Korg announces the release of its powerful 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 acclaimed 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 5.6 MHz or 2.8 MHz 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 even MP3 formats. It can be used to burn audio CDs, and the newer DSD Disc format (2.8 MHz sample rate), which can be played back on a growing number of devices, such as Sony Playstation®s and Vaio computers.
By releasing this software for free, Korg is providing a solution for all audio content owners and creators to deliver their art in the highest resolution possible. By giving everyone the tools they need to enjoy high resolution audio and to repurpose it for any device or situation, the market can offer their customers content that is closest to the aural experience the artist had when performing and recording it. In today’s world of terabyte hard drives and ultra-fast digital pipelines, there is no longer any need to utilize compressed formats with compromised fidelity. In fact, the world has gotten used to working with high-resolution video on an everyday basis, and Korg’s intent is that likewise, audio delivery and enjoyment has no reason to remain compromised.
Korg’s AudioGate software is included with all MR Series recorders. It is also now available for free to everyone at www.korguser.net/audiogate. Non-MR recorder owners can activate the software by entering an active Twitter account. Please visit www.korguser.net/audiogate for complete details and download instructions.
Mr,Koji Oishi, who designed MR series DSD recorder and AudioGate software uses AJP3 for his demo. You are welcome to have the free download here. Here are what he wrote: “I’m Koji Oishi. I’m an engineer at Korg, a manufacturer of musical instruments and digital recorders based in Japan, and I’ve developed three DSD recorders (MR-1/1000/2000S) and a DSD software application called AudioGate so far. I’ve just downloaded 3 DSD files from your Free Hi-Res Samples page, and played them back with our MR-2000S DSD recorder. I need to say that the sound quality is amazing! Very clear and smooth, but the warmth of analog sound is still there.. ”
Kudo to Korg team and Mr. Koji Oish for this wonderful program. I am sure this will be the best free tool for CAS fan. Although I use SARACON for all conversion between DSD and PCM, this tools is very important to convert file format WSD back to PCM.