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Sound shaping from beyond

poltergate 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.
Edit a live snare-drum flow:
Dry signal
Setting up the side-chain
Setting the gate parameters
Setting the de-bleeder
Shaping the transients
Before and after

Side-chain EQ graph

Unique de-bleed algorithm

Creative Looping

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.
Working with Loops:
Loop example 1
Loop example 2
Loop example 3
Full track

The less plugins I have to cycle through the better

"I've tried a fair few 'gate' plugins and never really get along with them as they need so much tweaking and just tend to suck all the life out of drums by the time they're properly ducking out all the bleed. 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 ;) 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)

poltergate your kick

Save time by shaping your kick quickly and in a simple flow. Watch how handy it is to have the side-chain EQ and de-bleeder at hand.
Kick drum flow:
Setting up the side-chain
Setting the gate parameters
Setting up the de-bleeder
Before and after

Unique spike feature to detect transients easily

Transients control to
make your drums sound extra fat

Bleed shall not pass!

We created our own de-bleeding algorithm to achieve the precision we 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. Takes care of that cymbal spill and low end rumble on toms like nothing else.
High & Low pass de-bleeder:
Engaging the de-bleeder
Release dial
Mode dial
Before and after
Engaging the de-bleeder
Release dial
Mode dial


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, we created various versions of the plugin, sometimes several a day. In the end, we decided to create our own de-bleeding technology to achieve the result we wanted, and introduced specific options like the spike shaper. We also put extra consideration into the graph’s colours and clarity to make it as easy as possible to see what’s going on.

Optimise your workflow

Clipper, Flip & Audition

Full control over your dynamics

The dynamics tab combines limiting, clipping & transient shaping. Exaggerate the attack or punch, even going into clipping territory to turn it into something really different.
Punch dial
Fat dial
Duration dial
Attack dial
EQ Graph
Threshold dial
Floor dial
Return dial
Spike dial

Very sick for creating interesting side-chain rhythms on basslines or percussion arrangements!

“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 basslines or percussion arrangements.”
Achat Breakbeat Ninja & owner of 01010100 Records

Sound shaping from beyond

Built-in side-chain EQ graph
Detection of the signal in maximum detail.
Transient design, gating and de-bleeding in one.
New possibilities and time saving
Spike control
Unique feature to detect transients more easily.
Perfect to get you going.
Clipper & Limiter
Shape & colour to make your sound extra thick.
Unique de-bleeder algorithm
Bleed shall not pass with these 3 simple controls.
Audition mode
Listen isolated to what’s being gated.
Reverse gate to hear what’s left out of the signal.
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