I’m all about free software / Plug-ins, but unfortunately most of it is made VST and I won’t give up my Mac / Pro Tools combo so there aren’t very many free RTAS plug-ins. Yet I’m not a selfish person so I’ll keep you in the know about free plug-ins on any platform. Just bake me some M&M chocolate chip cookies and we’re even. So what we have here is a delightful plug-in that creates custom gate patterns. Basically the sound you get out of this is that Timbaland synth sound. Like THIS. Its actually pretty popular right now in rap and dance music and can even be used in rock. I have a variation of this plug-in that also creates a random filter on each gate sequence and that steps it up to a whole other level. You can take any old boring synth sound and make it GOLD with one of these.
StormGate1 is an unique and innovative amplitude rhythmic gating effect which lets you draw the gating patterns freely by hand or with the aid of powerful drawing tools.
It can be used as a creative tool to create rhythmic parts out of anything (pads, noises, etc…), as an enveloper, or even like a simple but powerful dynamics processor to simulate compressor sidechaining or in more creative manners.
StormGate1 offers 16 different amplitude patterns. The internal sequencer can be synchronized to the host song position and is capable of chaining (extending) the patterns.
You can draw the gating envelopes simply by selecting the appropriate drawing tool and operating on the big envelope display. There are many other functionalities in this small plug-in, please read the user’s manual to learn more!
To grab this small piece of rhythmic ear candy, Click HERE.