Well, I don't think this is your normal compressor question anyway... I have a Alesis Nanocompressor.....had it forever it seems, and I'm thinking of going to another (better) compressor. Will prob go with a dbx model, but anyhoo.....I have to turn my alesis on before any of my other equipment, and turn it off last or it'll blow my amp. Manual states this, and I know it'll happen because I did forget once and had to ship my 800rb back to GK for surgery. So my question is this....are all compressors like this or did I just get lucky with my previous choice?