Alex Hilton has released A1TriggerGate, a free 'Sequenced Gate' plugin to chop up any incoming audio signal. It is a well known effect in electronic music and sometimes also known as 'Trance Gate' effect.
This plugin synchronizes to the host sequencer / DAW tempo. Each internal sequencer pattern consists of 4 beats / 16 steps (or 12 steps in Triplet mode). Each step length is either a 'ShortStep', 'LongStep', 'StepLink' or 'NoStep' and has its own step volume fader. There are 8 independent patterns that can be switched via automation.
The integrated FX (Lowpass Filter, Drive/Distortion and Echo/Delay) are designed for easy usage. There is only a minimal number of parameters to get the desired effect as fast as possible. Of course there is a 'Global FX Off' switch to step through all presets without hearing any of the integrated FX. Professional producers will appreciate that little feature.
In Expert Mode there a 4 pattern command tabs featuring 'shift left/right', 'copy & paste, 'random' and 'init' commands either for the step volume values, the step length values or all of them. Especially the 'random' command on step length values gives interesting results and is a good source for inspiration.
- VST / AU / RTAS / AAX for MAC & PC (32 / 64-bit).
- Sequenced gate.
- 8 Patterns, 4 beats.
- Triplet mode.
- Additional internal FX (Lowpass Filter, Drive/Distortion, Echo/Delay).
- All parameters automatable.
- All parameters fully undoable (undo / redo).
- No latency.
Resizable GUI (fully vector-based, nice on 'retina' displays or even very small ones).
Price: Free at www.AlexHilton.net/A1Audio