Originally Posted by Kittie Rose Sometimes the law isn't the best solution. Download instruction manual from boss website and connect like shown on diagrams: Ns-2. I can't say for sure if it'd be better before or after the compressor. In this respect an overdrive is also a compressor - one that will add its own self-generated noise too. I was just going to make Tonepad´s Noise Gate, easy, simple.
Some guitarists also like the sound of putting their wah or envelope filter before the compressor to give it a wider frequency range to affect. I use my mormorley ab at the end and share my chain with both amps. That could takes out the hum, and then the end station is a noise gate or better, a downward expander Of course, as a digital filter, it starts to evade the skills and buildability of many here. I think that you just want to see my board. I produce a weekly podcast and I'm slowly trying to improve my mixing and editing skills to make it sound as good as possible. I just recently hooked up my noise gate for the first time, I'm running eleven additional pedals so I finally figured id hook it up.
Additionally, I wouldn't be able to put the pedal outside of the loop, as the hum I am trying to get rid of occurs when boost and overdrive are active. Naturally, that threshold limit can be adjusted. You want to have your delays and reverbs in between your amp and noise gate so as not to cancel out any of the sounds produced from those pedals. I abide by this rule of thumb with two caveats: 1 I place my volume pedal ahead of the compressor because I like the exaggerated, non-linear response of the DynaComp when I swell the volume pedal. Adding another buffer just to buffer an already buffered signal makes no sense. On a similar note, the application of this equipment also has an impact.
But my somewhat qualified guess will be that the loop comes before the built-in effects. The downside is that the gate might have a more difficult to time trying to decipher whether or not the gate should open. There are no hard and fast rules with this stuff - first try to get an idea of what you are trying to achieve and then go with whatever you like the sound of! I can actually think of plenty of instances where the textbook application of a noise gate as the very last thing in line which is exactly how I used to use mine 30 years ago is entirely appropriate and perfectly satisfactory. One of the two models we want to show you is the Donner Noise Killer pedal. I will offer my standard, go-to pedal order with explanations and alternatives. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. Perhaps I was using too much gain.
You set a noise threshold beyond which you want no sound to come from the amp. In my list of noise sources, I also forgot other off-beat stuff, like low-frequency rumble picked up by a guitar just sitting there in a stand with the volume pots not turned down. What order would you put these pedals in, and why do you prefer that order? Imagine a smooth funky mix where everything is heard. I quickly discovered how the just people who worry about the results tend to be additional music artists. The human voice has a very wide dynamic range, and the quietest parts are lower than crosstalk from loud speech. By using an isolated power supply, higher quality cables, and possibly a noise gate, noisy pedalboard setups may be quieted down. You have to think of ways you can emotionally blackmail and manipulate him as he has done to others.
I used the boss before in the front but it is too slow and I felt it sucked my tone. I have put your compressor before the drives because that is my personal preference. You have your standard Threshold and Decay knobs with decent values on them, along with a mode switch that offers Mute and Reduction options. Exception may be some fuzz pedal sound better first in chain. In parallel you should of course also work on improving your recording technique to get the source sound as separated and noise free as possible. I'm trying to determine which effects should be placed in front of the amp, and which should be run through the amp's effects loop.
The flanger sounds best out front but the chorus sounds better in the amps loop. A gate situated at the start of your signal path will mean that any hum and hiss coming from the guitar+cable will be removed before it gets amplified by anything later in the chain. The moment you start to play, the noise gate will shut down. Can I trouble you for some placement tips for me as well? The downside is that the pedal will not be able to lower the noise floor introduced by the following pedals. Also, the volume pedal becomes my mute and the tuner can stay active, which makes quick tuning easy.
Still a little confused but you certainly cleared up a lot of it! I think, based on what I've gleaned so far and I might be totally wrong is that a noise suppressor typically goes at the end of the chain -- but why not at the beginning of this tail part of the chain starting with the delays? That's how they 'hear' the strings. Then you have two options, depending if your amp has an effects loop or not. That assumes that the contrast between the softest and loudest portions of what it sees are substantial enough to be able to reliably and accurately detect the difference. If I wanted to also loop the reverbs and delays, I would move the looper to the very last place before the amp. This way you are putting an effective buffer between your gear and the amp.