Generating a gated reverb sound with ValhallaRoom is easy:

  • Set the DEPTH control to 0%, so that only the Early reverb is heard.
  • Set PREDELAY to 0.0 msec, so that the gated sound is generated by the Early energy only (the PREDELAY can be set higher for gated echos).
  • Set Early Diffusion to 100%, for maximum echo density.
  • Use Early Size to dial in the desired gate length in milliseconds.
  • Adjust High Cut for desired brightness
  • Use Early Mod Rate and Early Mod Depth to add chorusing to the gated reverb sound

Here’s a preset for a 150 msec gate. Copy the entire text, including the < and > tags at the beginning and end, and use the “Paste from clipboard” option in the Presets menu to bring the preset into ValhallaRoom.

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<ValhallaRoom pluginVersion="1.0.5" presetName="Gate150msec" mix="1" predelay="0" decay="0.0190190189" HighCut="1" earlyLateMix="0" lateSize="0.5" lateCross="1" lateModRate="0.0909090936" lateModDepth="0.5" RTBassMultiply="0.333333343" RTXover="0.0909090936" RTHighMultiply="0.444444478" RTHighXover="0.530201316" earlySize="0.14914915" earlyCross="0.119999997" earlyModRate="0.0909090936" earlyModDepth="0" earlySend="0" diffusion="1" type="0"/>
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