Dave B wrote:Which noise gate are you using?
Boss noise gates have 2 inputs and outputs. The idea is that your input into the pedal also acts as a key to the gate so that the gate is open when your guitar is giving the gate a signal. Rather than just passing the output straight to the amp, you then use its Send to go to the rest of your pedal board (at least the noisy, mono bits) and the resulting output from those are sent to the noise pedals return. Finally, the output goes to the amp.
Check out the 'advanced' bit halfway down the page : https://rolandcorp.com.au/blog/how-to-use-boss-ns-2-noise-suppressor-in-your-rig
This way, your noisy pedals are gated when the guitar is not actually playing. It's a neat system and if your pedal doesn't have it, I'd swap for one that does.
I think this the key feature I need. I need to use the guitar signal as the key to the gate. That way the key does not compete with the noise in the high gain patch.
Now that you showed me these kind of gates I found this one (TC Electronics Sentry Noise Gate):
That video describes my problem well. Although I don't play metal, the problem is the same.
They use a multiband gate and you can customize it for your guitar to make the release sound natural.
'Just download the tone print app onto your phone and play it through your guitar pickups'
Anyone tried this?