Profet compressor question

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Hey there. Just wondering, what does the compressor on my Pro Fet 5.2 actually do? I can tell the difference in sound, but I guess I need a description in the simplest of terms :)
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Hey there. Just wondering, what does the compressor on my Pro Fet 5.2 actually do? I can tell the difference in sound, but I guess I need a description in the simplest of terms :)
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Shaun

hmmmm, in the simplest of terms...

it avoids that your amp is clipping soon when slapping for example.
that was the way my 5.1 was working though. it´s more a limiter.

maybe somebody knows if the compression on 5.2 is better now...

florin, for example :)
 
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It removes the peaks in your signal, slapping and poppings best friend. But too much compreession and you start to loosa dynamics, your sound will go flat.
 

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Hey Shaun,

The compression cuts the peaks of your sound above one level (named threshold) . So it will keep loud notes down.
A good compressor is transparent, so it adds nothing to the sound. But it tames the bass a little.
The Profet's compressor is not a limiter like Peter said. A limiter is a compressor too, but with very dramatic settings. The profet's compressor is a gentle one :)
 
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There's a compressor on an el cheapo combo I have & it's anything but musical.In fact,it's downright nasty.It's on the same knob as the input gain & has a small switch to engage it.I really have no idea how to properly use it.All I know is if I press the knob,it makes a beautiful sounding bas sound really bad.Almost like the cheapest,nastiest overdrive/distortion effect you could ever imagine,is as accurate as I can describe it.
 
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