this is an optical compressor with two modes: LED lamp or simulation.
the case seems sturdy and is hyper hyper awesome. We would still have preferred switch steel rather than plastic (the switch LED / lamp is a bit wimpy but my pedal is not very young, I bought Cygnus')
requires a dedicated power supply: 40V DC 100mA, and it sucks! clearly, when you invest in a block of power supply, you do not want to still connect another power supply into a different outlet.
-Output, input, direct output: the right not need to explain that? ok good live output that makes for a dry signal + the compressed signal.
Pre-gain: input volume (acts more like a gain knob)
Post-gain: general volume
-Sensitivity: enough especially when the knob that softened the sound and makes it smoother running
-Compress: compression level
Diode Comperssion level: indicates when the effect is activated
Squash-switch: attack more or less important (but nothing dazzling)
-Switch led / lamp: compression mode selection: led -> rather soft, lamp> warmer and aggressive
well that's the theory, but in practice it is different. the knobs are all hyper dependent on each other.
First of all we must know what we are trying to get as his then choose between LED and lamp, sweet or hot? transparent or aggressive?
then you must set the pre gain: at bottom it just give you a rather nice saturation and the other way ... it will ba a low level thus entered breath. My advice: stay on settings between 10 and 4:00.
then the compression level and sensitivity: it work together! and there, only your ears can tell if a particular setting is good or not.
then select or not the squash, as you prefer.
Finally mount the post gain for the appropriate volume.
very effective indeed super versatile (from creamy overdrive to smooth the gilmour compression), quite cheap compared to the quality of the pedal. I use it on stratosphere and no complaints! I personally use it for "Burne" my sound a bit and it's great. there breath only when evil rule the post gain / pre gain ratio. The pedal is quiet and transparent, even on coils singles, just make sure you set it (but it is hard!)
I used for one week at the time I write. I am delighted, I do not intend to change it, the settings sound a bit unusual and so confused that we made the settings looks a bit like an opto comp carl martin (I said a little!)
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Jazzstang's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
What are the effects, types of effects available? What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...) Are they editable? Via a publisher Mac / PC? What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) Is this a rack or rack model? *
Compressor pedal, it simulates a compress or LED lamp, the choice (a small selector!) The connections are simple but offer a lot of possibility with such an output and a direct output! on the other hand, keskel is big! So just 9
The general configuration is simple? The editing sounds and effects is easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? * ...
Once again, it's EHX stuff, nothing superfluous, nothing complex. two selectors, 4 pots, a footswitch. It obtiend quickly searched her.
The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough? What instruments do you use? Which ones do you prefer, you hate? *
it slams it adds sustain it's not bad thing, and it may even primarily on the saturated channel lamp, in short, it can be used very thoroughly, this pedal is very competent! Parcontre, it blows, it blows but not dramatically. After it is always the same thing with the compressor, I have several distos, overdrive and fuzz so they are for something, then I play sometimes with a strat Micor not noiseless, all my pedals are plugged in, not lot of things that are there are always a blast with, but in concert it's not shocking, it does not sound.
For how long have you been using it? What thing do you like most/least about it? Did you try many other models before getting this one? What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? * ...
To be honest, I tried to right some compressor left without paying attention until the day I came across a black finger friends of mine and there is absolut flash! I finally took the white finger, more versatile than its cousin, but if I have to buy one, maybe I would lean towards this time the black finger ... Time will tell.