The AudioGate 3 Player v3.0.1 is now available for free download.
AudioGate 3 will be available on May, 2014.
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PLAYER SOFTWARE
Powerful, proprietary software for handling DSD format and other high-quality files
Born as an audio format conversion application, AudioGate was originally developed to convert recordings made on KORG’s MR Series recorders, then manage and play them on computers. Now that it can be freely downloaded without the need to use a Twitter account for authentication, its wide support for file compatibility has made it a favorite application for handling high-quality audio files on a computer. Today, it has grown beyond its origin as KORG's bundled software, and has earned the support of many users around the world. AudioGate 3 has been completely updated; adding numerous functions and also heightening interoperation with KORG's DS-DAC series. It has been reborn as the software at the core of KORG's audio HD playback solution.
*After downloading AudioGate 3, connect the DS-DAC series or MR series unit and perform the license verification procedure so that you can use the software as a licensed version.
An "AudioGate 3 Lite version" optimized for playing various types of audio data is newly available for free download without authentication requirements. The lite version can be upgraded to the full version by connecting a DS-DAC series or MR series unit for license authentication, so you'll be able to smoothly take advantage of the full functionality when you purchase one of these products after trying the lite version. For details on the models supported by the lite version and for more about authentication, refer to the separate "Rea Me" document.
*DSD playback via the lite version will be converted to 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz PCM for playback.
AudioGate 3 supports playback for a comprehensive range of audio formats such as 24 bit (192/96kHz), 16bit, WAV, FLAC, MP3 and more
AudioGate 3 supports a wide range of file formats, starting with MP3, AAC, and 44.1/48 kHz WAV as well as high-resolution formats such as 24 bit (96/192 kHz) WAV and FLAC, in addition, of course, to DSD. It can handle play lists that contain mixed bit resolutions, sample rates and even different file formats. In addition to the DAC itself, the hardware USB DAC requires software that manages and plays the audio files. Although the software has a major influence on the audio quality and the usability of the system, previous products have typically used software developed by other companies, or even freeware. The KORG AudioGate 3* software plays this role for the DS-DAC series. Setup is easy, and there are no worries about compatibility. With KORG AudioGate 3 you can experience the finest in DSD sound.