Free Plugin – Gatey Watey by Boz Digital Labs
Boz Millar has a knack for coming up with plug-ins we didn’t know we needed. A frequency dependant gate seems so obvious, at least now that it is here! I don’t know how I lived without it until now.
Gatey Watey by Boz Digital Labs
The controls are very simple.
Threshold, range, attack, release, and lookahead function the same as any other gate plug-in. The selectable frequency response is what makes this one special. There are three modes. Flat, hi-pass, and lo-pass.
And when using either of the two filters, we can tune the cutoff points via the long horizontal slider in the centre of the interface.
Having a gate react in specific frequency ranges opens up a word of creative possibilities. Gating ringing bass drums or toms is a practical use for it. Accenting or masking selected areas of the frequency spectrum within instrument phrases is a nice creative application that yields all sorts of interesting results.
Video – Having Fun with Gatey Watey
Watch the video:
It’s not only a useful tool, it’s fun and inspiring to play with!