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Chris Sweet

    I concur with Mark but another option is expanding vs gating (reducing volume vs hard gating). Most gates offer a volume reduction level. You can get more natural results that way, just dropping the volume 10 db instead of cutting it out entirely. So if it's a more organic thing, I would probably do that. For pop/rock I might gate harder for a tighter sound.