Metric Halo MH SuperGate v4

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Metric Halo MH SuperGate v4


Metric Halo MH SuperGate v4

Finally, a gate that actually does what a gate was always supposed to do…

First and foremost, the job of an audio gate is to let the target audio events through unaffected, and only attenuate the unwanted signal.

In SuperGate, like any other gate, you have two jobs: find and isolate the target sound, and determine when to trigger the gate.

Unlike other gates, SuperGate lets you customize the gate attack and release gain curves precisely to the sound you are isolating, as you listen, while visually referencing our specialized WYSIWYG detector display.

Further, the gate curve you build is not applied as a set of dynamic expander parameters, but a programmed set of sample-by-sample instructions defining the gain structure and duration of the Attack-Hold-Release gate envelope itself. When the trigger point is reached during playback, this set of instructions modifies the samples describing the target sound, thereby applying the gate.

Applying the gain curves in this way completely avoids aliasing artifacts, the interpolation stages required to correct for them, and the modulation and smearing effects that degrade the gain transition.

The audible advantage of this approach is immediately apparent as you work with the processor. The Open and Close gate curves are applied with perfect repeatability as if they were copy/pasted onto the audio stream at the trigger point (which is in fact exactly the case), and all the minute variations of each audio event which provide feel and personality can come through the gate completely untouched.

Key Features

  • World-class Signal Processing and Workflow
  • State-machine based attack and release for distortion free gating
  • Adjustable Attack and Release curves
  • Delay compensated look-ahead mode
  • Support for Gating and Ducking
  • Integrated detector EQ with SpectraFoo™ Analyzer
  • Flexible internal monitoring
  • Threshold/Hysteresis and Hold Time Control
  • Maximum Attenuation Control
  • Detailed Detector and GR history metering
  • Many presets included
  • Adjustable UI size / Disclosable Graphs
  • MH Preset Manager - Provides cross-platform presets

Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or newer. Intel Processor or Apple Silicon. AU, VST 2 & 3 or AAX (Pro Tools 11 & newer Native) host. 64 bit.
  • Windows 7 or newer. Intel Processor. VST or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 & Native) host. 64 bit.

Licensing Requirements

  • account.
  • License includes two activations for your account.
  • iLok dongle is optional — you may install the license on your machine or on an iLok or the iLok Cloud for portability.
  • Only one license required – works on all supported platforms.

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