MATRIXSYNTH: NATURAL GATE Overview & Memory Demonstration

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NATURAL GATE Overview & Memory Demonstration

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Rabid Elephant

"This video shows our beloved dual LPG done our way... We go over basic the features but focus on a unique memory effect which allows spectral dynamics to be added, automatically, based on the speed you HIT the gate."

NATURAL GATE Demo - Chord Bingle

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Rabid Elephant

"A lil song/jam with all sounds processed by 2 Natural Gates."

via Rabid Elephant:


Natural Gate is a dual channel, adjustable decay, zero bleed LPG (lowpass gate) designed in our own special way.


Natural Gate has been designed to generate a signature response evocative of the acoustics of the natural world. Think of how the plucking of a string or the beating of a drum head produces organic sounds we are all intimately familiar with, sounds that resonate with us, they feel right.

To obtain these qualities, we started with a blank slate and developed an instrument with its own unique character. A character unhampered by the conventions of traditional circuits and devices.

Natural Gate's fully adjustable (and voltage-controllable) decay alters the level of damping of the object you hit - from very short highly damped events to vibrations that ring out for several seconds. The module's innovative circuitry ensures the perfect decay shape at any decay setting.

What you hit matters just as importantly; the MATERIAL switch provides a selection of three material characteristics further increasing the flexibility of the instrument.

The HIT input's circuitry was carefully designed to ensure that any signal you send in will correctly drive Natural gate's envelopes. The CTRL input allows you to open the gate in any way you see fit and when combined with HIT, natural dynamics are realised.

Natural Gate was painstakingly designed and tuned by many pairs of seasoned ears. Natural Gate defines a new paradigm of how the LPG can be experienced and used, thus opening a portal for dialing in new discoveries.


Two independent LPG channels
Zero bleed... Natural Gate fully closes
Meticulously tuned attack and decay shapes provide extremely natural sounding responses across the full range of decay lengths
HIT input applies the perfect trigger amplitude, shape, and duration to the internal gate circuitry... regardless of the source's amplitude, shape, or length
Adjustable and voltage controllable DECAY times up to several seconds
3 selectable MATERIAL profiles
Adjustable and voltage controllable openness
CTRL and DECAY inputs feature attenuverting trimmers for scaling any incoming signal source properly
Indicators display gate openness and CTRL zero
30mm sliders with 100k cycle life and smooth action
100% analogue for utmost fidelity and nuance
Low loss, high speed active reverse voltage protection
Overcurrent protection
ESD protected IO
Rabid Elephant low loss, long life, high rel power cable with keyed & latching connector"

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