No, Tom Gate isn’t somebody’s name. XT-TG Tom Gate is a gate plugin that is specifically made to work on tom drums. It utilizes a special algorithm that is uniquely adapted to listen to a tom-tom drum and separate the individual drum sound from the drum kit spill into its microphone.
Best when used on: Single Drum Mics, like Tom, Kick, or Snare drums.
Despite being a powerful effect, the XT-TG Tom Gate only has six controls:
Learn Tom While playing a tom recording on the track that this plugin lives, holding down the ‘Learn Tom’ button will train the XT-TG to the sound and transient quality of your tom.
Learn Spill While playing a tom recording on the track that this plugin lives, holding down the ‘Learn Spill’ will train the XT-TG to the sound and transient quality of your microphone ‘spill’, i.e everything that isn’t a tom.
Threshold The vertical slider in the middle controls the threshold of the gating.
Hold, Release, and Depth Controls the typical gate features like: How long to hold the gate open, how fast the gate opens, and the level of gain reduction for the material that does not pass the gate.
In the top-right corner is a momentary-bypass button. Press this button to temporarily bypass the effect. Releasing the button will re-apply the effect.