Tip: Compressors Are Your Friend

Compressors are your friend. They will add the professional polish to many of your patches just as they do in the studio. Each of the compressors respond in a slightly different manner and are best used for certain types of sounds. For example, the LA Studio can be a very subtle and non-intrusive compressor to bring out even articulation on a clean sound, whereas the Red Squeeze is a bit easier to setup and provides a nice Rolling Stones, The Who, or Doobie Bros. “strained crunch” on a crunchy style tone. Compressors can be placed at the beginning of your signal chain or toward the end with slightly different effects. Try them both to see which best fits your patch.