Originally Posted by Fletz
I'm looking to optimize the mwah when I do go for it and also keep the bass even from a presence standpoint. I find it drops a little more than fretted.
By "presence", I think you mean "sustain", do you not? Yes, a good compressor ought to be able to add some sustain, perhaps at the expense of a bit of attack - although attack is arguably not quite as important for a fretless anyway.
As for optimizing the mwah
, I'm not convinced that a compressor would have an effect either way. Mwah
is primarily a function of the interaction between fingerboard and strings, so the most a compressor might accomplish is to help sustain whatever mwah
is already present.