Noise gates and noise reducers are used to minimize the most amount of noise present in a signal while maintaining as much of the integrity of the sound. Noise reducers use filtering to minimize certain frequencies to reduce or remove noise. Noise gates will completely cut off the signal when the level does not reach a certain threshold in order to allow only the strongest parts of the signal to be heard.
Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop
A sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop! The Silencer's three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to fit your system, axe and playing style. Threshold adjusts how much level is required to open the noise gate and allow a signal to pass thru. Reduction regulated the degree to which the gated signal is reduced and is variable between -70dB and +4dB. Release controls how long the gate remains open after the signal drops below the Threshold. Release time is variable between 8ms and 4 seconds.
ISP Technologies introduces the Decimator II™, second generation of the Decimator Noise reduction. The Decimator II includes improved performance and innovations so unique that it is covered under two new patents pending for these new innovative improvements. The Decimator II also features improvements in the expander tracking with our new Linearized Time Vector Processing™. This novel improvement provides a more linear release time-constant response for the exponential release curve of the downward expander. While the expander is exponentially increasing expansion and dynamically changing its response to fit the envelope of the input signal, the release response remains linear over a given time period. This increases the smoothness of the release response of the expander and provides the most transparent release response of any noise reduction system available and virtually eliminates any release ripple for incredibly smooth decay of longer sustained notes.
DECI-MATE™ Micro Decimator pedal
Other noise gates have a release knob compromise to adjust the release response in an attempt to best match the release to your playing style. If you set a fast release to remove noise, the instant you stop playing, the long sustained notes will either get an undesirable cutoff or will chop off the signal with a very ugly modulated release as the signal decays. The Decimator provides a fully adaptive release response, which tracks the envelope of the signal and instantly changes the release from super fast to a long, smooth release for sustained notes. The new Decimator X™ technology uses time vector integration and eliminates any modulation of the note. This allows long sustained notes to providing amazingly smooth response. Why adjust a fixed release time when you can have a full adaptive response that tracks exactly what you’re playing all in a super small package that delivers transparent performance. Also, the DECI-MATE won’t alter your tone. The DECI-MATE is a full analog design without any digital artifacts or aliasing for the most transparent noise reduction available. Made in the USA
The ZUUL’s threshold knob also controls the dynamics of the gate circuit. Perfect for guitar, bass or any signal source as it has studio quality specifications. Use in front of an amplifier or in a series effects loop. Dual colour LED for visual feedback gating action: Green = Open, Orange = Closed, Off = Bypass. The KEY input signal can be directly from your guitar (ex. split from the tuner) or other signal source which lets you go from clean to high gain without changing the Threshold knob. This powerful feature lets you control the gate with a different signal than what flows through the input/output jacks of the ZUUL. Side switch or internal jumper to change the threshold range if you are injecting a large signal into the input and not using the key input. Industry standard true bypass switching. Proudly made in North America.
The Decimator guitar pedal offers a new approach to noise reduction processing. Most noise suppression systems suffer from one major problem inherent in their design: The system cannot be immediately responsive to very short-term staccato notes. The typical downward expander sound reduction system suffers from a dead zone in the release response characteristic that causes a compromise in tracking both fast decaying notes and long sustained notes. The Decimator pedal's design offers a novel approach to tracking the envelope of the input signal called Time Vector Processing. Due to this novel approach in controlling the expander, the Decimator system will instantly respond to short staccato notes and, at the same time, will provide a very slow ripple free control of long sustained notes. The Decimator noise suppression system is very transparent delivering high performance. The Decimator pedal by ISP Technologies is extremely easy to use; simply insert the Decimator at the end of your chain of existing pedals or, insert the Decimator Pedal in the effects loop of your amplifier to clean up the noise present at the amplifier input as well as the noise in the amplifiers pre-amp section. Packaged in a rugged, beautifully polished smooth chrome chassis, the Decimator pedal offers reliability, performance and beauty in one compact pedal.
JF-324 Gate of Kahn
The GATE OF KAHN is a noise gate that utilizes VCA technology. A new approach to gating results in a very quick response time. It responds very subtly to low input signals and therefore let’s your notes ring out naturally without cutting them off. Your original guitar sound gets preserved and the gate has very little influence on the actual sound. It acts as an invisible tool in the background that just cuts out the noise in between the notes without you even noticing that there ever was noise to begin with. The true Bypass makes sure the pedal becomes audibly invisible even when it is turned off.
NR300 Noise Reducer Pedal
Take noisy buzz and hum out of your guitar signal, with the Behringer Noise Reducer NR300 pedal. Guitarists at Sweetwater know that guitars with single-coil pickups or high-gain amplifiers can create unwanted noise and hum, and the Behringer Noise Reducer NR300 is an effective solution for cleaning up your tone. Use the threshold and decay controls to dial in the perfect response, and use the send and return loop to cut noise from your effects pedals too. You can also set the Behringer Noise Reducer NR300 as a kill switch to instantly cut your signal out.
All of our Hum Eliminator™ products use our custom Isolation Transformers to break loop antenna that causes ground hum and buzz. The Hum Eliminator™ also converts back and forth between balanced and unbalanced connections and prevents the cable to act as an antenna for noise. Simply place a channel of the Hum Eliminator™ on the cable connections between the two offending pieces of equipment. Hum Eliminator™ will not affect the quality of the audio, it will improve it. We use 1/4″ smart jacks that accept any combination of unbalanced (TS) or unbalanced (TRS) plugs. These are passive devices (no power required), in cold rolled steel housings, hand-soldered circuit boards and top quality components and hardware. For details on diagnosing hum, applications and specifications, please visit our Downloads section. All of our Hum Eliminator™ products are designed, developed and manufactured in the USA.