Originally Posted by NelsonNelson
I think compressor will always be on and overdrive will be here and there for certain songs. I figured the cleaner slightly leveled out sound from compressor should run first then the OD and then all into house basically. I am new to all this stuff so just wanted to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.
IME if there's a front of house, they'll have a compressor to send you through, and will:
a) prefer theirs to yours
b) know that compression is not a sum
of compression levels, but a product
of the two compression levels. in other words, be prepared not to use it in many gigs.
If you're using an amp onstage, depending on the size of the venue FOH will often prefer to maintain a clean signal for consistency, and have you use the overdrive only through your stage rig to add color there, but not through their subs and PA.