I've used this one on vocals, snares, guitars, bass guitars, drums, sampled orchestra bass tuba sections, especially for parts that I wanted loud, extremely punchy, and "in your face". It was the one of the secret sauces behind some of my award-winning film soundtrack and dance tracks formerly charting #1 on , which sound great even now (years later) on low-res youtube uploads. For instance, Madonna's live tour producer asked me how I got the YouTube orchestra renditions to sound so huge, live-like, even on electronic sampled sets. This was part of it.
It is not nearly as "transparent" as, say the dbx 1066 rack compressor (which I have also for sale), but that is the point: its quality is quite Retro, as it was made in late 80's early 90s, and is sort of a cult classic. When combined with other gear, such as the Aphex Aural Exciter Type C2 with Big Bottom (which I'm also selling), saturating a Reel-to-reel tape deck (which I also have for sale), it makes for some very interesting effects, from big, to way-too-big, which is almost impossible to do similarly with just digital-only processors alone. One can try the UAD-1 Pultec EQ and crank up the bass through a higher-end digital compressor, for instance, but it somehow just isn't the same as the "rawness" I get with this box.
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Gate Section: Threshhold
Compressor/Limiter Section: Threshhold, Ratio, Attack, Release
Output Section: Gain