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Tackle cymbal spill with THR deBleed

Reduces bleed while preserving drum tone

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THR have recently launched a specialist noise gate that has been designed specifically to remove cymbal bleed from the likes of kick, snare and tom mics without negatively impacting their tone. The company say that deBleed achieves its goal using a frequency-dependant process, and is capable of significantly reducing  cymbal bleed while leaving wanted signals intact. 

To make the process as simple as possible, the plug-in allows users to select between Kick, Snare and Toms settings, and is equipped with an analysis feature that’s capable of setting its Threshold and Debleed parameters automatically. Hold and Release settings then allow the gate timing to be adjusted to make sure the sustain element of hits are preserved while the plug-in continues to attenuate the cymbal spill. Helpfully, the company have implemented a Ghost function that allows deBleed react to quieter snare hits — users can simply automate the control’s state to allow ghost hits to pass through rather than having to continually adjust the processing threshold.


deBleed is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and above, and Macs running macOS 10.15 or higher. VST3, AU and AAX plug-in versions are available.

Pricing & Availability

deBleed is available now, and is currently (5 July 2024) being offered at an introductory price of $49.99, reduced from its usual cost of $89.99.

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