Alesis Micro Gate 1/3 rack size 1990? black
size approx. 5" x  4 " x 1 1/2"
box size = 11" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Manuals at link below:

here is the only review below, we could find, poorly translated from the  French Language:

The Alesis MICRO GATE, released in 1989 in from the MICRO SERIES by Alesis, then associated with Studio Electronics, is a numrique strophonique processor, Noise gate type (noise gate).the MICRO GATE works well with the MICRO ENHANCER, the three processors put side by side, work to to form a . You also guess that they should be connected by cables assymtriques-jack, so double O high impedance . In addition, MICRO GATE has a trigger from the rear, whose function will be explained below. And that's it for connectivity, not even MIDI.

Memory for the noise gate is that a system that only allows the audio signal, as well as certain level of volume, regulated by using the potentiomter. Threshold, situ left when the threshold is crossed, the door opens for the audio signal but also noise and the blast with it; a gate is not an equalizer, which would allow for attenuating the breath of the signal. After the door closes, more or less quickly depending on your needs, thanks to potentiometer setting, located in the center. Finally potentiometer the right, will delay. Determines a "threshold of closure," inferior at first, very practical for adjusting sounds gradually. This shows that the MICRO GATE, is intuitive and easy to reset the envelope of a synthesiser. The manual is in English.


Although sr, we can not have a gate, certainly professional, but entry-level functions trs evolve, such as the effect of hystrsis whose gnral rate is fixed, not adjustable by the user, it is necessary to compensate, as we have seen above, by extending the delay, but you get there.
Once obtained with the precision SETTING THE gate, adjust your audio source, even if it is diversified, it is quick to change, then we disable the prfre MICRO GATE switch on the front, just to hear a faint signal from another source. Using this processor trs useful, becomes indispensable, After compressor / limiter, which adds value to the signal, with a high degree of compression and reverb can be an effect of CRER "punch" to the percussive sounds: the gated reverb. More creative, the trigger function can crop a loop sampler wrong place (timing), add a snare by a white noise, etc ...
The trigger can take to avoid bounces above the door, providing a fix rate function.


I bought used in 1991 for $800 FF, while new, it was worth double!
I would not hesitate to buy it back 50 euros, in good condition!

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  • Micro Gate
  • Black
  • 1990?
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  • United States

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