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Compressio­n is the oftenmisun­derstood workhorse of your pedalboard. Used correctly, it can boost your levels, add sustain and help your guitar cut through. Walrus Audio’s new Mira Optical seeks to do just that by offering a studio-grade compressor for your ’board. The main controls comprise threshold (to set the level at which compressio­n kicks in), ratio (how much the signal is compressed by), make-up (to bring your overall level back up), mini-pot attack (how fast the compressor is introduced) and release (how long it compresses your note) output and blend controls. On the side it features a high-pass filter, which when engaged will leave your low-end signal untouched, maintainin­g your bass frequencie­s. It’s available now for £249.

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