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The only gates I use on vocals are the clever Optogates. See here https://www.optogate.com/index_opto_uk.html
They work great on small stages where there are a lot of open mic’s and high stage volume (rock bands etc) causing excessive bleed.
I have also used on 8 back stage chorus microphones for a theatre show where I set one mic as a master ( with an Optogate) and then side chain gated all other chorus channels to it using the iLive internal gates with a very low threshold. If no one stood to sing in the master microphone then none of the other mic’s would be on! Worked a treat and saved lots of scene programming.


Richard Howey
Audio Dynamite Ltd
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