You are both missing my point. It is the WAY it WORKS that is different, and maybe it is the WAY in which I work, that might be different too.
I have been using noise gates since I don't know when in all my evolving pedalboard setups. The Global Noise Gate of the M9 worked very well for me as a Global Noise Gate for my whole pedal board - and the stomp slot Noise Gate of the HX Effects does it much less efficiently.
I don't care if it uses a slot or if it is visible or not - but it ACTS differently and the way it acts unfortunately does not work for me.
So is there anybody out there, who has been using the M9s Global Noise Gate and is now using the HX Effects and found a SETTING or workaround to emulate the behavior of the M9s Noise Gate?