How to Use a Trance Gate to Improve Your Music

Do you miss the trance music of the late 1990s/early 00s? Would you like to recreate those sounds in your music? This post is a review of a plugin called Trance Gate. This plugin will allow you to get the very sounds you are after.

The Simplicity of Trance Gate

With a simple graphical user interface, Trance Gate by the Swedish company, Kilohearts, is a doddle to use. It takes seconds to learn, yet has a superb effect on the quality and general sound of your music.

The main part of this VST is the circular part in the middle. This acts as a step sequencer. However, there is a distinct difference between the sequencer on your DAW and the sequencer on Trance Gate. This is largely because the sequencer on Trance Gate is pre-assigned to sound a certain way. Yet with your DAW, you are assigning the sounds as you go.

There are between one and 64 steps to the sequencer. This is over one single bar.

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The ADSR section on Trance Gate

For those of you new to synthesis, ADSR stands for Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release. It is how the sound appears on the music. Does the sound appear when a keyboard key is pressed? Does the sound stop when the finger is removed from the keys?

The Mix Dial

The mix dial is also an interesting addition to the plugin. If you have the mix dial on low, the sound only appears as instructed on the sequencer. However, if the dial is on a higher level, a minimal amount of sound will seep through to the sound throughout the track.

Future Blog Posts on My Blog

In future, this is what the blog post schedule looks like…

Monday will be for album reviews. Therefore, we are going to be promoting artists who fit in with the kind of music we promote. This also means that these artists will mainly be new to you. We will review their latest work and you will get to expand your taste in music further.

Tuesday will be for reviews of effects plugins. We will bring you both free and paid effects plugins that you can use in any of your projects.

Wednesday, as it is at the moment, will talk about music marketing. No change there. You may also be very happy that you are getting similar content to that you enjoy on our blog every Wednesday.

Thursday will also be a review day. The difference from Tuesday is that Thursday will be about instrument plugins. Therefore, there will be drum machines, softsynths and more.

Friday’s post will be a freebie that you are free to download for yourself every week. However, there will also be a product that you can pay a little money for. Please also remember that when you purchase products, you are supporting this blog. Thank you.

Purchase Trance Gate

If you want to get that authentic trance sound, you can purchase Trance Gate by clicking here.

About the Author
David Verney is a graduate from the University of West London, husband, father, Christian and Tottenham Hotspur fan. He started during his final year at University. The initial idea was just somewhere to put his ideas on the subject of music marketing. However, it has been going strong since then and (at the time of writing) this website is just over 3 years old. Ideas don't dry up because the industry is always changing. New websites with new features are being launched all the time. Therefore, Writer's Block does not feature. I hope you enjoy the blog. Please hit one of the banners and claim your free copy of The Complete Guide to Music Marketing. I plan to update my book with new content every year.

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