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  • Hey bro',


    Just wanted to give you a quick answer 'cause I'm post-interval-restricted and therefore can't have a "normal" conversation with anyone in the forum! You'd have to wait an hour for each response.


    OK, I'd approach it like this - much like gain staging in analogue-mixing scenarios:


    Set the input gate for maximum noise reduction on the guitar without messing up its tone. Listen to it clean if need be, like with the Amp and Cab blocks bypassed.


    Now that you know this noise is minimised, you can approach the stomp gates to minimise amp-gain noise between notes. Set to taste, but don't automatically go for 100% reduction (silence) - dial the strength up until it starts to not sound natural anymore. Matter of fact, in order to set the attack and release times of gates, I find it useful to crank it to 100% reduction to help make it obvious when it cuts into my sustain and then dial it back once these things have been set.


    I use this same philosophy for setting compressors' time values, and heck, we all do it with EQ when we crank and sweep and then dial back.


    That's all I've got, mate. HTH. ;)

    • So youre saying turn the amp and cab blocks off and set the input gate that way? Why do you suggest that?

    • A) So you can hear its tone properly

      B) So you can hear the noise coming from it properly, knowing that it's from the guitar and not a stomp or the Amp block.


      Remember what I said?

      "Now that you know this noise is minimised, you can approach the stomp gates to minimise amp-gain noise between notes..."


      IOW, you would now know that your input noise is minimised, so that's taken care of. It's a big deal if set right and you actually lose a bunch of noise, when you think about it. It's like getting a PU or guitar upgrade. :)