#1
I was mainly looking to buy a Isp Decimator or a MXR Noise Clamp. Would there be any difference in the two? I mainly would just use it at home. I need it just to get rid of noise from the amp and guitar.
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#2
To me, they seem just about the same thing - expanders used as gates.
From what I read, the MXR seems to have faster attack and release, resulting in a "tighter" gating, most suitable for high gain stuff playing.

If you want something simple, you could as well go for the Joyo JF-31 Noise Gate,
and though I can't really say it's better not having tried it, I'd indeed have a look at the upcoming Mooer Noise Killer, which seems to me the most versatile noise gate out there because of it's capability of selecting between a "tighter" and a "looser" gating.
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I personally thought a gate was an 'on or off' switch kinda thing that only let your signal through if it was louder than the allocated threshold, whereas a surpressor takes out excessive high/low end hiss and buzz.

The boss ns-2 is called a surpressor even though it has a get function on it. It is kind of an ambiguous term to me so dont quote me on it!
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I personally thought a gate was an 'on or off' switch kinda thing that only let your signal through if it was louder than the allocated threshold, whereas a surpressor takes out excessive high/low end hiss and buzz.

The boss ns-2 is called a surpressor even though it has a get function on it. It is kind of an ambiguous term to me so dont quote me on it!


Same. I thought noise suppressors were more like smooth/smart gates with possible filters to roll off hiss or stuff like that, while gates are just on/off when the signal falls below a certain level.
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I don't know what the technical difference is between a noise gate and a suppressor, but my NS-2 seems to do both with the 4-cable method. Hiss/noise disappears completely and at more aggressive settings it will clamp down on all sound instantly if I mute the strings at loud, high-gain settings. It's very nice for staccato riffing.
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If you want something simple, you could as well go for the Joyo JF-31 Noise Gate,
and though I can't really say it's better not having tried it



It seems to work just fine. No specialties, it just "cuts the shit out" like this reviewer nicely says. Though I guess there is something wierd going on with the pot (wrong pot like in some Joyos) because it starts to do something only near the max.

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I don't know what the technical difference is between a noise gate and a suppressor, but my NS-2 seems to do both with the 4-cable method. Hiss/noise disappears completely and at more aggressive settings it will clamp down on all sound instantly if I mute the strings at loud, high-gain settings. It's very nice for staccato riffing.


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