When/how to use compressor/enhancer?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lino, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Hi all,

    I have a Boss ME-6B, with a compressor/enhancer in it. Since I've not used it yet for a gig, I'm not sure:
    1) When to use it (for all patches, or just for specific situations, such as slapping?)
    2) How to use it, i.e. which settings work best.
    Parameters are: sustain, attack, enhance freq, enh. level, total level. I find it hard to hear exactly what each parameter does.

    Basically I need to know if it's *always* good to use it, or if it's possible to spoil your sound with it in certain situations.

    Any advice please?

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    If your song has a lot of dynamic variation, turn it off. If you want to play superloud/superhard all the time, turn it on.