Boss NS-1X Noise Suppressor
The Boss NS-1X Noise Suppressor Pedal is a state-of-the-art device designed to eliminate unwanted noise in your guitar or bass signal without impacting your base tone. It's powered by Boss's innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology, ensuring a clean sound.
The pedal features a straightforward interface with knobs for Damp, Threshold, and Decay, allowing easy adjustment of the noise reduction level. Additionally, a Mode knob provides access to three distinct operation modes:
- Reduction Mode: This is a versatile setting suitable for most players, offering comprehensive noise suppression while maintaining natural note decay and sound quality across various instruments and playing styles.
- Gate Mode: Tailored for high-gain setups, this mode delivers ultra-fast noise suppression, ideal for styles that require precise and sharp sound, such as tapping, sweep picking, and high-gain rhythmic techniques.
- Mute Mode: This mode simply silences the signal when the pedal is engaged, useful for instrument changes, tuning, or breaks during a set.
The pedal also includes a Send/Return loop for enhanced performance with distortion, overdrive, and other noise-producing effects. This feature is particularly beneficial when you're looking to maintain the integrity of your signal chain while still reducing noise.
Moreover, the NS-1X comes with a color-coded reduction meter, providing visual feedback for the current level of noise reduction. Its advanced digital processing and wide frequency response make it suitable for standard guitars and basses as well as extended-range instruments.
In terms of build and connectivity, the NS-1X includes standard input and output connectors and features buffered bypass switching. It requires a 9V DC power supply, which is sold separately, and also has a DC out for power distribution to other pedals. The pedal is compact, measuring 2.375 inches in height, 2.875 inches in width, and 5.125 inches in depth, and weighs just over 1 pound.
Overall, the Boss NS-1X Noise Suppressor Pedal is a cutting-edge solution for musicians looking to manage noise in their setup without compromising on the quality of their tone.