I read lots of infos and links that i found here over the course of the week, but there are so many styles of bass playing that it's hard to know if something is regarded with my specific live needs. I play a violin style bass through a Tech 21 VT Bass pedal going direct in a band that consists of mostly electronic sounds (lots of keyboards and synths, no guitars). I also sing lead and want the bass very present so that i can drive the band, there's lots of room to take because of the no guitars, the VT helps in that department, though i don't drive it much, just a hint of a hint. I'm looking for a compressor that would : 1) help lows be comparable to a bass synth (or just nearer) 2) give me the most punch 3) even out my tone so that the smaller strings sound equally fat as the big ones. not really looking for distortion or overdrive effects, just a big punchy, even, in your face tone. I also tend to prefer analog or tube style things because they sound more natural and find that digital effects tend to be easily lost in the mix, though i am not opposed to anything tested and true, whatever the technology. I don't mind lo-fi stuff, as long as it sounds great, not trying to necessarily simulate an existing tone, just trying to build one. But no racks please, too bulky. no space to bring a good tube amp even though that would help most of that. I'm pretty sure this narrows down the possibilities, if any !! Budget is between 100-500. the amount depends on how much difference it will make, i can't justify 500 for a 10% improvement, but could easily justify that amount for a huge tonal kick in that direction. This is for live needs primarily.