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Sonnox Oxford Drum Gate


Drum Processing Plug-In (download)

  • Precise transient detection and intelligent drum type tuning to accurately separate each instrument in the drum set
  • Creation of custom drum profiles to isolate unusual drum types or avoid random errors in kick, snare or tom detection
  • Decay curve with adjustment to the velocity of individual drum beats
  • Spectral decay editor preserves resonance, ringing, rattling, etc. of individual beats while providing crosstalk attenuation
  • Leveller with double target and volume adjustment to improve signal consistency without loss of playing dynamics
  • Real-time MIDI output and MIDI file generation
  • Clear user interface for easy operation
System Requirements
  • Version: G5
  • Shipping Format: E-Mail
  • License validity: perpetual
  • Copy Protection: iLok 2 / iLok 3 (401447) / iLok Cloud
  • Simultaneous Activations: 2
  • Windows: from 10 (64-Bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): from 10.12
  • add. System requirements: Internet Connection for Installation and Activation, iLok License Manager
Supported Formats
  • AAX native 64-Bit
  • AU 64-Bit
  • VST3 64-Bit
Available since November 2019
Item number 478041
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Delay No
Dynamics Yes
Effect Filter No
Encoder/Decoder No
Equalizer No
Guitar amps/-effects No
Channel Strip No
Metering / Analysis / Correction No
Modulation Effects No
Multieffect / Plugin-Host No
Overdrive/Distortion No
Preamp / Saturation No
Psychoacoustic tool / Enhancer / Exciter No
Restauration No
Reverb No
Special FX No
Summer / Mixing Consoles No
Tape Simulation No
Pitch Shifter / Harmonizer / Timestretching No
Transient Processing No
Vocoder / Vocal effect No
Mastering Tools No
Hardware Controller No
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4.9 / 5

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13 Reviews

Amazing product, wish it didn't use iLok cloud
StrikingObligation 16.11.2020
If you are recording acoustic drums then this product will seriously speed up your workflow.

This gate is seriously good at what it does. Rather than acting purely on a volume threshold like a traditional gate, you tell it whether the incoming signal is kick, snare or toms and it intelligently picks them out. If it does miss things you can manually 'teach' it to pick up certain hits. It's not perfect, but it's a LOT quicker and easier than any other gate I've used.

It could maybe do with a few more features, but actually the simplicity is part of its charm. I like the fact that it does one thing very well.

The only down side I've found is the iLok Cloud activation. It gives you two licences, but with the Cloud activation you can only use one at a time. Plus, once I'd authorised the product in my studio and then on my laptop, it sometimes just refuses to load and says I don't have permission. I have raised a ticket with Sonnox and they told me to reload which I have done and fingers crossed it has been this week.

Also, this price is cheaper than the current 'sale' price that Sonnox themselves are selling it for!
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My favourite drum gate!
J.C.R 28.01.2022
Love using this gate as it makes the editing process much quicker. Works really well on toms which I've had trouble with using other gates. Highly recommended
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A must for every drummer/producer!
ev3rlost 02.01.2023
I got recommended this plugin from my dear old friend - and I have to say, it's worth every cent! No more countless hours of getting rid of cymbal bleed with every trick there is on Youtube! It's straight forward to install, works in every DAW (I'm using Reaper) and it just works like magic - isolated snare, tom or kick hits! Very happy with this one and I strongly recommend it!
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Sehr beeindruckend!
33eins 09.12.2022
Bin seit bald 30 Jahren semiprofessionell im Live/Recording-Biz unterwegs und nehme auch regelmässig "echte" Schlagzeuge auf. Dabei habe ich so einige Gates verschiedenster Hersteller schon über diversen Drumkanälen hängen gehabt ...

Live konnte ich mit den bekannten Gate-Nebenwirkungen leben, in der PostPro aber nicht. Was mich in den letzten 15 Jahren dazu brachte, vor allem die Tom-Spuren mühsam von Hand nachzubearbeiten ...

Neulich trotzdem mal wieder recherchiert und das Sonnox Drumgate aufgrund positiver Reviews auch hier zum BF Kurs eingeschwenkt.

Was soll ich sagen ... Sehr beeindruckend!

Die eingebaute Erkennung nach Kick/Snare/Tom-Signalen erwischt schonmal mind. 93% Richtige, trotz Micbleed ...
Vermisste, aber gewünschte Triggers lassen sich "nachlernen" und funzen dann wie gewünscht. (Minimiert die Handarbeit schonmal deutlich ...)

Aber das Beste an diesem VST-Proggie: die interne Nachbearbeitung in Sachen natürlichem Sound NACH dem "mach mal das Gate auf"!

Der verhasste Cymbalbleed-Burst lässt sich damit bis in mixtechnisch harmlose Gefilde ausmerzen, selbst wenn der EQ danach die Attack-Höhen stark betont.
Der (ansonsten per normalem Treshold-Gate oft kompromissbehaftet unnatürlich verkürzte) Grundtonausklang nicht nur bei Toms bleibt hier nach Gusto komplett erhalten.

Aber am tollsten finde ich, daß die per Sonnox Drum Gate behandelten "Überbleibsel" wirklich natürlich klingen!

Und DAS hab ich so anderweitig noch nie erlebt ...

Also Daumen hoch, TOP PlugIn in dieser Richtung!

P.S. Für die große Fraktion der Natursounds durch Sample-Ersetzer: Die integrierte Instrumenterkennung lässt sich auch so nutzen, daß das Sonnox frei wählbare MIDI-Noten bei Gate auf ausgibt. Manche DAWs lassen sich dann intern direkt live triggern zu Drum-VSTis, oder die MIDI-Events lassen sich auch "Aufnehmen", um im nächsten Schritt selbiges zu ermöglichen.

OK, manche DAWs haben das von Haus aus mit an Bord, aber ohne die "Intelligenz" ne Kick von ner Snare von nem Tom zu unterscheiden, bedeutet das dann doch wieder viel Handarbeit ...
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