TC delay pedal doesn't work with noise gate

Question

I'm running a Boss NS-1 noise gate in my signal chain and I can't hear my delay pedal anymore. What is wrong?

Answer

It is very important that you place your delay pedal after your noise gate in the signal chain.

The reason for this is that when your signal level drops below the threshold you have set on the noise gate the signal gets cut off, but the noise gate cannot tell the difference between hiss/noise and the repeats from your delay pedal, so as soon as the delay repeats fall below this threshold they get cut off. 
 


 
This FAQ concerns the following products:

  • Alter Ego Delay
  • Flashback Delay
  • Nova Delay / iB Modified
  • Vintage Delay (discontinued)

Share this page