compressor

Three of five new analog stomps from the revived brand forge unique paths from vintage origins.

Unique, vintage-colored modulations. Boost compensates for perceived volume loss.

Modulations could be a little more liquid and cohesive.

$159

Maestro Mariner Tremolo
maestroelectronics.com

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Many different effects can salvage a crappy backline situation. A nice reverb goes a long way toward making a lame amp sound okay. A delay or compressor can usually lend a little energy and mystery to an otherwise lifeless tone, too. But in my experience, few effects coax magic from garbage quite like tremolo.

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What Is Compression & How It Works on Guitar? | Recording Dojo

Comprehending one of the studio's most important but mysterious tools—with metaphorical cocktails!

[Originally published 6/8/2020]

Welcome to Recording Dojo—PG’s new monthly column pertaining to recording and engineering, with guitarists in mind. Think of this column as your place to develop better audio-recording skills, experiment with new techniques and gear and, most importantly, mindsets. So bring your best self forward and your willingness to learn … the dojo is now open.

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A warm, analog optical compression designed to offer plenty of sustain, attack, and release that can be blended in to taste.

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