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Noise Gate

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:02 am
by steve
I'd like Audacity to have a built-in Noise Gate effect, preferably with real-time preview and optional side chain*. It's a common and versatile effect that is useful in many use cases.

* The "side chain" would normally be off, but may be enabled for either:
1) Using another track as the gate trigger
2) Using a filtered version of the track (or another track) as the gate trigger.
3) The side chain filter should include at least: high pass, low pass, band pass.

(useful link about side chain filtering with a gate: http://www.audiomasterclass.com/noise-g ... in-filters)

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:58 am
by waxcylinder
BUMP

So are you going to write this effect, or write a proposal Steve?

Peter

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:26 am
by steve
waxcylinder wrote:So are you going to write this effect
I may well do when I have time, but meanwhile I'd like it to be logged on whatever feature request tracking/logging system is in use.

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm
by Gale Andrews
steve wrote:
waxcylinder wrote:So are you going to write this effect
I may well do when I have time, but meanwhile I'd like it to be logged on whatever feature request tracking/logging system is in use.
Once again, nothing can be logged on Wiki Feature Requests unless it has votes for the feature.

Feature Requests has

Noise gate (not noise removal, just a simple binary gate) (14 votes)
  • A Nyquist noise gate plug-in is available here.
So given Steve will already have his vote counted in the 14 votes so far, there is nothing to add, except one vote for the extra detail about real-time and side-chain, which will not increment the 14 count.


Gale

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:39 pm
by steve
Please note that my vote is for "a built-in Noise Gate effect, preferably with real-time preview and optional side chain".

Of course I do like the Noise Gate plug-in, but as a Nyquist plug-in, neither real-time preview or optional side chain are possible, so I am requesting these additional features.

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:45 pm
by steve
I'll revise my feature request to make it clearer what new feature I'm requesting:

I'm requesting Audacity to ship with a Noise Gate effect that has real-time preview and a side chain option.

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:39 pm
by Gale Andrews
steve wrote:I'll revise my feature request to make it clearer what new feature I'm requesting:

I'm requesting Audacity to ship with a Noise Gate effect that has real-time preview and a side chain option.
Yes indeed, now there is a Nyquist plugin by definition the vote must be for a shipped effect. IIRC you asked for a shipped effect before then wrote the plugin as a standby.

We can only guess whether the other voters are satisfied with the plugin or want a shipped effect, but it seems to me it would give an erroneous impression to downgrade the request to 1 vote (yours). Don't you think so?

Here is what it says after my update: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Featu ... noise_gate. Will that do?


Gale

Re: Noise Gate

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:01 pm
by steve
Thanks, yes.