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ISP Technologies introduces the Decimator II, second generation of the Decimator Noise reduction. The Decimator II includes improved performance and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect for noisy guitars or effects chains.

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 improvements.

The Decimator II also features improvements in the expander tracking with the 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.

FEATURES
  • Gradual release
  • Smooth and musical
  • Gain enhance

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SPECIFICATIONS

Decimator II Pedal

  • Input Impedance: 500K ohms
    Maximum Input Level: +12dbu
    Effective Noise Reduction: greater than 60db
    Dynamic Range: greater than 100db
    Total Harmonic Distortion: .05% typical
    Power consumption: 35mA @9VDC
    Release response: Program dependant based on Time Vector Processing
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ISP TechnologiesDecimator II Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!!

I have a Peavey 6505 that I run in the lead channel with gain at 10, plus an Ibanez tube screamer for an extra treble. For years I had terrible, I mean horrible...Read complete review

I have a Peavey 6505 that I run in the lead channel with gain at 10, plus an Ibanez tube screamer for an extra treble. For years I had terrible, I mean horrible squealing loud feedback noise. I tried several noise gates foot pedals, replaced tubes, etc until I settled for the Boss noise gate for the foot pedals but still it wasn't enough so I bought a Rocktron hush for the pre amp loop, and it helped but I lost my sound a bit and both noise gates couldn't get rid of the noise and feedback completely- specially when doing stacatto. Yesterday I replaced my Boss noise gate foot pedal for this one and that was it. Playing with the gain at 10 and pumping the volume and nothing, dead quiet!! I even turned the Rocktron hush gate down almost completely and nothing! I totally recommed this pedal for any one using high gain or playing metal. I wish that I have made the change sooner this is the best noise gate pedal you can get.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does exactly what it is designed to do.

Before recommending this to a friend I would first try to explain what it does because I didn't really understand and previous reviews don't reflect my experience with this item (so far). I...Read complete review

Before recommending this to a friend I would first try to explain what it does because I didn't really understand and previous reviews don't reflect my experience with this item (so far). I needed something to reduce noise picked up by single coil (Rickenbacker)from electrical outlets in line with neon lights or dimmer switches. This doesn't do that - at all. It is basically a noise gate that reduces normal hiss coming from an amp. Once you strike a string the hiss come right back. Played in a venue recently that even made humbuckers noisy (RF). While the Decimator reduces hiss (while not playing), doesn't do a thing for RF. So over all good product if you want the normal noise put out by an amp minimal between songs. One draw back, the noise seems a little more noticeable when you start playing. Not a must have item for me, but now that I have it, I plan to keep it and use it.

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5.0

I don't know how I've gone so long without one of these..

By Sir Galahad, the Pure

from Utah

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

    I looked into buying one of these years ago and just never got around to it. I finally picked one up and have rarely been more satisfied with a product. I plugged my guitar in, dialed the db switch back until it I couldn't hear the static anymore, and I haven't touched it since. It gives a quick stop to your staccato notes and cuts off SO cleanly, giving you a much clearer sound overall. So not only does it cancel out unwanted noise, it also helps you as a musician to get a live performance sounding closer to what you'd hear coming out of the studio.

     
    5.0

    Nice pedal

    By Anthony

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

    Works as described

     
    5.0

    Kills the noise without killing your tone

    By John

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

    Does exactly what its supposed to do. I run it right after my ht-distx distortion pedal and it gets rid of all the unwanted noise when I stop playing. Highly recommended!

     
    5.0

    Does exactly what I want

    By Scott

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

      On high gain, I use it to get rid of the normal hiss/hum and it does just that. Starts working at around 12 o'clock for me when I'm not playing, from there I do still get a little bit of hiss when playing; I just turned the knob clockwise ever so slightly while strumming until there was no noticeable, unwanted sound (between 12 and 1 o'clock) and it worked great. It changes the tone a bit (to be expected) but not even remotely enough to where it makes a big difference while letting me sustain notes/chords for as long as I need.

       
      2.0

      Not bad, but a little pricey

      By CaptainK

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

        Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

        It does a pretty good job of maintaining your tone, but I noticed a very slight increase in gain, which is sub-optimal. It's a decent noise gate overall, but I was very disappointed to see it's made in Korea, while the ISP website proudly displays a Made in USA banner. If you want a one-knob (threshold) gate, this one is pretty good, but I find gates need more parameters, such as damp and time.

         
        5.0

        Much better tone now.

        By Grave Protocol

        from Fountain Inn, SC

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Overdriven / Distorted guitar
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

          This pedal does exactly what I need it to - it gets rid of a lot of noise in my signal.

          I was previously using a vst noise gate in my DAW after my Engl preamp (with an Esp H-308 guitar). Helped, but wasn't perfect, and a lot of noise was reintroduced into the signal when I began to play, making my tone sound muddy (and getting the attack and release set well sucked). Now most of that noise is gone before it gets amplified, and before it ever hits my DAW, and though I know theoretically it must be getting back into the signal when I play, I just don't hear it in the mix.

           
          5.0

          Did what I needed

          By J Bohn

          from Hawaii

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

          Cuts out unwanted noise from high gain amps. I run a tube screamer into the decimator into a peavey 6505+ and the decimator pedal cleans up the extra noise when running the high gain channel. I'm not liking it with the clean channel as it takes away from the tone. Keep in mind I am still learning how the pedal works with the threshold setting versus the tone I'm using on my amp.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great piece of equipment

          By ej

          from Greenwich NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

            Great noise reduction

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not magic but my rig is better off with it than without it.

            By Steve in NH

            from ...really?

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            Pros

            • Controls The Feedback

            Cons

            • None really

            Best Uses

              Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

              Most of these reviews have mentioned how well the Decimator deals with "hiss". In my experience, it does nothing to alter the hiss associated with loud amp volume. It does, however, deal quite well with feedback present in my high gain setup.
              I play hard rock covers with an Ibanez w/ Dimarzio Super Distortion humbuckers. This I run through a Soldano Decatone half stack. I also employ a Fulltone OCD to boost the front a bit when I want that super-liquid distortion. My setup sounds orgasmic when we play loud but the ear-piercing feedback present between notes has always been problematic.
              So far I have plugged the Decimator first in line, right after the guitar. As expected, I found the threshold worked best around 12 o'clock. It's very easy to use- I simply opened it all the way up and gradually dialed it back till the feedback showed up then set accordingly. I have been pleasantly surprised by how intuitive the circuit seems to be. It has not really intruded on the incredible sustain and Satriani- like feedback ( the good kind) that made me fall in love with the Soldano.
              It does take a little high end off the tone, had to make an adjustment at the amp for that. It also does not cure the feedback present between or underneath notes while playing. It just clamps everything shut when you are not playing. This is a welcome improvement while playing certain tunes.
              Bottom line for me- this is a well built pedal that does what I expected it to do. I was not expecting a magic bullet and adding this unit to my effects chain did involve a bit of compromise in tone. That's ok. My rig is better off with it.

               
              4.0

              Works like a champ!

              By DynamoJeff, How's that?

              from Santa Barbara, Calif.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator II Pedal:

              What I like: Works as advertised, easy to set up, seems very solidly built. I'm keeping it.
              What I kind of don't like: Just going through the pedal with it off adds a bit of brightness
              thus changing your tone just a wee bit.
              Turning the pedal on seems to add back a bit of bass, but the tone and feel of your original signal
              is still a wee bit different than if you weren't running through the pedal.
              Now, are you going to hear this tiny change at the gig? And if you do, while your'e trying deal with the
              bigger problem of too much noise, are you even going to care? I sure didn't.
              I put mine in a loop so I could take it completely out of the line if I wanted, and at the gig I wound up
              just leaving it in line all night.
              I play Blues/Rock with medium gain and p-90's in small clubs where there's lot neon signs and old wiring and this thing solved my problem.

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