Korg has upgraded the software for its MR Series recorders—the MR-1, MR-1000 and MR-2000S. AudioGate Version 2.0 includes many new features.
Version 2.0's new file editing tools include "Normalize," allowing files to be exported at their highest level without clipping. The output level range has also been improved from ±24 dB to ±60 dB, and the peak level metering has been improved for better visual monitoring. When converting from one digital format to another, AudioGate 2.0 includes standard TPDF dithering, plus Korg's own enhanced "Aqua" dithering that closely follows human hearing characteristics for much more musical and natural-sounding results.
AudioGate 2.0 can be used to create DSD audio discs that preserve the audio fidelity of 1-bit recording made on the MR-Series recorders. These enhanced discs can be played in a variety of devices—Sony PlayStations, VAIO computers and certain standalone DSD players. Traditional audio CDs can also be made directly within AudioGate, with support for album artwork and CD-Text data.