Does this effect pedal exist?
February 3, 2009 11:42 PM Subscribe
I want a particular guitar effects pedal but I don't know if it exists: I want a box with two inputs and one output. One input will be for whatever instrument -- guitar, say. The output will also be the guitar, but through a noise gate. The opening and closing of the gate will be determined not by the volume of the guitar but by the volume of whatever is going into input #2.
posted by Karlos the Jackal to media & arts (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So you could feed, say, a snare drum beat into input #2 and then play guitar and what you would get out of the output would be guitar cutting in and out in time to the beat. (But you wouldn't hear the drum beat itself at all.)
I'm sure there's easy ways to do this in computer recording software programs, but I don't use a computer. I'm not sure what the term for this would be, so I'm having trouble Googling for it -- "noise gate" is as close as I can come up with and it's not specific enough.
It seems like it should be pretty easy to put this together so I'm wondering what there is out there that would do this. Any ideas?