I am planning on using a multi-fx unit like the Pod XT live or similar in front of the amp for noisegate, tubescreamer, wah, possibly some delay (not the most ideal position in the effects chain, might leave that out). Has anybody tried that? It might seem like a rather basic question, but all of this time I've just been running my guitar into an NS-2 straight into a head, never experimented much with gizmos like these. Since I'm probably playing a different amp at our next gig, i thought this might be a nice solution, since the amp definitely requires something Tubescreamerish to clean it up. I am one of the few dudes who doesn't own a TS-like pedal, shame on me.
I used my GSP this way when I still had it and my V2. It worked perfectly fine. Keep in mind though, all noisegates are not created equal.