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Lichtlaerm Audio - The Key and The Gate

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The Key and The Gate


"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate." - H.P. Lovecraft (The Dunwich Horror)

With all the fine sonic terror crafted on your instruments, there comes all sorts of unwanted noise. With every parameter of this gate defined by an envelope-follower this is the most transparent solution you can get on the market! The gate reacts super fast to any change in your playing-style: from staccato to long sustained notes for a singing lead-tone: no problem!

"The Key and the Gate" is usable as a simple noise gate, by connecting to the gate to the top-mounted in- and output but the real magic happens when you make use of the "key"-feature:

Connect your guitar directly to the side mounted jacks and follow your usual signal chain from there. The pedal splits your signal internally and uses your unaltered guitar-signal as a reference for it´s gating: no tone sucking, no loss of sustain! As the gate uses your pure guitar-signal, you can leave it always on - it really doesn´t care, if you are on your clean or dirt channel or whatever dirt pedals you put in between the key and the gate!

Also it´s super easy to dial in: one knob - that's it!

You can also inject any other signal into the key-input to control the gate, giving you unlimited opportunities for side-chain operation in the studio or even using it as a weird tremolo by connecting it to a LFO!

Features:

  • Lichtlaerm Audio Smart Relay technology

  • side mounted jacks for the side-chain

  • top mounted jacks for the noise gate

  • standard 9V center neg. power supply

  • True Bypass

  • fully analog circuitry

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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The Key and The Gate


"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate." - H.P. Lovecraft (The Dunwich Horror)

With all the fine sonic terror crafted on your instruments, there comes all sorts of unwanted noise. With every parameter of this gate defined by an envelope-follower this is the most transparent solution you can get on the market! The gate reacts super fast to any change in your playing-style: from staccato to long sustained notes for a singing lead-tone: no problem!

"The Key and the Gate" is usable as a simple noise gate, by connecting to the gate to the top-mounted in- and output but the real magic happens when you make use of the "key"-feature:

Connect your guitar directly to the side mounted jacks and follow your usual signal chain from there. The pedal splits your signal internally and uses your unaltered guitar-signal as a reference for it´s gating: no tone sucking, no loss of sustain! As the gate uses your pure guitar-signal, you can leave it always on - it really doesn´t care, if you are on your clean or dirt channel or whatever dirt pedals you put in between the key and the gate!

Also it´s super easy to dial in: one knob - that's it!

You can also inject any other signal into the key-input to control the gate, giving you unlimited opportunities for side-chain operation in the studio or even using it as a weird tremolo by connecting it to a LFO!

Features:

  • Lichtlaerm Audio Smart Relay technology

  • side mounted jacks for the side-chain

  • top mounted jacks for the noise gate

  • standard 9V center neg. power supply

  • True Bypass

  • fully analog circuitry

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!