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Value for money and great quality
Put a pedalboard together after running a multi-effects unit for many years and got a couple of the "big box" tc-electronic pedals including this one. A very impressive pedal for the price point and I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking to get into pedals yourself or if you're like me and just wanted something to reign in the dynamics a bit before you mix proper in your DAW.
Inexpensive and simple
This pedal was given to me for free at a show once (the guy just bought the helix so he had renounced pedals). What I like over the dynacomp is the sustain and the attack rather than just having a sensitivity which is just the ratio. I like to switch between luscious sustained chords or a funky hard attack lead melodies, but it can also handle simply smoothing out dynamics relatively well. It is supposed to be using vintage based circuits that adds a warm coloring and I can hear it a little bit but not enough to care about that feature. It is a little noisier than I'd like, which I understand is the nature of compression but I have played compression pedals that handle the signal better. Overall, a great beginner pedal for those getting into compression or just a low cost alternative if you are not wanting to shell out for something with similar controls.
Great quality for low price
One of the best and not so famous compressors. Does a great job and the sustain works like you would want it to work. The only flaw is a small loss of tone while using it for a bass guitar, but I haven't witnessed it on a electric guitar.