#2
Makes everything you play come out at the same volume. That's the extremely simplified answer though.
#4
you can cresendo (sp?) and what not, it just levels out your tones, so you dont have high and lows that are out of mix.

lets say your amp is putting out 50 dB. when you play, it never really stays at that, parts of your playing will go up to 55 or so or it goes under 50, a compressor takes that, and evens it out so it keeps it at a closer 50 dB (these numbers i made up for demo purposes, actual levels may and will be higher)
#5
Quote by redsox193
so you cant make any dynamic changes to your sound?


exactly.

it makes notes you play hard, and notes you play soft, sound at the same level.
#6
Quote by call1800ksmyazz
exactly.

it makes notes you play hard, and notes you play soft, sound at the same level.


that seems more like a handicap than anything. i know when i play i like to change levels. Is this something more helpful to shredding and stuff were ur just tryin to attack the notes at the same level?