Korg announces the release of its AudioGate software for free for all content creators and listeners alike. This file conversion, editing, and authoring software had previously only been available bundled with Korg's MR series of DSD recorders.
AudioGate enables the real-time playback of DSD/SACD files on any computer system, with any audio hardware. Powerful dithering algorithms are provided, along with editing tools such as divide, merge, normalize, fade-in/fade-out, and DC cut. Users can convert from 5.6MHz or 2.8MHz 1-bit audio files to any other format, including 16- or 24-bit PCM (up to 192kHz sample rates), Apple Lossless or AAC, FLAC, Broadcast WAV (up to 32-bit floating supported), and MP3 formats. It can be used to burn audio CDs, and the newer DSD Disc format (2.8MHz sample rate), which can be played back on a growing number of devices, such as Sony Playstations and Vaio computers.
Non-MR recorder owners can activate the software by entering an active Twitter account. Visit www.korguser.net/audiogate for complete details and download instructions.