BOSS NS-1X provides fast response "no other noise reduction pedal can deliver"

BOSS has introduced the NS-1X Noise Suppressor, the latest addition to the X series lineup of compact pedals powered by Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology.

Background noise can be problematic with guitar and bass, particularly in high-gain setups. The manufacturer states that the proprietary MDP approach in the NS-1X delivers fast, transparent operation in every application, eliminating the unnatural attack and decay artefacts that can be introduced with standard noise suppression systems.

The NS-1X is optimised to intelligently silence noise without affecting the natural tone and playing feel of a guitar or bass.

Speedy processing and versatile operation modes deliver impressive performance for a wide range of scenarios, from gentle noise reduction for general stage and studio setups to ultra-fast gating for heavy rhythm styles and other techniques that rely on high-gain tones.

High-speed digital technology analyses the input signal on multiple levels in real time, enabling detailed processing that provides the optimum noise reduction for any playing style or performance venue.

The NS-1X features multiple operation modes to suit various setups:

Reduction: This mode provides gentle noise suppression and natural note decay with all pickup types, including low-output single coils.

Gate: Ideal for high-gain players, this mode immediately silences the sound when no signal is present.

According to BOSS, MDP provides a fast response “that no other noise reduction pedal can deliver”, ensuring a natural playing feel and punchy note attack for percussive djent riffs, sweep picking and legato tapping techniques.

Mute: This mode turns the pedal’s bypass setting into a convenient mute switch for changing instruments, tuning and set breaks. The NS-1X will operate in either Reduction or Gate mode when the pedal switch is off, assignable using a simple power-up procedure.

The NS-1X offers intuitive operation with Threshold, Decay and Damp knobs to fine-tune the performance of the selected mode.

There’s also a Reduction indicator that dynamically displays the current noise suppression status. Along with standard input and output connectors, the NS-1X features a send/return loop for enhanced performance with distortions, overdrives and other noise-producing pedals.

Thanks to its advanced digital processing and wide frequency response, the NS-1X is suitable for standard guitars, basses and extended-range instruments with additional strings. It’s also said to be an excellent noise suppression solution for keyboards and other types of electronic instruments.

The new NS-1X Noise Suppressor is available now for purchase at authorised US BOSS retailers for $199.99.