Im thinking of getting one and i play a lot of death metal and a lot of clean and mid gain stuff in my band - a broad spectrum.
what are the benefits?
im thinking it will smooth out my distorted tones and make cleans and single note stuff jump out a bit more?
*imo* it'll be good for clean tones but not for distorted. Do you know how a compressor works? A distorted tone is basically already compressed, especially death metal gain-wise. I don't see a benefit to it, but again it's my opinion.