My band just went to a studio and the engineer wanted to put a compressor between my guitar players guitar and amp. The song we were recording has some pretty major changes in dynamics and feel and the compressor was making the guitar sound to flat.
When I asked the engineer to take it off he spent 15 lecturing me on how compressors are used how loudness wars are making music sound bad and other stuff Ive heard many times before.
Is it common to place a compressor between a guitar and an amp when recording in studios? When I asked him to remove it he looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.