great and cheap realtime noise reduction plugin for guitar players

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289 posts since 9 Nov, 2018 from Colorado

Post Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:27 pm

Today, I came across Brusfri, by Klevgrand. I gave it a try and was quite impressed, to say the least, especially for only $29! If I want some compression before distortion, I can put Brusfri just after the compressor and it makes a huge difference in the noise! It affects the tone slightly, particularly in the highs, rolling them off a touch, but for high-gain sounds, where noise is most problematic, that tone difference means nothing. High-gain settings often work better with highs rolled off anyway. I probably wouldn't use Brusfri on a pure clean tone, as the noise isn't all that problematic there. But with lots of compression or distortion, it's a nearly miraculous solution! Much better than a standard noise gate!

You need to make sure to sample your noise for a few seconds. Put the plugin where you want it in your FX chain, turn your guitar volume up, and then click and hold the ear button on Brusfri for a bit and then release.

If your pickups buzz, you have a hissy preamp on your active pickups, your audio interface, or anything of the like, give this plugin a try!

I noticed a slight increase in latency using this plugin, but if you turn off lookahead, it seems solved, with little impact to the noise reduction benefit.

6150 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:30 pm

This always worked great for me
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674 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:25 pm

*Shrug* i find the Sentry pedal works just fine for high gain stuff. And they’re cheap, IMO.

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