Combining familiar front panel controls with the accuracy and performance of digital signal processing, Rane's full-featured, high performance G4 Quad Gate is suitable for use in a variety of demanding dynamics processing applications. Gating, ducking and downward expansion modes are offered, together with internal high- and low-cut filters and external side-chain inputs. It is the ideal tool for front of house, monitor, instrument and voice processing, broadcast and recording.
Analog controls (knobs, sliders) allow a performer or sound engineer to make precise adjustments, in real time. Digital signal processing (DSP) provides a degree of accuracy, consistency and flexibility that simply can not be matched with a traditional analog design.
The G4 combines the best of both worlds by using analog controls and high performance digital processing to achieve an unprecedented feature set. Benefits of this approach:
- Look Ahead Gating with Pre-Ramp: Never miss a transient
- Improved accuracy and repeatability
- Exceptional immunity to RF and electromagnetic interference
- Lower cost per channel
For details on what the G4 can do for your sound, see the RaneNote Dynamics Processors -- Technology & Application Tips.
The G4 is ideal for a variety of dynamics applications including gating, ducking and downward expansion. Internal or external side-chain key input, built-in side-chain filtering, side-chain listen, look-ahead signal detection and advanced metering combine with properly defined threshold, attack, decay, hold, and depth controls to provide the necessary tools for unsurpassed flexibility and performance. The G4 is the only quad gate available with this complete set of features.
Conventional gates without look ahead or ramping result in audible clicks at fast attack settings. (red=signal, blue=gate)
The G4 uses a very short look ahead (16 samples, or 333 microseconds) with exponential ramping to ensure accurate clickless gating.