What does compression do to distortion?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by funkedupbass, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. I'm curious what affect compression would have w/distortion?
    And can anyone recommend a good comp. pedal to use with a distortion pedal?
  2. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Doesn't really answer your question, I know, but you should check out the Tech 21 CompTortion.
  3. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    compression works on dynamics: volume (or signal level)
    that means that what it does is "lower peaks".

    distortion works with cutting the signal when reaches certain point, and harmonics are created for the loss of this signal, but the level is "compressed" so it also works with dynamics.

    if you compress after distorion, the compressor wont actually be necesary, cause the signal is already "compressed" by the distorion.

    there are some compressors or some settings that color your sound, so that is another story.