Hattricks is a VST plug-in for making Trap beats that makes the process smooth, easy and proficient. In technical terms it is a sampler and a sequencer with rhythm divisions assigned to keys.
In practice you just press a key and it plays a pre programmed looped rhythm division, for example you press D3 and it plays 1/4 notes, E3 plays 1/8 notes and so on up to those 1/128 rolls that are on the brink of one’s perception. Of course it has triplets too!
All that lets you record those otherwise unplayable hi hat parts in real time, or if you’d rather program them, getting a groove will only require a few clicks and not a hundred.
Imagine how much of your time and creative energy it will save you!
If you decide that you want to change the sound after laying down the part you can choose a sample from Hattricks’ huge library, or drag a favorite sample of your own. If then you feel the need to refine it you can change its length, retune it, filter it with a low pass and high pass filters and adjust its attack, decay and release times.
No VST for trap hi hats would be comprehensive if it couldn’t let you retune selected parts of your sequence and let you make those characteristic tuned rolls.
You can do it in two ways:
By using a pitch wheel, or if you want some precisie tuning by using a keyboard. The keys from C1 upwards would retune the sound’s pitch upwards in half steps when pressed, and consequently the keys from C1 downwards would retune the sound’s pitch down in half steps.
But what if you loaded a snare sample into Hattricks? Then you would turn it into a vst for trap snare drum rolls! Then apart from the Divisions section the Articulations section becomes handy, since it has a pre programmed drum rudiments such as flam, drag, ruff, buzz and roll coming in two speeds and allowing for nice and quick drum fills creation.
And what if you loaded a tonal sample into Hattricks?!?
Well, then you would turn the plugin into a sort of vst for trap melodies with which you first make a rhythm sequence and then can play with the notes’ pitch.
And what will happen if you’ll load a kick sample into Hattricks?!?!
In such circumstances you’ll enter a highway to hell by changing it from a vst for trap hi-hats into a vst for making a heavy metal bass drum passages, but hey, isn’t that a bit over the edge?
Enjoy our plugin, you can use it for Trap, RNB, Pop, EDM, or for any genre you want, including Heavy Metal, if that’s what you fancy!