Every once in a while, a very pro user finds the time to write a complete review on a product of hours. This time, the Dark Wizard of the Knights Martial user on Basschat.co.uk forum took the task to make an in-depth review of the CompIQ STELLA Pro Compressor pedal. What is even more interesting for the reader is that he comes up with interesting settings for achieving particular sounds and he also presents pictures of its testing setup. it would have been amazing if videos or sound samples could have been made, but anyway, this is a great writing.
I’ll quote below the conclusion only, and point you to the review directly to read it in its entirety.
This is one of, if not the best pedal format compressor I have ever used. Being a VCA circuit its not a one trick pony, lends itself particularly well to transparent compression anyway, but coupled with the advanced features here its capable of incredibly transparent leveling to help ‘glue’ your bass into the mix better. Or fast enough attack speeds and extreme enough ratios and thresholds to make compression a fun in your face effect or super fat core tones completely achievable.
If you want a tool to help on the gig, or to get a ‘signature’ compressed tone or a device in your hands to help you really get an understanding of what compression can do for you then this has to be really high up on your list. It certainly deserves to be there.
– Reviewed by 51m0n
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