Gate level issue?

I’m not entirely sure if I’m just missing something but when sending a gate out of any channel and into a dreadbox drips it’s almost as if the gates are hitting the trigger at varying intensity. In other words I’m getting two very different kick sounds. One will be more aggressive and one much softer. Now if I run the gate out to a vca first and boost the signal, the kicks come out consistently at the more aggressive of the two kick sounds. So my question is this…is there a gate out level? Or something that would cause the two kick sounds seemingly at random but with a 50/50 chance of which it will be?

Mind you I’m not using any effects and it’s a brand new session.

Thank you guys! I’m new here but loving my hermod thus far. :slight_smile: