The Chakra Compressor was designed to mimic the optical compressors used in studios back in the 60's. Using the gain control to increase the glow of the optical circuit fattens up the sound. The higher the gain is set, the more it effects the comp and attack controls. The Chakra Compressor can create a subtle, warm, transparent effect as well as full on squeeze. Essential compression controls like Gain, Level, and Attack are available at the tweak of a knob.