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My first 4 in and 4 out compressor - Reviews Samson Technologies S-com 4

This compressor is a rackable unit that is very affordable costing only 170 USD. There are 4 XLR inputs and 4 XLR outputs on the Samson S-Com4. We upgraded to this compressor after 2 XLR inputs and outputs just were not enough for us anymore. The knobs on the front of the unit where not as well built as I thought they were going to be. But if you take care of it, you will not have any troubles with anything breaking. The threshold is -40dB to 20dB with a ration of 1:1. The frequency response is decent but there are no side chain inserts and no side chain in or out capabilities.


Getting the sound you want to get out of the S-Com4 will not come easy if you are a beginner. But if you understand compression and read through the manual thoroughly you will not have any issues down the road with being able to get the sound you want quickly. I do not feel this compressor is portable for the reason that it does not feel very well built and the knobs feel rather cheap.


You can use this with your master tracks or individual tracks and instruments to apply some compression and bring the total sound up to the proper decibels. It will make your sound overall big and warm but not as warm as some of the other compressors that I have used in its price range. I think this is a lower end compressor for a 4 in and 4 out.


The sound quality will work and it is decent for the price. If I could make the decision all over again I would have just invested a little more money and got a better quality 4 XLR compressor that would be a little better built that would have been more portable. It is not a bad compressor by any means, but it does have a lot of areas for improvement.