Skip to main content

Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

Item #: 
12747416192215202
  • Write a Review

The Decimator guitar pedal offers a new approach to Noise Reduction processing with a high level of performance. Most noise suppression systems suffer from one major problem inherent in their design: ... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products
Overview

The Decimator guitar pedal offers a new approach to Noise Reduction processing with a high level of performance. 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
  • Polished chrome chassis
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Isp TechnologiesDecimator Noise Reduction Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

This is an essential pedal for anybody who intends to play at high volumes. I use a lot of gain on my Marshall half stack, and for band practice, I really crank the...Read complete review

This is an essential pedal for anybody who intends to play at high volumes. I use a lot of gain on my Marshall half stack, and for band practice, I really crank the volume. Before I got this pedal, it was almost unbearable how much noise I got, but this pedal, after ten seconds of dialing in the right level, completely cuts any unwanted noise. Other pedals can cut tone, but the only difference when you click this on is that the hum is gone. It has innovative technology that allows notes to naturally decay below its threshold while still cutting other noise. I am absolutely amazed at how well this product works, and I recommend it to anyone who plays with a band, and especially if you use high gain.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not fast enough

I've been wanting one of these for a while after seeing it in a lot of famous guitar player's gear list. It does gate out noise BUT it's not fast enough. I still get...Read complete review

I've been wanting one of these for a while after seeing it in a lot of famous guitar player's gear list. It does gate out noise BUT it's not fast enough. I still get hiss/buzz for almost 1/4 of a second when I mute my strings. That's not any better than the ancient dbx 463 gate I was hoping to replace with this. When recording, it's still mandatory that I use a plug-in to solve noise issues when chords stop playing (Waves C1 gate) and that defeats the whole reason I bought this thing. It's quiet once it's gate closes, it's just still too slow. Back to the store with ya... My quest continues for the perfect gate and this one isn't it (neither is the Boss NS2 which is also too slow).

Reviewed by 22 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Trevor

from Corona, CA

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This is an essential pedal for anybody who intends to play at high volumes. I use a lot of gain on my Marshall half stack, and for band practice, I really crank the volume. Before I got this pedal, it was almost unbearable how much noise I got, but this pedal, after ten seconds of dialing in the right level, completely cuts any unwanted noise. Other pedals can cut tone, but the only difference when you click this on is that the hum is gone. It has innovative technology that allows notes to naturally decay below its threshold while still cutting other noise. I am absolutely amazed at how well this product works, and I recommend it to anyone who plays with a band, and especially if you use high gain.

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works like a charm--much less line noise with this bad boy

By marcifer

from cottage grove, mn

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I did not know how much background noise I had until I fired up this beast. I just plugged it in, turned it on, and dialed it in until I was satisfied with the sound. The simplicity of one knob is nice and it does a much better job on my setup than the Boss NS-2. It has great response for the highs and lows, and I recommend it because it will probably not disappoint you.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By chris boyd

from new jersey

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

one of the best things i have ever bought. every cut off is crisper and so much more in time. all unwanted noise and annoying buzz goes away. seriously check this out its worth every penny!

(11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST NOISE GATE!

By Justin Baker

from Marlton, New Jersey

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This is incredible. The best noise gate on the market. It will get rid of all of the hiss and noise. Buy this now.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Niceee

By MG

from Cedarburg

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This pedal is a must have. i was considering the boss ns-1 but the guys at guitarcenter told me to get this pedal and ill say it does a pretty good job. there is no tone sucking when it comes to this suppressor and the humming is eliminated right away. This pedal has left me speechless so do yourself a favor and get this pedal

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZAZING!!

By Jon

from Ontario, Ca

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This pedal is a life and tone saver! I kept going between many other noise gates but a guitar center employee told me to buy this and I am glad I listened to him. I'm using this thing after a whammy, jekyll & hyde, fulldrive mosfet, electric mistress, holy grail, neptune opti-vibe, memory boy, and a line 6 dl4. It kills all unwanted feedback and doesn't take away any precious tone. Also...this thing looks awesome on your pedal board. Highly recommend if you use a lot of effect pedals!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By Austin Ramsay

from Yuma, Arizona

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

This thing gets rid of feedback, hum, buzzing and everything. If you keep it at -40 it does everything and it doesnt suck tone at all if you use it right, im very happy with it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb NR

By Frncis Voignier

from San Francisco

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

Anyone with a pedalboard full of distortions and overdrives should use one of those. Set slightly past 12 o'clock, this ISP Decimator kills every bit of unwanted noise and leaves one in awe at the silence in between the notes. It does that without any noticeable tone change, while allowing the end of the notes to tail off gracefully, unlike gates which tend to chop the signal. I did not hear any loss of sustain in overdrive mode, but my clean settings showed a small decrease in sustain with the unit on. Nothing major though, and the decimator can practically stay on all the time. This tool is essential!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

oh yeah

By Ben

from louisville, KY

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

this thing eats all the noise, hiss, buzz, hum and everything else. completely lives up to my expectations. also rather than killing my tone, it added more bite, which is very important to me being in a deathgrind band. but if I turn the knob past -30, theres no sound from my guitar. but I keep it just in front of -30. completely worth it. dont get the boss ns-2 it kills your tone get this.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome pedal, well worth the money

By bob lewis

from cedar lake, in

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I read alot of reviews for various noisegates. Bought a few others based on that. But they were all false. This pedal slams a door on any feedback. I run a few pedals before my amp, no issues at all. It doesnt effect the tone, it just cleans everything up and helps make the note more pronounced. Only drawback is if you have the pedal past 12 o' clock, it cuts your clean tone(switching from distortion to clean via pedal) Over all, its a keeper

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The wheel, sliced bread, & the ISP G-sting.

By Ozwepaie

from Trooper, PA

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

Hook it up. Set it, & forget it. As simple as I can say it. I ran it at full gain w/ ZW overdrive. In a Mesa Roadster, Crate BV-120 and a Marshall JCM 2000. And it did exactly what it says. On all 3 heads. -Eliminates all unwanted noise. -Does not effect your clean or gain tone. At all ! -Does not cut you off. At all ! It's perfect ! and simply amazing. I ran the BV-120 at full gain and slaved to another 120 solid state amp. Hooked up 2 4x12 cabs. W/ the volume as loud as i could take it. I stood 10' away w/ a Les Paul loaded w/ EMG 81's. And was able to control the feed back. That says it all. If you're tired of noise ? Spring for this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Good Buy

By Steven Atkinson

from Central New Jersey

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

Before I give my review, a word: If you suspect that the noise in your system is due to pedals and effects rather than your amp, then I STRONGLY recommend getting isolated power supplies (look at the Voodoo Lab, as an example--daisy chains create lots of noise!) before putting a noise clamp on your system. If the noise is because of multiple pedals on non-isolated power supplies, you can probably fix your problem by cleaning up the power instead of just cutting your signal with a clamp. The result is a more natural "feel" on your tone and longer sustain (since you won't need a clamp, which cuts off the trailing end of sustained notes necessarily). Now, the review: My amp is a Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50-Watt Combo, and it does not have any noise gate built in (apparently, H&K wanted it to be up to the player how to handle the noise best) so a noise gate is essential on the high-gain channels. I use one of these after my pedals running into the input of the guitar amp and one in the effects loop to cut out the noise generated at each step. I use this pair instead of a Single Decimator G String because I found that the G String introduces a ground loop that is very detrimental to the tone quality (search "Hughes & Kettner Ground Loop" on Youtube to see my troubleshooting videos) as well as the fact that I can tune the noise gates at each step to get a cleaner signal than waiting to clamp all of the noise after it has been built up (not a good idea if you are discerning in your tone and want to get the best out of your rig). Final word: This pedal performs exceptionally without compromising the tone of your rig. If you have cleaned up the power supply to your rig and are still experiencing issues, then this is, perhaps, the best noise clamp available (superior to the G String, despite being cheaper).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what I wanted it to do

By Nick Perry-Guetti

from West Linn, OR

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I had a huge problem: I own a gorgeous-sounding mahogany guitar with P90 pickups, and wanted to extend its tone with a good compressor. The combination sounded wonderful, except that when I turned it up loud enough to jam, the hum from the P90s was magnified to unbearable proportions by the compressor. I asked around for advice to no avail, until someone suggested the Decimator. I put it right in front of my effects chain, before everything else, so it would pick up just the dry signal from my guitar. Set at about -45dB, the hum was cancelled with no effect whatsoever on my attack or sustain! Another interesting feature of this pedal is that at higher dB settings, cutoff at the decay end is very slow, almost like someone is editing a fade-out at a nice, subtle rate. This may be the most expensive pedal I own, but for my purposes it ends up being probably the most valuable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

UNREAL

By Bob Sullivan

from Algonqui, Illinois

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I read all the reviews here, called G.C. spoke with someone who said it was the best piece of gear he'd bought. I went to G.C. plugged into a 100 watt Fender Mustang 3, stood about a foot away, faced the speaker, turned up to 7 and the noise was incredible (as you could imagine). It took 5 seconds to stomp the pedal and dial it in. NO UNWANTED NOISE, just loud guitar exactly as I wanted, all the sustain, staccato, and tone which should be there. If you play metal you need this! If you practice loud in a small space, you need this! As with any playing situation, make sure your power is clean, shielding and grounds are proper, eliminate the obvious then buy this pedal! It just gives you the ability to explore sound without being handcuffed by the hissing buzzing and feedback inherent in high gain amplification.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the cash

By Daniel Nielsen

from Norfolk NE

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

Does what it says. Just make sure you put it at the very end of your signal chain and you'll be happy you spent the money to get this. And this bad boy is built to last. Probably the heaviest pedal I have. If you experience a lot of line noise, this pedal is a MUST HAVE!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No more noise!

By Brian Letchworth _

from Roanoke Rapids, NC

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I have this pedal after my od/eq/compressor/envelope pedals and before my reverb and delay. It keeps the noise down from my dyna comp which is saying something. It works better than the Rocktron Hush i've tried. Built Tough. Shiny. 1 knob. Have mine set on -40 at all times. Highly recommended!

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

dont buy

By adam

from blue springs missouri

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

if you have a high gain amp that runs a serial loop, this pedal is not for you. i have a 5150 combo and with the threshold at -40 db is the point where you can hear volume come through clear...........but when you start playing everything is broken up with wobbly sounding noise, tries with 9v and tries with ac adapter. then i figures i would run it in the front of the amp....even worse. if you want the best gate pedal out there i would suggest the mxr m-135

 
5.0

Perfect tone.....A must have

By David Schaller

from San Diego, Ca.

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I have used other noise reduction in the past only to be disappointed with their effect on tone. I spoke with some people who told me this was best for massive amounts of gain, which is not my thing, so I was a little concerned it might not work for me. I generally use an old 1980's RAT at about 20% or a Tube Screamer at full gain into a Marshall 50 watt head. When I plugged this in and dialed out the hum, hiss and squeals, all I was left with was delicious tone. The only caveat; even though I use limited gain, this pedal only works well with the guitar volume wide open. If you want to turn down your volume to lower your gain, the sound is clearly clipped and sounds odd. As long as you are willing to live with turning it off when you dial back the volume, it is truly awesome at doing what it claims to do. I buy and sell pedals regularly. Other than a tuner and my aforementioned pedals, they're all at-risk for sale. The Decimator is definitely a keeper!

 
5.0

Its all a bunch of apples.

By Mark McGee

from Tucson AZ

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

I have bought 3 different noice supressors / reductions / Gates. This, the Boss NS-2, the MXR. All in all I have to say they ALL do the job. I can't honestly say I like one over the other. The ISP is easy to set and for that alone I seem to use it most. They all sap a bit of Tone, every one of them. Running it on lets say, a Dr. Z amp or other nice Tube amp you will lose a bit of tone, if you are a tone junky, you will play with this off unless it's absolutley needed. I like the boss as well, seems to do better with lower volumes. For those that need to know. This as well as the others work great to stop that static we all hate. but there are a few things you need to know. Not that these are bad just read the following. 1. You will lose some tone. 2. If you play late at night like I do and at low volumes, don't try have this on. It will cut low volume out, or you have to set it to low to be worth it (from the guitar). 3. You will get noise through the ISP, It's not magic. You will just not notice it much. It actually doesnt get rid of unwanted noise as much as cuts it at lower volumes. Somewhat. Hard to explain. 4. I tend to turn it off untill the hiss/ noise start to be more noticable. All in all though. It does a great job and I love it and the Boss NS-2. It did its job, which is make my amp sound quiet when it should. But it comes with a price. Want less noise, try cutting pedals and checking you cables along with this.

 
5.0

Exactly what I needed...

By MATT LEHNERT

from Lincoln, NE

Comments about Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal:

Recently purchased a used Vox AC 30 Top Boost. I liked the tone the best out of the "brilliant channel" but the P-90s in my Les Paul were almost screaming thru that channel when strings were muted. Literally 30 seconds out the the box, on the board, and turn dial to just past -40. All over.... Does what it says it does and 1 knob easy operation. Lots of gain? P-90s? Well worth the $$$$

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.