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

  • 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

  • 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!!!
  • G8 Dynamic Gate

    by OSAR
    This is such an amazing tool! I'm writing music that I never intended to with the G8!


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

x64-compatible CPU

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


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Unfiltered Audio G8 - Changelog

Version 1.3.1 (April 1, 2016)
- Fixed factory preset install on Mac (regression)

Version 1.3 (Jan 18, 2016)
- Fixed factory preset install on Mac

Version 1.2 (Oct 5, 2015)
- Release version