Korg USA in Melville, N.Y., announces the release of Version 2.2.0 of its free AudioGate software. AudioGate enables the real-time playback of DSD/SACD files on any computer system, with any audio hardware.
AudioGate provides powerful dithering algorithms, along with convenient 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 192 kHz sample rates), Apple Lossless or AAC, FLAC, Broadcast WAV (up to 32-bit floating supported) and MP3 formats. AudioGate 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.
New features in V. 2.2 include support for several of the new features of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion); auto sample rate switching, which can automatically switch the sample rate of the audio device to match the sample rate of the current song; a Songlist function that can automatically open the most recent song list when AudioGate starts; Apple Remote support, in which AudioGate’s Play, Pause, Fast-forward, Rewind, Next song and Previous song functions can be remotely controlled using the Apple Remote; support for the new WASAPI*1 audio driver, which is available with Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7.
Korg’s AudioGate software is included with all of Korg’s MR Series recorders. It is also now available for free to everyone at www.korguser.net/audiogate. Visit the site for additional updates and important specifications.