A1AUDIO releases A1TriggerGate free gate sequencer


Developer: A1AUDIO

a1triggergateA1AUDIO has announced the release of A1TriggerGate, a free gate sequencer/ rhythmic gate effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

A1TriggerGate is a ‘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.

Pattern Sequence

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 eighter a ‘ShortStep’, ‘LongStep’, ‘StepLink’ or ‘NoStep’ and has its own step volume fader. There are 8 independent patterns that can be switched via automation.

Integrated FX

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.

Pattern Commands

In Expert Mode there a 4 pattern command tabs featuring ‘shift left/right’, ‘copy & paste, ‘random’ and ‘init’ commands eighter for the step volume values, the step lenght 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).



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