Kjaerhus Audio has announced the release of a gate plug-in for the Gold Series analog modeled plug-ins.
The Golden Audio Gate | GAG-1 is a versatile gate / expander & ducking plug-in made for such applications as noise-gating, gated reverb, voice-over, de-breathing and many other practical and creative purposes.
The side-chain can be fed with either internal or external audio, or controlled by a MIDI key. High-cut and low-cut filters are available in the side chain to narrow the frequency range in which the gate should respond.
The envelope is controlled by attack, hold and decay parameters where the hold function has a soft release behavior contributing to the unique character of this gate. Other parameters such as range, ratio and knee are used to control the audio attenuation and help make this gate sound more musical than typical “bi-state” noise gates.
Three plug-in variants are available in the package; stereo, stereo with side chain, and mono with side chain. There is no latency, which makes this the ideal tool for real time performance in the studio or on stage. All parameters can be controlled from MIDI controllers.
Availability The GAG-1 will be available August 2, 2006 for Windows. A Mac version will be released at a later date. The price is USD $78.00 but from August 2 to September 1, 2006, Kjaerhus is offering an introductory discount, reducing the price to USD $65.00.
For more information, visit their web site at www.kjaerhusaudio.com.