You will need to plug your guitar into Guitar IN and put any reverb or echo after the Decimator OUT to avoid cutting off any verb or echo tails. ANSWER: Both the NS2 and the Decimator work on the Masking principle, which means that when you play the signal will mask the noise and the Decimator works like an automatic volume control that will reduce the volume when the signal gets close to the noise floor.
The Decimator is far more adaptive than the NS2 so it should be better but I would listen to some of the clips on line and or test a unit if possible to see if it will solve your problem.
This path can be located after your noisiest dynamic changing pedal such as compressors, boosters, overdrives and distortion pedals.
ANSWER: You want to have the direct guitar output go to the input of channel 1.
We need to see the un-altered direct guitar signal for the Decimator to track correctly.
If you have a guitar amp then go pedals to the input of the amp and put the Decimator channel 2 in the effects loop.
If you add any echo or reverb you want these after the output of the Decimator channel 2 so you don’t cut off any reverb or echo tails.
QUESTION: I have a question on the setup of a Decimator G Sting Pedal.