Strymon Z12A-COMP Compadre Dual Voice Compressor & Boost Pedal


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Start your signal chain with the best possible version of your guitar tone. Treat your guitar signal to true studio quality analog compression with two distinct voices for smooth transparency or vintage squeeze. Hit the Boost switch to add clean boost or soft-clipped dirty boost, with the EQ curve of your choice. Mix in some dry signal for natural attack even with extreme compression settings. Feel the perfectly tailored dynamic response, feeding your amp and effects just what they need to sound their best.


Boost: adjust the amount of boost when the boost circuit is active. Typical boost is approximately 14dB when using flat clean setting.
Boost EQ: selects the frequency shape for clean and dirty boost
Treble: tightens the bottom end by boosting mid to high frequencies
Mid: fattens tone by pushing midrange frequencies
Flat: full range frquency response
Comp Type: selects the type of compression
Studio: smooth compression as found in vintage rack compressors
Squeeze: hard compression typical of classic guitar pedals
Compression: adjusts the amount of compression added to the signal. Turning clockwise increases compression by lowering the threshold. When fully counterclockwise, no compression is applied.
Dry: adjusts the amount of dry signal summed with the compressor output
Level: adjusts the output level of the pedal by -6dB to +6dB when the compressor is engaged. Set to noon for unity gain
Boost Footswitch: engages and disengages the variable boost independent of the compression circuit. Compadre's boost is post-compression.
Comp Footswitch: engages and disengages the VCA compressor independent of the boost circuit.
In: high impedance ultra low-noise discrete Class A JFET preamp input
Out: low impedance mono output
Volume: connect a TRS expression pedal for full-time volume pedal functionality
Fav/MIDI: connect a Strymon MiniSwitch or MultiSwitch Plus for remote selection of a favorite functionality. Or, use our MIDI EXP Cable to connect Compadre to your MIDI rig.
Boost Type: selects between a clean or soft clipping boost circuit
Clean: boost circuit increases output level without introducing noticeable clipping
Dirty: boost circuit increases output level while introducing the soft clipping characteristic of an overdrive pedal