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ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal   

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Banish the buzz, hum, and transient noises other units don't catch.

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.

FEATURES
  • Latest generation of noise reduction technology
  • 60dB of noise reduction
  • Time Vector processing
  • Transparent operation
  • Will not affect guitar tone
  • Dynamically tracks the input signal
  • Patent Pending NR technology
SPECIFICATIONS

Decimator Noise Reduction 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 Noise Reduction Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 65 reviews)

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83%

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Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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Simple to Use - and it Really Works

This thing is simple and effective, period. It has an on/off pedal (exactly like a standard Boss pedal) and one dial that you simply dial in based on the conditions you are...Read complete review

This thing is simple and effective, period. It has an on/off pedal (exactly like a standard Boss pedal) and one dial that you simply dial in based on the conditions you are playing in and the gear you're using. I literally had it up and running almost instantly. I took the Decimator out of the box, velcroed it to my pedal board, plugged it in, hooked up a guitar, and turned the dial until the feedback and crappy noise went away. I did not notice any appreciable drop off in tone whatsoever, and I am pretty attentive to tone. As soon as I stopped playing, there was ZERO noise, it really is amazing. My signal path: Les Paul with 496/500T ceramic humbuckers through a Sennheiser Wireless, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, Dimebag Crybaby Way, Jekyll and Hyde Distrortion/Overdrive, Boss flanger, MXR delay and Decimator (all powered by a Voodoo Pedal Power) into a Tech 21 Trademark 60 amp. I put my decimator at the end of my signal chain, even after the modulation effects, and it seems to work perfectly. My rig was not particularly noisy to begin with (use good cables!) but I'm glad I got this. You should not hesitate to buy it, can't imagine anyone being disappointed with it.

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Underwhelmed

After reading tons of rave reviews and comparing this with other noise reducing pedals I went ahead and ordered it. This pedal was a disappointment...it does not track the notes as close...Read complete review

After reading tons of rave reviews and comparing this with other noise reducing pedals I went ahead and ordered it. This pedal was a disappointment...it does not track the notes as close as they say (it will choke long notes out, even at minimal settings), and it lets the noise through when you play. It works like a gate...a decent gate, but a gate. It does not alter your tone when you're playing because the gate is fully open, and it closes fairly smoothly. As soon as you stop playing it's silent, but once you start again you've got all the hiss and hum as usual. This works best when playing at very high gain, when the hum and noise are buried in the distortion. It does kill feedback; you can crank a high gain amp and stand right in front of it with complete silence and no feedback (if you wanted to). Probably good for hard rock, punk, metal, and shredding, but not for clean playing, or for cleaning up single coils. I really wanted to like it, but I'll be returning it soon.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best piece of gear I own!

By Pat Tarpey

from NC

Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

If you play any kind of heavy music, use a ton of gain, have a noisy amp, or don't like dealing with feedback, get this pedal. I can't live without an overdrive pedal in front of my head and that can get pretty noisy. This pedal effectively removes all unwanted feedback and noise. I play in a metalcore band and both myself and the other guitar player use this gate and we couldn't be happier. It doesn't change our tone, kill our sustain, and our breakdowns are tight as hell! Just make sure you use a power source because buying new batteries will really add up.
Very simple, one knob. Run it in your fx loop or in front of the amp.
This pedal is absolutely solid as a rock! I've taken it on the road and its never been damaged, even after getting dropped several times.
This pedal is a little bit more expensive than some of the other gates out there. That being said it blows almost every other gate I've tried away!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple to Use - and it Really Works

By Doug-sMJhp

from Pennsylvania

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Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This thing is simple and effective, period. It has an on/off pedal (exactly like a standard Boss pedal) and one dial that you simply dial in based on the conditions you are playing in and the gear you're using. I literally had it up and running almost instantly. I took the Decimator out of the box, velcroed it to my pedal board, plugged it in, hooked up a guitar, and turned the dial until the feedback and crappy noise went away. I did not notice any appreciable drop off in tone whatsoever, and I am pretty attentive to tone. As soon as I stopped playing, there was ZERO noise, it really is amazing. My signal path: Les Paul with 496/500T ceramic humbuckers through a Sennheiser Wireless, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, Dimebag Crybaby Way, Jekyll and Hyde Distrortion/Overdrive, Boss flanger, MXR delay and Decimator (all powered by a Voodoo Pedal Power) into a Tech 21 Trademark 60 amp. I put my decimator at the end of my signal chain, even after the modulation effects, and it seems to work perfectly. My rig was not particularly noisy to begin with (use good cables!) but I'm glad I got this. You should not hesitate to buy it, can't imagine anyone being disappointed with it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Effective Against Feedback Issues

By Mr. Jones

from Georgia

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I'm writing this for all the gain maniacs out there who boost their already raging metal amps with an overdrive pedal for a tighter low end. I had severe feedback issues when playing start stop passages and breakdowns, even when using the Boss NS-2. The feed back would break the threshold on that pedal. This pedal is ingenious in that it has an automatic varying decay that tracks your guitar signal very closely.
I kick this mofo in when doing abrupt stops and it kills the feedback. I kick it back off when I am playing normal passages otherwise the notes will have an unnatural decay. If you're down for some fancy footwork, this thing works.
Highly recommend.
Chromed out and heavy as a brick. I can't imagine breaking this thing even if I threw it out of my truck.
Not overly expensive considering botique pedals from Maxon, Zvex, etc..

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The beautiful sound of silence.......

By ZeroPoint

from Knoxville TN

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Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I recently set out to totally revamp my pedal board and guitar rig, and I quickly decided that I would need a noise suppressor of some kind. I had used ISP's Decimator Pro Rack G before and knew that it was the best I had ever used, but since I was moving away from the rack stuff I had to find a good pedal that would do the job. First, I decided to try going the cheap way by buying a Rocktron Reaction Series Hush pedal which I should have known would not even come close to satisfying me after owning the best rack mounted noise gate in existence. The Rocktron cut some noise, but didn't cut it all until I turned up the gate so high that it cut out my notes and sucked tone big time. I promptly sold the Rocktron and opted for the pedal version of the Decimator and now the noise is gone, my tone is saved, and my sustain...well...sustains. This pedal is the one you are looking for if you want to end the buzz, hiss, and excessive feedback without killing your tone. It's definitely worth the extra money if you are serious about your tone.
This pedal does exactly what it is supposed to do and nothing else. It has an input jack, an output jack, and a threshold knob. Noisy signal goes in, quiet signal comes out. It's a beautiful thing really.
I've tried several brands of noise suppressor including Rocktron, Boss, and the more expensive ISP Decimator Pro Rack G. The ISP Decimator rack version was the best I've ever used, but this pedal is extremely close. I would argue that it's the best noise gate pedal out there.
If you are looking for true 'bang for your buck' you've found it. It cuts out noise. Not tone. This is much more valuable than cutting out both with cheaper pedals in my opinion.

(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Adds Hiss before it decimates it

By Aura Delivers Mic Flavor

from Raleigh, NC

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My rig has a bit of hiss to start with but not much to complain about. I thought it would be cool to have zero hiss so I tried this pedal. I connected the pedal as the only device in the effects loop of the amp. When the guitar is plugged in to the rig but is not played, this pedal creates silence with the exception a little amp hum. This pedal is not acceptable on a clean channel since it adds considerable hiss. Yes it decimates hiss when the guitar is not being played however you will hear extra hiss when you start playing on a clean channel. This pedal will work great in parallel with distortion since hiss is not noticeable under distortion.

Simple threshold dial that is effective at creating near silence. I wish it had a feature that could reduce the extra hiss that the pedal itself creates.
Solid construction. Very sensitive adjustable threshold.
Usable with distortion only.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top notch design!

Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This noise gate is amazing and dosen't effect tone at all...I use multiple pedals overdrive and distortion for gain and also EQ to push the clean channel in my amp....

I found the holy grail of pedals that's eliminating the unwanted fee-back when I stand near my amp and just hold my guitar without touching the strings.

The fit and finish on this pedals is beautiful...THe single knob works perfectly, very simple to adjust and finds the sweet spot for eliminating unwanted noise very quickly.

Unless your already exsperiancing unwanted gain noise from an idlle amp (high gain sounds) this pedal will only cure this issue.

When I use just an overdrive pedal this noise gate gets turned off. It isn't needed and will cut off your signal.

The instruction booklet inside shows a recommended way to use this pedal...It is advised to be used at the very end of a pedal train. I use my and plug it directly into the front of the amp. You can use it in the effects loop but it's pointless if your not running gain pedals through the loop.

Anything ran after this pedal on a signal path will be cut off so this is why this pedal is placed at the end of a pedal board and then into the amp.

Digital interface ie: POD's allow you to run a simulated noise gate in the middle but that's all simualted computer generated effects.
A real analog noise gate like this one is ran at the end of the path...

This pedal is a little pricey but worth it's weight once you get it and see how well they actually work. I would recommend this pedal to anyone whom loves to run a hot signal through their amp and has lots of fee-back from gain.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best pedal I ever bought

By Jimmy Kelly

from Glens Falls, NY

Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This is honestly the best pedal in my rig. It works exactly like it says it does. I've never had any problems with it. I've used the boss noise surpressor and the mxr noise gate and this thing blows them out of the water. The threshhold allows control over how much feedback (if any) you get and it still allows for great sustain.Best pedal ever made!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT PEDAL!!!

By Mlower312

from Abingdon, VA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Looks Stunning
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy

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Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This pedal is hands down the best noise suppressor pedal. it cleans up your tone without adding to it. it looks absolutly beutiful. the only problems are that it gets finger-prints all over it and it adds a considerable amount of weight, 2.2 Lbs., to your board.overall this is one of the best purchases I've bought online. Well done ISP!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best noise gate

By Sheckler707

from Mansfield, PA

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Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I put mine in my jvm loop with an ns2 in front. Best setup for noiseless operation. Be warned you NEED to use a power supply with this unit it is not intended to run on a battery
One knob, very simple. Easiest operation you could ask for!
Solid metal and super durable.
Worth almost every penny!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome pedal worth the money

By AudioGuy713

from Houston

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Comments about ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I have to say any pedal that can get rid of my feedback as well as my 60 cycle hum is a winner in my book. This thing is GREAT! I can finally play live gigs and play my neck pick up on my Fender American Stratocaster! Before if I tried this it would just get a bunch of buzzing and if I was close enough to my amp a loud screeching, but not any more! One of my best purchases I have ever made. By the way this is one heavy duty pedal (ways more than 2 of my boss pedals combined)

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