A question for the experts. As some of you may be aware there is a practice out there - typically involving two long time very popular compressors - that involves stacking a fast acting (attack AND release) compressor (think 1176) in front of a slower more forgiving compressor (think LA2A). The result is a great, clear, out-front smooth vocal. I've heard these results and it sounds great. The idea is to grab peaks/transients with the 1176 using a fairly high ratio and fast attack and release settings without too much gain reduction (like 2-3 dB) and then sending the signal subsequently to the slower reacting LA2A set for "compression" which puts it's ratio at 3:1 - and set to taste. See here: https://www.uaudio.com/blog/chaining-1176ln-la2a-compressors/ And here - same explanation: https://steemit.com/mixing/@fuzzbus...compressors-like-the-1176-and-la-2a-in-tandem So my question is this. As I don't own an 1176 - can't I substitute the dynamic compressor in the DP in place of the 1176 - set it roughly the same (fast attack and release settings - and a ratio of probably 8:1) - and then send that using the "mixer" send (zeroing the "mixer" level so I block that signal to the stereo bus) out to my WA2A and then back in to achieve the same effect? I'm still learning compression. I am not a believer that the larger subject of compression application is a cinch. It takes practice to understand how and where to use it. If this makes any sense - any suggested specific attack and release settings for the dynamic compressor? Or just play with it and use my ears?