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Renegate by Auburn Sounds is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS, Windows and Linux. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a LV2 Plugin.
Windows 7 or later
macOS 10.12 or later
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Renegate is simply a full-band Gate plug-in.

It has an always smooth, natural sound, and is quick to operate.

Renegate radically simplifies gating.

But surface-level simplicity is only possible because it's complicated on the inside:

  • Program-dependent hysteresis automatically captures the desired phenomenon.
  • Builtin Look-Ahead lets you hit the transient 100% of the time.
  • Program-Dependent Auto-Release
  • Expensive 43 bands psychoacoustic auditory model for State-of-the-Art envelope detection.

Such a refined but quick gating experience is for free, in Renegate free.

Renegate FULL also features:

  • Alternative ways to apply Gain Reduction, namely with a 1-pole lowpass or highpass.
  • Oversampling.
  • Built-in 16-steps Sequencer
  • Raw vs Smooth knob to get back digital grit if needed.

That all makes Renegate a workhorse plug-in for all your creative (or boring) gating needs.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 3 reviews

Reviewed By bbh7 [all]
October 12th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

I fell in love with this plugin from first use. I tried many different gates for voice-over tasks with average results. But this one really does the job perfectly. Graphical display is very helpful for making correct settings. Renegate is all you need for cleaning voice tracks. Thank you for this awesome plugin.
All the best and kind regards.

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Reviewed By Vatche [all]
August 30th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

One of the best Gate/Expander VST that's also free (limited).

Use it to remove background noise or be creative and add a 'pumping' effect to your track.

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Reviewed By belugaboi [all]
October 23rd, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows


I use it as a creative tool for doubling vocal tracks to make certain parts stand out.

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Comments & Discussion for Auburn Sounds Renegate

Discussion: Active
1 April 2024 at 5:08pm

This is not bad for a free plugin. Easy to use, and I like the attack and release knobs (something often not included in somefree trancegates / trigger gates). But why on Earth does this not have a mix knob? Sure, I can set it up as a send effect and then mix that with the original signal, but meehhh... why? Trance Gate Plugin by Kilohearts and A1TriggerGate by Alex Hilton / A1AUDIO (both free) both have mix knobs, and TriggerGate also has attack / release so I'll probably just use that one 90% of the time. It's a shame, because the ability to use 1/4, 1/8, 1/32, 1/64 and 1/128 is pretty cool, and that's probably the only time I'd consider using this.

Add a mix knob, please.

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