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Hatsubai 21/03/2011

Isp Technologies Decimator : la opinión de Hatsubai (content in English)

"The new standard"
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ISP Technologies was founded by the creator of the original HUSH. The HUSH was used throughout the 80s and 90s and thought to be THE standard of noise gate technology. However, the device was starting to be a bit dated with Rocktron not really updating it. The original creator of the HUSH took everything he knew regarding noise gate technology and created this pedal. The ISP Decimator features only one knob and an LED on/off indicator. Despite its simplistic exterior, this pedal truly succeeds in creating a new standard for noise gate technology.

UTILIZATION

ISP Technologies really couldn't have done a better job. There's really no manual needed for this pedal. All you do is plug it in and turn the knob until you don't hear noise anymore. This pedal works best out front when it's at the very end of your chain. It's housed in a typical BOSS style enclosure, so you'll never have to worry about it ever failing. ISP also has amazing customer support that'll assist you in any way possible.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound of this gate is awesome. It's nearly transparent. I say nearly because there is still a little bit of tone suckage, despite what some try to say. However, it's so minute that it's not really worth worrying about. Those in a live environment should have no real issues with it dulling your tone. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that you should always use an adapter. This thing eats batteries like crazy. Be sure to use a good adapter, too. Using things like the One Spot can cause some hum.

OVERALL OPINION

Anybody looking for a pedal based noise gate should definitely check this out. It's small and simple enough to where it'll fit in any rig. The simplistic design allows anybody to quickly figure out the optimal setting for his or her rig. The one complaint I do have is that it always defaults to "off." This means you have to engage it every time you want to use it the first time you fire it up. Aside from that, it's nearly perfect.