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

  • ★★★★★
    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
  • ★★★★★
    G8 kill'em all!
    by Andronoid
    I will tell simply and on business - after purchase of this device I have removed several other similar plug-ins. Now has replaced with the G8 all of them!
  • ★★★★☆
    Unfiltered Audio G8
    by Rbn

    Magnificent, flexible and an essential tool for multi tracks channels.
    Congratulations!
    Ruben Nievas
    Composer
    Sound Design & Synth Programmer
  • ★★★★☆
    UA G8
    by Donald Trump
    A Gate with probably more functions than I'll ever need.

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

Downloads

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