I've done a lot of searching on this topic, but I can't seem to find an answer on this. I may just have to bite the bullet and guess, but I thought I would take a stab at it here and ask you guys what you think. So here goes.... I've finally put together a pedalboard with all the main pedals I've been wanting for a long time now...got a fuzz, an octave, a filter, some modulation (phaser and chorus). I'm really happy with the tones I am getting so far. I am using the Qballs Engima for my filter and I love it, but it is a VERY loud pedal. I can tame it by using the Blend control, but that takes away from a lot of the funkiness that it offers IMO. I figured, even before I bought the Enigma, that I would need some kind of comp/limiter to tame the harsh peaks. But, I'm not sure exactly what would work best in my situation. My main goal is to keep my volume levels the same, or close to the same, regardless of what pedals I am using/not using. If the pedal can't do that, then it doesn't matter how good it sounds. But, I wouldn't mind adding some compression to my sound either. I only have room on my board for one more pedal. So, I can't get one of each. I've read Bongo's reviews a bunch of times, but I'm still not sure which way to go. My first choice has been the Opto Stomp, but I'm not 100% sure that it's the right tool for the job. Can the Opto Stomp do a decent job at smoothing out the peaks from my Enigma? Or would I be better off looking at a hard limiter like the LMB-3? Or maybe I should a compressor that has better limiting capabilities than the Opto Stomp, something like the Carl Martin Classic Opto or a Humphrey modded CS-3? Any input is welcome. Thanks.