A1AUDIO has introduced A1TriggerGate, a freeware trance gate effect in VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for 32-bit and 64-bit plugin host applications running on Windows and Mac OS.

A rhythmic gate (also known as sequenced gate or trance gate) is a type of modulation effect which passes or mutes incoming audio following a pre-programmed sequence. Rhythmic gates are often used as creative effects (as opposed to noise gates which are a common mixing tool), capable of turning static sounds like pads and drones into exciting rhythmic sequences. Rhythmic gates were originally used in genres like trance and techno, however nowadays we can hear the classic “trance gate” effect in many different music styles like trap, dubstep, house, even modern pop hits.

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The plugin is available for direct free download from the developer’s website, no sign-up or registration required. You can choose to download the installer, or a simple ZIP archive containing the plugin executable (always nice to have that option).

A1AUDIO stepped on the scene with the impressive A1StereoControl panner effect last year and they are confirming their superb craftsmanship with the new A1TriggerGate trance gate. We can’t wait to see what Alex Hilton of A1AUDIO has in store for the next release!


A1TriggerGate is available for free download via A1AUDIO (1.57 MB download size, ZIP archive, installer also available, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin format for Windows & Mac).

Source: BPB