Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop

A sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop! The Silencer’s three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to fit your system, axe and playing style. Threshold adjusts how much level is required to open the noise gate and allow a signal to pass thru. Reduction regulated the degree to which the gated signal is reduced and is variable between -70dB and +4dB. Release controls how long the gate remains open after the signal drops below the Threshold. Release time is variable between 8ms and 4 seconds.

I/O includes ¼ inch Input, Output, Send and Return jacks. The footswitch selects whether The Silencer is engaged or in bypass mode; buffered bypass allows the effects loop to remain in your signal path when the gate is bypassed. A built-in AC jack accepts a standard power supply like the EHX 9.6DC unit (optional) and the pedal comes with a 9V battery.

Conquer noise with The Silencer!


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Quick Specs
- Three controls for precise fine-tuning
- Use it as an inline noise gate or to gate an entire effects loop
- Delivers up to -70dB of noise reduction
- Features 8ms to 4 seconds of release time
- Buffered bypass
- Compact design, rugged chassis
- Equipped with a 9V battery and accepts a standard EHX 9.6DC/200 AC Adaptor (optional)
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
From the Blog
Posted 3/8/2016




Tone Report's Eric Tischler reviewed the EHX Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop and wrote "This is a pedal that practices addition by subtraction: by subtracting noise from your rig, you can get more of the tones you love. It doesn't add anything to your rig, but enhances what you already have and makes it useable regardless of the room you're playing in." Tischler added, "If you're looking for more control over your rig, check out the Silencer. Whether you're into high gain shred or quiet lunchtime shows at the nursing home, a quality noise gate can be a lifesaver."

Click here to read the full review.

Posted 1/28/2016




Mike Matthews, Electro-Harmonix Founder and President, was honored with Music & Sound Retailer magazine's Lifetime Achievement / Hall of Fame Award. The announcement was made at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, the musical instrument industry's largest trade show. Mike was selected for the honor by voters who chose him from a short list of industry notables.

Click here to watch Mike's acceptance speech.



The KEY9 Electric Piano Machine was voted the Music & Sound Retailer's Best Floor Effect of 2015. It is interesting to note that last year's winner was our B9 Organ Machine!

Music Inc. magazine honored the Silencer Noise Gate / Effects Loop with its Product Excellence Award.

Posted 10/2/2015




Electro-Harmonix founder and president, Mike Matthews, and Jon Skibic introduce The Silencer noise gate and effects loop, a sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop.

Posted 8/27/2015



Kill the noise without killing your tone with the new Silencer noise gate and effects loop from EHX! In this demo, JJ Tanis explains how to effectively cut hum in-line with the Silencer and use its effects loop.


Posted 8/11/2015


The Silencer is a sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop!



Quick Specs
-Three controls for precise fine-tuning to match your axe, rig and playing style
-Use it as an inline noise gate or to gate an entire effects loop
-Delivers up to -70dB of noise reduction
-Features 8ms to 4 seconds of release time
-Buffered bypass
-Compact design, rugged chassis
-Comes with a 9 volt battery and accepts a standard EHX 9.6DC/200 AC Adapter (optional)

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