I'm not getting any sounds out of this thing!
Make sure you're not plugged into the compressor side-chain instead of the output.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 at 9:44 PM
What kind of bypassing does the Compressor have?
The Compressor has true bypass switching. Older Compressors use the blue bypass switch. Newer Compressors use a relay to switch.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 at 2:55 PM
I'm new to compressors, can you help me out?
(from Jay, the designer of the Empress compressor) The best way to learn is to keep experimenting. The empress compressor can be pretty transparent at modes...
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 at 2:56 PM
Hints for using the Compressor effectively
1. When you set the attack really fast it can make the sound less open, because it lowers and affects the transient. 2. With regards to the release; ...
Sat, 18 Oct, 2014 at 5:03 AM
Any suggestions for using the compressor with bass?
As a starter setting for bass, if you want transparent control, I'd try: 4:1, attack at 10oclock, release at 2oclock, full wet mix and adjust the input...
Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 at 2:01 PM
Hint for extreme Compressor!
For a grittier dirtier setting, try 10:1, release at 10oclock, and doing 15-20dB of compression, then maybe use the blend to mix to taste. You'll intro...
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 at 2:59 PM
The red LEDs aren't working. What's up?
If you have a cable plugged into the sidechain, it has to make a complete circuit. Try unplugging the cable. If that works, then something in your sidechain...
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Is it possible to run a drum signal through the side chain of the Compressor?
Yes, you can run a secondary signal through the side chain of the Compressor.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014 at 9:56 AM
What are the attack and release times of the Compressor?
Attack range = 50us to 50ms  ( 0.05 to 50 milliseconds ) Attack controls how quickly the gain reduction will begin after a signal has crossed the thresh...
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016 at 12:51 PM
Can I use the Compressor side-chain to apply compression to a signal triggered from a Drum Mic ?
Our compressor might not be the best option because it's a feedback compressor. By inserting a completely different signal into the side-chain the unit...
Fri, 22 Aug, 2014 at 9:08 AM