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What is Gate Hold?

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asked Apr 14, 2015 in Audio Terms by AlexTinsley (924,340 points)
What is Gate Hold and what is it used for?

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answered Apr 14, 2015 by AlexTinsley (924,340 points)
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Hold time is used to keep the gate open for a fixed period of time following the signal going below the gate threshold. This can be really useful for effects such as ‘gated snare’ where the gate remains open after the snare hit for the duration of the hold time then abruptly closes.