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... read more
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Mini Mighty Comp
Whenever a friend starts looking to get into compression, I recommend this. It's so good. Price is amazing, the size is wonderful, the options aren't over complicated and it just works with a very low noise floor. A lot of people get into compressors and start out with a cheaper dyna comp and get a lot of hiss. That's a big turn off. This doesn't do that at all. Highly recommend it.
Excellent-yet-transparent compression in a Mini stomp
Everyone here has already sung its praises, so I'll defer to those reviews and add a little of my own perspective. I run through a Rivera Knucklehead Reverb, and while the amp does have good natural compression when utilizing the 'Half Power' and 'Modern/Vintage' switches, I wanted a nice, transparent compressor for my clean channel (and for slide playing) like the Ross or Keeley versions I've played in the past, but housed in a mini-stomp to take up less room on my board. After an exhaustive quest, I finally decided on the Xotic, based in part on the pure awesomeness of their RC Booster that I also own and love. I really dig the switchable levels of compression--I leave mine set on 'Lo' for minimal squash and maximum headroom. I've owned an MXR Dyna Comp and a Pedalworx McSqueeze, but neither came anywhere close to the transparency and flexibility of the SP. Buy it again? You're damn skippy I would!
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One of the best studio grade compressors out there
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.
Great compressor for your pedalboard
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!
Small, but with a lot of technology!
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.
Handy and versatile compressor.
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!!
Small and Easy
Simple and super-small Compressor. I sold my MXR Bass Compressor, 'cause i needed a smaller one. The choice was between this one and the Wampler Ego-Compressor mini, at the end i decided for the SP but they're both really good.
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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.