Hey guys, I'm a long time reader, but this is my first post. I'm building a new pedal board and I really can't decide if I need a volume pedal. My instincts tell me yes, of course. But I do not want it to be something I barely use, that takes up a sizable chunk of the board. My initial thought was that I could use a volume pedal to create side-chain compression effects for electronic gigs. What do you guys think? Is your volume pedal absolutely necessary for your rig, or is it mostly a mute pedal when you're on break?