#1
Hey,
I just found out that my korg ax1500 has a noise gate.
I was rather happy when I found out, because I play with a lot of distortion, so it can get quite noisy sometimes.
Now the problem; the gate seems to work fine, but when I use it, the volume I get is significantly lower.
Does anyone know why this is and what can be done about it?

From what I hear, a noise gate should only be blocking the noise when no notes are played, so I'd think the volume shouldn't be affected by it.


Any ideas?
Thanks
#2
Does the gate have a threshold adjustment?
Or, is it only on or off capability?
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#3
There are two knows that go with it:
- Amount of noise reduction.
- Level of each program.

I have the best results with the first one set at 100% and the second one at about 40%

But yea, it's not very loud with these settings ...
#5
Yea it's built in, still I don't think it's "just a cheap built in effect".
Sure, it won't be the greatest noise gate, but it still should be working...
#6
Quote by Sledneck
Yea it's built in, still I don't think it's "just a cheap built in effect".
Sure, it won't be the greatest noise gate, but it still should be working...
What happens when you increase the "level" option?
Are you running the Korg in front of your amp or through an effects loop?
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#7
The Korg is in front of the amp.
When I increase the level option, volume gets higher, but at the same time there's a lot of noise coming back ...
#9
might just have to deal with it, or get a boss noise gate, or mxr. i dont really know any more of them.

If you get high-end wires (ie 40 bucks for a 15 footer) than you'll probably lose alot of the noise. if that doesn't work, you could use a petter OD pedal.