I'm looking for a compressor (primarily for live and rehearsal situations) to even out my sound a bit and give me more presence. I play thrash and death metal tuned in D standard. To me a compressor should help me when I for example make an occational weak pulloff and prevent loud sound spikes. I still want to be able to accentuate certain notes a bit so I think that what I'm looking for is a medium compression ratio (or mild to moderate). I will try to describe what I'm looking for sound-wise: - If the very deepest frequencies are rolled of a bit it is not a big concern for me (if this tightens up the sound) - I am looking for a sound that cuts through in a band setting with 2 guitars (I play fingerstyle and I'm looking for an articulate sound) I currently use a Boss LMB-3, but I think that it removes some of my attack and makes the sound muddy. I have spent a lot of time at www.ovnilab.com (very good compressor review site) and from what I've read, I was thinking that the EBS Multicomp, Maxon CP9 Pro+, a DBX unit, Symetrix 501 or Rane DC24 could be what Im looking for, unless there is some unit that I have overlooked. Given the musical style and my sound preferences, what would you recommend?