Gated reverb as an effect was used on countless drum tracks during the 1980s, to the point that such a sound became a defining characteristic of that decade’s popular music.
Phil Collins used gated reverb extensively in the early to mid-1980s, both in his solo work as well as working with other artists. He first employed it on the Peter Gabriel song “Intruder”. Examples of Collins’s own music include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, I Don’t Care Anymore, and the Genesis track “Mama”.
When a life-challenged doofus like me finds himself dramatically disagreeing with a talented and lovable brainiac like Al3x, it’s a 99% safe bet that the life-challenged doofus like me is either just goofy, confused, stupid, and/or missing something that’s really super-obvious.
So, let’s just take it as read. I’m very likely the reductive doofus in this equation. But, with that said.
I thought Frank was kidding. Frank was not kidding.
The reader may correctly infer that I did not know whether Frank was kidding because I haven’t deliberately visited the site in question in at least two years.
The reader may further correctly infer that every bit of this is just heart-wrenchingly sad for me. Especially given that, at a time when the title really meant something, the site in question was easily the most interesting and unmissable bookmark in my browser. Bar none.
I’m the last person to begrudge a talented person his success. But, it’s hard not to begrudge success auguring the deliberate perversion of that person’s talent in the service of gavaging a profitable but pathologically undemanding audience.