Manchester-based pedal brand Stone Deaf Fx has introduced the Noise Reaper noise gate to its line of pedals.
The Noise Reaper is designed for any line level instrument, and is based on the noise gate
Technology found within Stone Deaf’s Warp Drive and Fig Fumb distortion and fuzz pedals. There’s only one control on the pedal (decked in some characteristically psychedelic artwork), a threshold knob that controls how the gate responds to dynamics. The pedal also directly compares your actual guitar signal to any noise you’re trying to kill, so sustained lead notes won’t be inadvertently clamped down on.
The two main modes of the pedal’s operation are the ‘Pedal’ and ‘Series FX Loop’ modes. In the first, the pedal operates as part of your chain of effects, with the nosy pedals placed in the unit’s own effects loop. In the latter, you can place the Noise Reaper in the effects loop of an amplifier, cleaning up a noisy preamp section.
The third mode does require a second Noise Reaper, but allows you to chain the two pedals together to double the dynamic range of the gate, with each pedal operating in Pedal and Series FX Loop respectively.
When active, the pedal’s noise level has been rated at -98dB – perfect for those looking for an absolutely silent rig.
The Noise Reaper is available now, and lists for £150 / $160. Find out more at stonedeaffx.com