Compression And Sustain

Compression is the process of attacking the higher levels of a signal keeping them under a specified threshold. Sustain is the process of amplifying the lower levels of a signal, thus creating more sustain the sound. Compression and Sustain pedals do both of these things simultaneously to create a more leveled signal starting from the attack points all the way through the end of the signal.

Wampler Pedals Mini Ego Compressor on RigShare
Wampler Pedals
Wampler Pedals

Mini Ego Compressor

Now widely regarded as the industry standard in guitar pedal compression, the Mini Ego Compressor brings a new level of of control to what is expected and needed by today's guitar players, in a mini Format. What does a compressor do? A compressor adds an element of control to your playing level – it will bring the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. While an ordinary compressor pedal can give you an element of control, a great compressor will give you the “feel” that other average compressors lack. If you’ve played a great tube amp when it’s being pushed hard, you’ll know what a great natural compressor feels like. Based on the incredible success of the original Ego but featuring switches for tone (dark and bright) and attack (slow and fast) you can tweak your tone to a standard of a pedal twice its size. By keeping the clean blend of the original, your original signal to be blended in so you can get all the benefits of a great compressor (picking up the notes that aren’t as strong and increasing sustain) but you have the option to remove the squash at the front by bringing the bypassed signal in. With this control, you can have full country squash or open studio level parallel compression. Basically, the Mini Ego gives you complete control of every aspect of your compression. So, with a comprehensive array of controls and a core tone that is pure, you won’t find a compressor that works perfectly as an “always on” or as “an effect” that is more highly regarded than the Mini Ego from Wampler Pedals.

Daniel Shauger
Brady Anderson
Mark Matthewson
Brandon Price
Stephan Tillmann
Rodrigo Lopez de Toledo
Eric Barnett
Dave DiLeo
Nathan Butler

9 Rigs

TC Electronic Forcefield Compressor on RigShare
TC Electronic
TC Electronic

Forcefield Compressor

FORCEFIELD COMPRESSOR FORCEFIELD COMPRESSOR provides all the sweet vintage dynamics control that the legends of rock ‘n’ roll and country music were built on. From the subtle sustain enhancement that gently boosts a sweet, but softly played interlude or blues passage, to the full-on hard-knee compression that makes your guitar pop in the mix – you’ll find it all and more here in the FORCEFIELD COMPRESSOR. All-Analog Awesomeness By its very nature, compression is one of the most difficult effects to explain, but here goes… By controlling the maximum level of a signal, a compressor limits the dynamic range, while maintaining a higher average loudness. You can use compression to: reduce really loud passages; or bring up the level of the most-subtle nuance – and sustain it for days. You often feel compression more than you hear it, and when applied properly, it can either be sweet and smooth, or tight and punchy. FORCEFIELD COMPRESSOR’s vintage circuit design lets you tap into everything from the sweet sag of a tube amplifier, to the unapologetic smack of a sledgehammer! Old-School Feel Vintage analog compression differs greatly from modern studio compression. Instead of the ultra-glassy transparency of high-end rack gear, you get generous gobs of warmth and the smooth tonal characteristic that has shaped the sound of rock and country music from their early beginnings. From sublime, bluesy sustain of classic rock, to the snap of country chicken-pickin’ that pops out of the mix beautifully – you get it all with FORCEFIELD COMPRESSOR.

Rob Jobse
Clay Ingold
Chris Collins

8 Rigs

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