The poltergate is denise audio’s latest plugin release and fuses the powers of transient design, gating and de-bleeding into one. Shape live drums, samples or any source you like in a swift, creative and intuitive way. Achieve better noise reduction, instrument separation and de-bleeding in a plugin optimised for power, fast results and creativity.

“I’ve tried a fair few ‘gate’ plugins and never really get along with them… poltergate however considers the ‘vibe’ that close drum mics are supposed to retain, especially evident in the ‘punch’ and ‘fat’ controls you added. It’s like a gate, EQ, transient designer and clipper all-in-one! The less plugins I have to cycle through the better. On top, just using the punch and fat controls on a floor tom that didn’t even need much gating sounded super cool!” Rhys May (Bring Me The Horizon, One OK Rock, Enter Shikari)

Bleed shall not pass!

For the poltergate, denise created their own, unique de-bleeding algorithm to achieve the precision they wanted. With just three intuitive knobs, you can keep the bleed out while preserving both the punch and the resonance of the drum. It’s triggered by the same threshold as the gate, so you can save time by adjusting both the gate and the de-bleeder at once rather than separately. Take care of that cymbal spill and low end rumble on toms like nothing else.

Use the poltergate creatively thanks to its extended feature set and go a bit crazy if you want to! For example, use the EQ graph and spike to target whatever instrument you would like to use in a sampled loop. Then set the release to sync the tempo and even automate it to create rhythmic effects, using the curve feature to tweak the feel of it. Then, with the dynamics section, exaggerate the attack or the fat, even going into clipping territory to turn it into something really different.

“Perfect plugin to get some more spice and transient on a weak kick or drum groove! Also very sick for creating interesting side-chain rhythms on bass lines or percussion arrangements.”
Achat Breakbeat Ninja & owner of 01010100 Records

– Built-in side-chain EQ graph: Detection of the signal in maximum detail.
– Unique de-bleeder algorithm: Bleed shall not pass with these 3 simple controls.
– New possibilities and time saving: Transient design, gating and de-bleeding in one.
– Spike control: Unique feature to detect transients more easily.
– Clipper, Flip & Audition: Shape & colour to make your sound extra thick.

The process of creating the poltergate has been a close collaboration between the members of the denise team. Tweaking settings and experimenting with the optimal algorithm was a very precise and time-consuming process: for months, the team created various versions of the plugin, sometimes several a day, in order to get the optimal plugin controls.

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