the release of the gate. The release is the time it takes the gate to change the amplitude of the signal from zero back to the original amplitude. The release is measured in milliseconds and can be between 0 ms and 100 ms.
- Forward: Use these controls – the box and the slider – to set the amount of time that the gate looks ahead when adjusting the amplitude of the signal. With value of 5 ms, for example, the gate will begin to adjust the amplitude of the signal 5 ms before that signal reaches the threshold. This look ahead time parameter is included to allow quick amplitude changes at the very beginning of signal peaks, but without a very short attack, since very short attacks can change the underlying form of the signal and introduce distortion. If the attack of the gate is also set at 5 ms, then the gate will reach zero amplitude at the moment at which the signal reaches the threshold. The amount of time that the gate looks ahead is measured in milliseconds and can be between 0 ms and 10 ms.
See Orinj Effects for additional notes on: where Orinj effects can be used, using boxes and sliders that impact the same parameter (such as the box and slider for the threshold), applying effects to mono and stereo waves, and using effects during playback. See Orinj Working with effects for additional information on creating, modifying, moving, removing, and processing effects. See Noise Gate for additional information on noise gates in audio processing.
The Orinj version 2 Noise Gate
The Orinj version 2 Noise Gate has a threshold, but no attack, release, or looking ahead time.