Pigtronix has been particularly active in 2021 with the release of 4 mini-pedals – 3 unveiled during virtual NAMM. The four is by far the least exciting, yet most essential, of the bunch – unless you get excited by a noise gate!
The Pigtronix Gatekeeper works just like any other noise gate out there, only better, faster and… smaller! (Yes, it’s a mini pedal). Set the Threshold level under which you’d like it to cut out your signal and the length of the Release and boom, any unwanted hum, hiss, and buzz is removed from your life as a guitar player!
Here’s the intro video.
The Pigtronix Gatekeeper is a lightning fast, studio-quality noise gate that locks out unwanted noise from any rig. Featuring Threshold and Release knobs, Gatekeeper provides 100% attenuation with unprecedented response time and utilizes ultra high-speed J-FET circuitry to completely eliminate hum, hiss, buzz and any other intrusive non-musical sounds from your signal path. Its wide range Threshold control combines with exceptional headroom to deliver smooth transient response previously available only in rackmount, studio-oriented noise gate processors. The addition of the Release knob allows the user to control how long it takes gate to slam closed.
Mercilessly cutting out any and all sounds you don’t want to hear at the very instant you stop playing, the Gatekeeper was designed with even the most high-gain rigs in mind. Crank the volume without fear of the annoying 60-cycle hum or white noise that plague us all.Ever been trapped on a planet (rehearsal room) that is so overpopulated (guitarist with too big of a pedalboard) with so much noise (huge, dumb rig) that you just need to slam the door shut on it? Us, too.