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


  • ‘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
  • Four-channel analysis (sidechain) input; two internal and two external, each independently filtered and gain-controlled
  • Precise triggering with Lookahead analysis
  • Wet/Dry mix for parallel processing

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    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

    Armada Trice, Anjunabeats, Enhanced Music

    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

    Author of The Computer Music Tutorial and Microsound

    The Ultimate Gate.

Customer Reviews

  • very good for dialogue !

    by Daniel Petre
    This gate is very good for dialogue (much better than Gatey Watey) !
  • DynGate

    by BluelagoonStudios
    With a gate you cannot much harm, only I think the G8 isn't very CPU friendly, especially with the look ahead feature on, That's why the 4 stars. Had a classic project that was very noisy, had to… Read More
  • G8

    by Oli-W
    This is an excellent gate with huge flexibility. It can take a tiny bit longer to set up than a really simple gate, but the results are significantly better. Worth saving settings as presets for… Read More
  • Unfiltered Audio G8

    by Jonas Warnehed
    The G8-way to heavenly sound!
  • G8d Community

    by Cat-in-a-blender!
    G8 for president!!!


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel or Apple Silicon architecture

x64-compatible CPU

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




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# G8 Dynamic Gate

### 1.6.2 (03/30/2023)
- Fix for sidechains and aux outs not appearing in VST3 format.
- Add AAX ARM support for Apple Silicon.
- Fix factory presets not appearing on some Windows computers.

### 1.6.1 (08/15/2022)
- Fix for mono versions not loading in many DAWs.
- Fix for sidechains and aux outs not appearing in many DAWs.

### 1.6.0 (02/10/2022)
- Add Apple Silicon support.
- Full interface refresh. Shrink large header, expand preset selector, improve fonts and colors, more.
- Move to JUCE 6 and rewrite channel handling for modern DAW support.