A rhythmic gate (aka trance gate) is a highly underappreciated type of effect. It can easily turn a dull sound into an inspiring groove, much like how an arpeggiator can turn a boring old melody into a thrilling sequence. A1TriggerGate by Alex Hilton takes all the essential features of a rhythmic gate and mixes them with a nifty set of additional effects, resulting in one of the coolest and most versatile multi-FX plugins around.
The plugin is built around a 16-step gate sequencer which can store up to eight different patterns (switchable via automation). The sequencer also supports triplets, step randomization and, of course, pattern length adjustment. An AHDSR envelope is included for controlling the amplitude of each step. Finally, A1TriggerGate features global swing adjustment, a set of three built-in effects (low-pass filter, distortion and an awesome delay!), a useful waveform display and a dry/wet mix knob.