If I had to guess, it was probably that Lone Wolf Audio clown and his Endless Blockade gate. The original version was definitely from the KK Marshall
Joe has a ...prickly personality, certainly, but I've always gotten on with him.
I have his Acheron pedal which is really amazing for delay/verb/chorus as well as some crazy detune harmonizer stuff
I can certainly understand why many would be put off by him personally, but all of his stuff I've tried was quite good.