Excerpt: Understand that this application is very specific. A very live -- make that *extremely* live auditorium which was designed for excellent non-sound-reinforced acapella singing, but of course is also used in a lecture setting.
Excerpt: I've used two-channel compressors before, but the Composer Pro-XL is perfect for our current needs. Not only does the compressor do its job and sound great, but the added elements of the gate and de-esser turn out to perfectly fit our changing recording environments.
Excerpt: I plan to use this for podcasting and for when I record myself playing drums. My experience so far--- has been great. This compressor is built very well and does exactly what you want it to do. (It also throws in some cool extra features like the DE-ESSER). The only down side is the manual.
Excerpt: I've been using this unit for about a week now and love it. The compression and gating features on this unit work as well as any I've used. This unit is also packed with a lot of other nice features like the Male/Female button on the De-Esser for reducing sibilance.
Excerpt: I use this for small studio use, mainly with a single condenser microphone for vocal recordings. There is a lot of features in this compressor/expander and the gate provides an excellent way to create a silent noise floor. It is very sensitive and repeatable in setting.