It is a noise gate, said intelligent, which is fun because there is nothing more simple ...
I have the old version, the one called Hush The Pedal II as its name indicates is not earlier than the Hush The Pedal ... I think, however, that II is the fact that there are two channels, which is super practical use!
this is the pure analog juice. She was already OCCAZ, I do not know his real age (at the same time I never watched the serial number ...)
otherwise, there is an entrance, exit, of course jack, two red LED and a jack for the AC adapter. The big classic. It is rather nice, despite his age, a kind of blue anodized, this trend was still in the 90's!
config is very simple, you plug it dose, plays!
I put it live for 11 years, I only recently tested the effects loop ...
the behavior has nothing to do, but in both cases it works!
both channels are very practical, and I did not understand the choice of the Rocktron Hush pedal the current to remove a ... unless economic course.
Because you can adjust depending on the volume of the amp, or channel distortion and clean or put strong, so as to sound "harsh" on the well saturated rhythm, and put a low for lead, because this is where it can be a trap or rather harmful, removing fluidity or bulky some notes whose dynamic and outgoing mic gain is lower than the threshold ...
The effectiveness of the effect depends on dosage, not much give few results, and much, gives too. However even when you measure out slightly, it is already changing the sound by adding some treble (as a present) I tjs appreciated.
With many levels you have some kind of buffering effect, as a difficulty of your signal to cross the threshold you set, allowing to do as volume effects, its just far to burst through on. The way you attack the strings is a parameter. I attack strong enough, so I'm tjs above. But when I go to a friend softer with sleeves (no double meaning I can assure you!), It may take the foot in the door (still no pun intended) and too much hassle to ring all correctly .
In fact, I have no signal when I live, there is a little loop effect, and there power amp will play.
I usually use only. So what use you say? in fact I think it cleans out the sound of guitars and improves rendering signal. My guitars of former allegiance (LP BFG Gibson and George Lynch Strat LTD) become cleaner, more modern in the way they sound. Typed those modern / metal (ESP KH2 and Ibanez VBT) sound more "tight"!
In any case, he eats most small noises spring electronic parasite or even treble strings that have been mismanaged this is quite significant, but it should be used!
In fact, I use it more to change my sound rather than to clean a chain effect eg. It gives a little aside his "studio", or pro, all that there is almost zero breath as the strings are locked (still just noise transformer).
It is regrettable that his coloring, but that's what I wanted. On the other hand loses some low end (as I said it tightens and adds a small bright side / presence makes it more modern, clean example, my BFG, with its original Burstbucker out sound very "rock / modern metal "on my Rockerverb, whereas without it sounds more classic rock ...
I should also say that, having for the first time in recent months tried in effects loop, I received the report (previously I do not see the point). On the Rockerverb and a modern skyscraper, I lose a little roughness of Orange, the sound becomes duller and more parallel metal (without further saturate). With a guitar rock, it's just a dull coat, but no obvious difference. On my 5150 combo, I can not seem to stabilize the signal, it me "hush" to each attack (perhaps this is the circuit of the loop kidding ... or the difference between the loop and lamp RKVB it ...).
I use it for more than 10 years, first on a 5150 head that I then sold, then a full stack Rockerverb 50, and more recently on a 5150 combo (which I bought, I missed the Poppa!).
I still do not know how I got the idea to buy, I went to Lille in a store, and I came back a few days later to buy it. At the time, late 1990, to 17/18 years, in short when I started the guitar, I was quite impressed with the rack effects very "pro", and I was drooling before Gainiac and Rocktron Velocity 120 ( as well as the ADA MP1 and JMP1 Marshall), I think he liked me to acquire a "trick" Rocktron, and I also think I had seen in magazines "catalogs" on the gear .. . hey it's a favorite, or what ... lightning
I never tested anything else, I'm really happy tjs, it still works perfectly ... So in fact, for me it's a great value for money, it is one of the elements of my material that has withstood major sales campaigns! thousand times I would do this choice!