when I need a software gate that's a little laggy and analog this is it... in hardware I am a Dawmer man, but the G series channel gates are almost as good and this is in the SSL ballpark.... MSG is really great at giving you SSL like tools with a low CPU hit. They aren't perfect like fancier plugins from waves and such but for a lot of purposes they are more than fine. There's also increased functionality compared to the hardware on most of these MSG plugs. The really cool thing ehre is that I wish you luck finding a standalone native SSL gate from Waves or one of the other big names. Serious tools for the serious mixer here. Worth getting.