The new Xotic SP Compressor offers the same OTA (operational transconductance amplifier) technology used in what many guitar players consider the best compressor ever, the Ross Compressor. The SP Compressor has superb tone quality featuring a wide...
Guitar —> Xotic EP Booster (always ON, DOD knob) —> Ibanez WH-10 —> Pigtronix Envelope Phaser (with Xotic Voltage Doubler) —> Korg Pitchblack —> Xotic SP Compressor (Boss knobs) —> Truetone VS-XO Dual Overdrive (sends to Fulltone Octafuzz—> Jimi Hendrix System Octave Fuzz, and returns) —> MXR Six Band Equalizer (mod TBP) —> Hartman Analog Flanger —> TC Electronic Nova Repeater —> AMPmore
The new Xotic SP Compressor offers the same OTA (operational transconductance amplifier) technology used in what many guitar players consider the best compressor ever, the Ross Compressor. The SP Compressor has superb tone quality featuring a wide variety of compressor tones from vintage to subtle to modern and more. It's super flexible and features a dry blend knob, up to +15dB of boost and an internal dip switch for attack control. This compact design is a powerful tool for working musicians. True bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off. Can be used with AC adaptor (optional) or 9V Battery.
A simple and versatile compressor good enough for the likes of Steve Lukather, Oz Noy, Michael Thompson and more.
This compressor is one of the best studio grade compressors that money can buy. Not to mention that it takes up minimal real estate due to its compact size. This means there are 4 internal dip switches inside for a pad, high pass, low pass, and attack time. I love it right out of the box. The most special part of this pedal is the mix knob. You set your amount of compression with the 3 way switch: Low-Mid-High, and then you can blend the amount of compression you want with your dry signal. This pedal is a must have for any clean tones.
Coming from a production & engineering background I have a love hate relationship with compression. I despise the overly compressed sound of too much popular music nowadays, but at the same time I want my guitar playing to sound like it does when I record & mix it. That requires compression so my dynamic range isn't off the map. This unit allows me to dial in JUST the right amount and it has such a small footprint on my pedalboard. GREAT pedal!
SP Compressor has superb tone quality featuring a wide variety of compressor tones from vintage,to subtle, to modern and more. It's super flexible and features a dry blend knob, up to +15dB of boost and an internal dip switch for attack control.
This thing works great for both humbuckers and singles. Yeah, the four dips are internal, and that can be a pain when switching between pickup types. But I found a great setting that works really well for both. Nice and smooth compression. The Hi/Low/Mid switch on top is great for the pickup changes. I had a Dyna reissue, I really think this is way better and more versatile. One star ding for the internal switches. Get one!!
I have tried tons of different compressors, and this one takes the cake. I love that I can set it to the low compression setting, then set the blend knob about 50% to help clarify my tapping, without squashing my guitar signal. This pedal can compress as gentle or as aggressively as you'd like.