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

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
  • 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

  • Excellent!

    ★★★★★
    by JTM
    Innovative and intuitive! This is a unique Gate that can be used for a range of different applications: from Sound Design to Mixing and beyond. It is a sleek and modern interpretation on a classic… Read More
  • Secret Weapon

    ★★★★★
    by OockK
    It’s really hard to get excited about a gate plugin.
    But, G8 is amazing, and it will be my secret weapon.
  • Shut the G8, M8!

    ★★★★★
    by Slipperman(Tim Gilles)
    Nothing glamorous about a noise gate right? Until you need one! This simple to use, inexpensive, smartly designed and executed gate, just plain WORKS. I've been using gates in mixes since the Valley… Read More
  • Unfiltered Audio G8

    ★★★★★
    by Mr Floyd
    Great for controlling transients on hits an loops. Very smooth sound on the tails when gating kicks. A wise alternative to the stock gate in Logic Pro X, which I find suffers from pops and clicks on… Read More
  • Unfiltered Audio G8

    ★★★★★
    by DmitryMOR
    convenient in work

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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

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