It's not one of those squashy in-your-face compressors, it tends to act more like a big amp with a little volume, hence some natural compression.
Which is good, don't you think?
Also very effective as a clean boost.
Not a big fan of the fast-attack switch, but it's cool to have it.
I bought this to free up space in place of a CS-2. I was a bit sceptical due to the simple layout and fewer knobs but I couldn't be anymore wrong. I have this on all the time and set and forget. the attack knob is interesting and opens up a bit more customisation. built solid as a rock and come with a wall wart too. I don't think I will ever replace this comp.