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Gate Sequencer Plugin by Alex Hilton / A1AUDIO

A1TriggerGate has an average user rating of 4.75 from 4 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for A1TriggerGate

Reviewed By msea [read all by] on April 14th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.41 on Windows

This is great but the most recent Windows version 1.41 shows two positives at virustotal.com. I hope they are false positives but not being 100% sure, I'll have to wait before the issue is cleared up before I will use this again.

Bkav Pro.


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Reviewed By Bady89 [read all by] on January 9th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

This plugin is the Key to create awesome bass lines, very amazing free plugin.

Big thanks to the creator.

One thing that could be better: It would be nice if i could configure the Sequencer BPM without changing host BPM.

Reviewed By Drage1000 [read all by] on July 25th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Mac.
Last edited by Drage1000 on 25th July 2019.

Only one review, this really deserved hundreds because it is simply excellent. A very flexible yet simple and intuitive tool, which even in expert mode is simple to understand and tweak parameters. Bot sure what more one could want from a gating effect but it beats all the commercial ones I've tried. And its free, easily worth a score or more.

Reviewed By Sycopation [read all by] on October 20th, 2015
Version reviewed: 7 on Windows.
Last edited by Sycopation on 21st October 2015.

I like this plugin a lot. The presets all seem to be geared to dance / EDM genres, which doesn't do a whole lot for me, so I basically never use them.

So, if you're not working in those genres, you might think this thing is way too over-the-top. The solution to that is simple - turn down the mix knob. Actually, I rarely use this over 50%, and I quite often use this as a send effect rather than an insert. I find it easier to control that way.

My favorite use for this is on pads. It just adds a rhythmic component to them. But again, subtlety is key. There is a fine line between adding a relatively subtle rhytmic pulse to a track, and making the whole track sound like an EDM banger.

It's free, but having used it now for 3+ months, it would easily be worth at least $20 to me, and I'm a cheap SOB. It's just sooooo easy to use, and it can really help give a nice "breathing" to an otherwise lifeless part. Just don't try to use it to rhythmize your whole track, unless you want it to be repetitive as all getout.

One suggestion I have for improvement is to be able to adjust the note value of each 16-part pattern. It only allows for 16th note durations, which can be pretty limiting, especially if you're not into dance music.

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Comments & Discussion for Alex Hilton / A1AUDIO A1TriggerGate

Discussion: Active
20 June 2015 at 9:49pm

Fantastic plugin, definitely worth getting if you want a sturdy yet simple rhythmic gate processor in your mixes. 5/5.

Will Zégal
Will Zégal
29 July 2015 at 8:53am

Impressive work. Plenty of functions with remote control and automation on almost each, easy and simple to use, even in expert mode, steady and efficient, clear and readable GUI. 5/5.

27 July 2017 at 5:06am

Very nice plugin when it works, thank you! I'm having sync problems on OS X / Logic Pro 9, also initial opening of the plugin freezes Logic for about a minute.

25 July 2019 at 10:33am

I run it in OS X/Ableton and it works great. I would say this is one of my top 5 free plugins, it is way better than any of the commercial gating effects I have tried. Very intuitive controls in expert mode, simply superb!!.

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