To me, compressor is like when you’re driving at dusk. You can see everything. It’s still light. Then you turn the headlights on. That difference is compression.
Interesting how everyone is different.
It's the exact opposite for me
Tube amps/pedals already have a lot of natural compression. The more gain you add the more you get.
One of the reasons I don't like any youtube video tones is they are all compressed to within an inch of their lives.
Seems many people have got used to youtube as somehow "normal".
So when more compression is added via a pedal it's like being blinded to me - can't hear the natural guitar tone for the over processed compression
PS - I also have a Question for you guys reliant on compressors.
Are you using modelling amps, solid state amps or modellers ?