Nearfield monitors are designed for placement within a few feet of the listener. The idea behind these speakers is that the sound reaches your ears before it has time to interact with the surrounding environment. These speakers work well in tracking and mixing because of their accurate and flat sound.

Noise Gate
This is a device that allows the user to automatically fully attenuate or turn off an audio signal when it is below a preset threshold amplitude. Using a Noise Gate will reduce the noise contributed by an individual track to the over-all mix. See our article Gates, for a more detailed description, by following the link below.

Songstuff Gates Article

Non-Registered Parameter Numbers (NRPN)
These are undefined, assignable, MIDI Controller Numbers.

A lot of people ask me, 'How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?' It's because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they're gonna say no to you, at least they're gonna be polite about it.”
Taylor Swift