What up dudes! I hope this can be kind of a helpful guide to help anyone who is really trying to see the difference between the decimator and a normal fixed release time noise gate.
First and foremost I apologize for the sloppy playing and simple riffing. I just threw it together as fast as I could!
This test was recorded using my RG7621 loaded with Bareknuckle Aftermath 7 pickups, a Fractal Audio AxeFX and of course the Decimator. There is no editing at all here, it is all exactly how I played it. The first clip was recorded with just my raw tone with no noise gate at all. The second clip is with the AxeFx Standard's Noise Gate only at the front of the signal chain. Finally, The third clip is with the ISP Decimator G-String pedal in the beginning and signal chain configuration as shown in the picture below:
I think the Decimator sounds best in my opinion because it seems to sound cleaner and you don't hear as much noise when holding notes out. It also does exactly what it's supposed to do with Start/Stop riffing. It actually gates it perfectly! It also seems to keep the signal more pure sounding all-in-all. You guys decide, and hopefully this will be a good aid to use before you go out and buy one of these babies!
Anyways here's the Test:
Big props for this post man! I think I'm going to use my G-String with my AxeFX II setup as well! That way I can have 3 gates. Input gate, AxeFX II gate block, and another effects loop, just like my real setup but more accurate than just the AxeFX II gate. Thank you!