Rocktron Reaction HUSH Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal
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Got some hiss? HUSH it up with this pedal.
You asked, and now you receive. The Rocktron Reaction HUSH noise reduction pedal, when used properly, wipes out hiss, unwanted feedback and pickup buzz. The Reaction HUSH delivers 65dB of signal cleanup, while your music signal integrity remains unaffected. In other words, you get rid of the noise without altering your tone.
Rocktron's Reaction Series effects pedals are built into a rugged metal slim form factor chassis, taking up as little space as possible on your pedal board. The Reaction HUSH is a true bypass pedal: when you turn it off-it is out of your signal path.
Plug the Rocktron Reaction HUSH in after distortion boxes, wahs, noisy vintage effects, or other noisy units and turn the THRESHOLD control knob until the noise goes away. It's that easy. Unlike noise "gates" that chop off the end of your notes, or ruin your sustain, the Reaction HUSH is actually a form of single-ended noise reduction that tracks your signal all the way and pushes the noise floor down below the point where your ear can hear the noise. The Reaction HUSH will not alter your sustain or chop the end of your notes. Simply use the Threshold knob to smooth out your signal while saying goodbye to noise forever.
Here's more HUSH tips: For maximum noise reduction results, place the Reaction HUSH after your distortion and modulation effects (chorus, flanger, phaser, etc.) but before any delay or reverb effects. If you are already comfortable rolling back your guitar's volume pot, simply turn your distortion and other effects in the chain before the HUSH to "on", roll back your volume pot, adjust the HUSH Threshold control to remove any hiss you hear, and you are ready to go.
Make sure you pay attention to the proper setup by placing the Reaction HUSH AFTER your noisy stompboxes or in your amp's effects loop. The Reaction HUSH is NOT designed to take the input directly from your guitar without some processing happening between the guitar and the noise reduction. When setup correctly, with your signal going from your preamp and effects, or from your distortion and effects, into the Reaction HUSH, you will love how it cleans up the excess noise, including pickup buzz. The Reaction HUSH can also be used in your amplifier's effects loop. However, if you are running multiple effects through this loop, the HUSH should always be the last dynamic device in the signal chain, but before digital delays or reverbs.
The Rocktron Reaction HUSH will give you the same great HUSH noise reduction used by thousands of high profile artists for years. Add true bypass and the Reaction HUSH becomes a great addition to any pedal board.
The footswitch on the Reaction HUSH controls On/Off status as shown by the LED indicator. Reaction stomp boxes run on a 9V Alkaline battery, or may also be powered by Rocktron's DC OnTap Universal Power Supply adapter.
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Comments about Rocktron Reaction HUSH Noise Reduction Guitar Effects Pedal:
Just got the Hush today and I've been playing with it for about an hour. Here's the deal: it works great on my Guyatone Metal Monster and Rocktron Metal Planet distortions, which are in the fx loop of my Vox Tonelab SE. It doesn't seem to attenuate the volume or suck any tone except past 3:00. Even then it's negligible and not a deal breaker for me (maybe it might be for some). I also have an EH Riddle pedal hooked up to this rig. It is normally quiet, except when you use distortion and turn the "Start" knob past 12:00. It greatly reduces this hi end noise to negligible levels. The Hush is set to 3:00. With my "in front of the TV pedalboard," it didn't fare quite as well. It works fine with my Tube King (new edition) and Morley distortion/wa/vol. Also works well with my Wicker Big Muff. If I add my Diceworks treble booster to any of the distortions above, it cuts the noise well. When I add either my 70's EH Electric Mistress to this mix, it greatly reduces, but doesn't totally eliminate the swooshy noise. Same with my 70's EH Polyphase. If I turn both EH units on, it reduces the swoosh but only moderately. Mind you, these are VERY noisy old pedals. Also, past 2:00 or 3:00, there seems to be a little more tone sucking and vol. loss (compared with the Vox rig). Again, not a dealbreaker for me but it might be to some tone freaks. Also, with any of these fx combinations (but especially when the treble booster is on, which adds alot of hiss) there is a slow release in the noise reduction at the end of notes. Like, a little hiss still seems to come through as a note is dying out; I heard this same thing on a Decimator demo. This is NOT the case with the Vox setup for some strange reason. The knob was set to around 4:00. So, with the Vox rig I give it an "A," with the TV rig I give it a B-. When finances permit, I will probably check out the Hush Silencer, which has both Hush noise reduction and a noise gate: I would probably use that for my rambunctious TV rig. So, bottom line, the Hush isn't perfect (what is) but it has significantly reduced the noise in one rig and pretty much eliminated it in the other. It's a keeper. If you have like 5 crazy mod pedals on at the same time or want to have 2 hi gain distortions on at the same time (I tried it with the Metal Planet and Metal Monster - both very hi gain pedals - still screamed like a Banshee) and expect the Hush to eliminate all noise, you're probably out of luck. If you use distortion and mod fx within sane limits, this can work very well.