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!

An example of what you can do with StormGate1

Let's start with a drum loop.
To give a greater "punch" to every quarter we used StormGate1 with the following gating sequence:

You can listen to the original loop and the gated loop after 3 measures by clicking here.


Let's add a pad to this loop and let's add a gating sequence to this pad.
There is a simple way to obtain new and interesting rhythms on pads or noise.
Generate a gating sequence by using the "Rnd: Spike". Remember to set up the proper quantization by using the "SUBDIVIDE" menu.

Smooth the envelope using the "Smooth full" function

Normalize the envelope levels (if the level is too low)

Last, shuffle the envelope!

Every time you shuffle the envelope you will get a new gating sequences. The smoothing operation was done to craete some "ghost" notes.
You can listen to the original loop and pad and the gated loop and pad after 3 measures by clicking here.

To conclude this demonstation, let's add a few bass notes and let's gate them with the following pattern:

You can listen to the example (StormGate1 is used after 3 measures) by clicking here.


Get it now!

StormGate1 is available in the PC VST format and MAC VST and AU formats (it works on Mac/Intels too).
Get it now from our downloads page, its free!

StormGate1 has been developed by Aldo Trianti, with the help and advices of the many AraldFX supporters and friends. Defined the best free gate available by many, and used by hundreds of musicians, it already obtained many positive reviews.
If want to tell us your opinion about StormGate1 feel free to write us or post your comments in our support forum, kindly hosted by KVR.

If you like StormGate1 consider purchasing StormGate3 wihch offers many more features including multiband gating, pattern controlled filtering, and envelopes can be used to send MIDI CC messages to control other soft synthesizer or even external hardware!




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