Orange Kongpressor 'squash' knob question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hachimitsu, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Hachimitsu


    Jun 6, 2019
    New Zealand
    I just got this pedal yesterday, it's my first time using a compression pedal. There is a 'squash' control which the manual says controls the amount of compression. The markings around the knob imply that fully counter-clockwise is least squash/compression, and fully clockwise is the most squash/compression.

    It also seems to boost the signal ie much more volume comes out when the dial is turned clockwise. Is this how compressors usually work? I expected more compression to result in reduced total output.

    There are also output volume, attack, release and 'chime' (essentially treble) controls. Any pointers much appreciated, the manual is very basic.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    From your description it sounds like they designed it with make-up gain applied automatically, in addition to the output volume control. Most compressors do not have that feature, but a few do.
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