it sure is very important and I really think Cliff is onto something here and wouldn't be surprised if he'd even refine it further. it would probably only use more CPU if used in conjunction with any of the other Comps but nothing the III couldn't handle...I concur! It is IMHO the most important knob after the gain and volume knobs. I'm guessing doing that will use more CPU functioning as a dedicated control than with it as a compressor option but hey the 3 has lots of headroom right?
Is this something that is meant to be used for live performance? I was under the impression that the intention of this was to be used at lower volumes to simulate what it would sound like at a louder level.Currently, I've got it dialed in at 0.50 where it breathes a little life into the tone but doesn't make chords mushy. I'm curious to hear how it will sound live.
Is this something that is meant to be used for live performance? I was under the impression that the intention of this was to be used at lower volumes to simulate what it would sound like at a louder level.
With concert volumes pumping through the mains, the stage is definitely not that quiet, especially if it's indoors. However, it is an interesting question how much volume they would get feeding back into their guitars from the mains.Except they are most likely also playing in-ears with a near-silent stage.
But then the folks using real guitar cabs wouldn’t be able to benefit from it!definitely up for discussion, but I'm not even sure if this shouldn't be moved to the Cab block, or added to the Cab block as well. for some reason I associate that effect with a speaker...
I’d say it depends on how loud your live performances are and whether you have a stage monitor. Where I play, we use in-ears so the only volume is from the mains and it doesn’t get super loud. I get a little bit of this effect naturally from the volume in the house, but not as much as I want so the Gain Enhancer worked great for me live. It made it sound and feel like I was pushing out more volume in the house than I actually was.
If I had an FRFR speaker on stage and pushed it loud enough to keep up with an uncaged drummer, I probably wouldn’t use the gain enhancer live. I also imagine professionals playing big venues like Def Leppard don’t need this feature live.