Overview

The Unfiltered Audio G8 takes dynamic sound shaping to the next level. Deceptively simple, G8 is a tool that reaches far beyond what any normal noise gate can do. While it does a great job at the usual tasks of rejecting noise and shaping transients, the MIDI in/out and alternate gating modes offered by G8 open a world of possibilities that let you forget you’re even using a ‘Gate’.

Use G8 to create dynamic rhythm patterns on sustained sounds; trigger an envelope on G8 with MIDI input or use it to trigger notes on a MIDI instrument; produce interesting fractal sequences and auto-panning effects with Delay and Output Reject. With Cycle Mode and One-Shot, you can create dramatic motion with G8’s envelope, reducing the time value of the envelope to mere milliseconds, resulting in AM synthesis. The four-channel input in the Expert Mode of G8 allows for complex in-DAW routing of different levels and types of content. G8 can split the amplitude of a single source, allowing you to route two different characteristics of your sound to different tracks – the Mains and the Reject.

From transient shaping to trance gating to polyrhythmic beat slicing, G8 can add a whole new level of endless creative possibilities to your sound. Activate the 14-day full function demo with your Plugin Alliance account to hear for yourself!

New for Version 1.2:

  • Native AU external sidechain support
  • Dark Skin
  • Massively improved waveform drawing code
  • Fixed clicks and pops when changing parameters
  • Optional tooltips for every control
  • Several automation improvements, greater compatibility with external MIDI controllers
  • Added AAX native and VST3 formats

Features

  • ‘Cycle’ gating mode gives you the ability to use G8 as a stutter effect, an AM/granular effect, or a tremolo
  • ‘One-shot’ gating mode allows for surgical transient shaping from any type of sound
  • Custom MIDI in/out: trigger G8 with an instrument or extract grooves from an audio track to trigger an instrument with G8
  • Route post-gate, ‘Reject Outputs’ to another track, or use ‘Flip’ mode to swap Reject Outputs with G8’s main output, essentially reversing the behavior of G8
  • Four-channel analysis (sidechain) input; two internal and two external, each independently filtered and gain-controlled
  • Precise triggering with Lookahead analysis
  • RMS and Peak detection modes
  • Variable reduction of gated signal allows for subtler processing
  • Wet/Dry mix for parallel processing

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Every so often you come across a plugin that does things you don't expect. This plugin along with their Sandman delay unit are both a sound designer's dream because of their ability to take… Read More

  • Ost & Meyer
    Ost & Meyer

    What we like about G8 is its quality. It’s very light on the CPU, has a convenient interface and sounds really good. We like to use it on vocals. 

  • Computer Music
    Computer Music

    One of the most comprehensive gates we've ever seen - and probably the most creative... This is a superb plugin that any producer would do well to investigate.

  • Curtis Roads
    Curtis Roads

    The Ultimate Gate.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    AWESOME!!
    by Unfiltered Audio G8
    Essential for music gating effects and sound fx. Love this plugin. Thank you this is awesome.
  • ★★★★☆
    Unfiltered Audio G8
    by tomb
    This is a good gate and would probably be a great gate is it was a little easier to wrap your head around the controls. It seemed that the versatility of this unit was overshadowed by the complexity… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Great plugin
    by Yardsoul
    This a a great production tool. I use it in my future bass tracks for side- chain effect. Awesome purchase
  • ★★★★★
    Unique
    by Ahmed Boareki
    a gate is a gate , but this gate is more than just a gate it takes you beyond what a normal gate could do. It is easy to get a snap and mix it with the original signal using a parallel processing,… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Great gate tool with huge creative capabilities
    by C. Decker
    I’ve never seen a gate like this before … what a nice and nifty plugin! Go try it out and I guess you’ll enjoy it.
    Nevertheless the plugin would benefit from some improvements:
    -… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.