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WoodnGate by Woodman's Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and a Mobile Audio App and a Software Application for macOS and iOS. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
minimum MacOS 10.9 64-bits
minimum iOS 9.3
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The Wood'nGate is an audio gate working standalone but mainly serves as license for the AAX, AU and VST plugins.

It has the familiar controls like "Threshold", "Attack", "Sustain", and "Release" but also has some extra features not found commonly on other gates:

  • Has separate Open and Close modes (e.g. Open with side chain, Close with track audio; Open with MIDI, Close with side chain audio).
  • Has 2 side chain channels (e.g. Open with Kick, Close with Snare): insert a WoodnGate in Send mode on the side track.
  • Open and Close can be triggered by MIDI commands (Note On, ...).
  • MIDI Note On Velocity can be used to set the Open Gate Level.
  • Has an ADSR mode (Close is only determined by the ADSR timing).
  • Presets can be stored in iCloud Drive (makes them available on all your devices).
  • Includes 2 separate filters: 1 for the Open analysis signal and 1 for the Close analysis signal.
  • Presets can be switched with MIDI Program Changes.
  • When the Gate is Opened or Closed a MIDI command (Note On, CC, ...) can be sent (to other plugins, devices, computers). This allows for example an analog drum track on which WoodnGate is inserted to play notes/sounds on another synth plugin for each drum beat triggering the Gate.
  • All major Gate controls can now be set by received MIDI CC commands.

The AAX, AU and VST plugins can be downloaded from my website and are fully functional but will output 2s of silence every 60s as long as the Woodpressor Mac app is not installed.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By mariush
December 13th, 2018

Great to use as a traditional gate, but the option to use different sidechain or MIDI signals for opening and closing or to even trigger MIDI commands makes it possible to use this plugin creatively for all kinds of other things as well.

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