I was hoping I could get some adivce on settings for how to achieve a certain sound with my axe-fx. I have been utilizing a lot of quick stop-start rests in some of the music that I have been playing; however, I am not sure how to properly use compression to counteract the effects of heavy gating.
On my axe-fx patch, I have the gate set to a fast attack, with a quick release. How should I set my compression on the axe-fx to help give my guitar tone sustain when wanted to produce a nice resonant sound, then being able to switch back to some start-stop chugs?
Also, should I keep the compression effect on the patch, in the front of the chain on the axe-fx?
Last question. Can you utilize compression to help add more punch to your guitars tone while playing quick stop-start rests? When I say punch, I should really say clarity and consistency in sound, since punch I guess comes more from how the EQ's are set, but hopefully how I have worded this it makes sense.
You shouldn't have to use a compressor to compensate for a gate. The gain from the amp (or amp sim) should also add some compression on its own. If you're just going for a super-compressed Misha-esque sound, though, it shouldn't be too tough. Just set the compressor fast with a high ratio and a low threshold. Put the gate after the amp block and compressor, and make sure it's set to detect the guitar input and not the super-compressed signal going into the gate block. Compression won't do much to boost clarity, though.