Carl Martin's new Honey-Comp takes its lead from their own Compressor-Limiter but condenses all of the goodness down into something a little less needy where pedalboard space is concerned. Anyone into the concept of parallel compression processing in the studio will appreciate the 'Dry' control which allows you to do just that - mix in some dry signal, in parallel, with the compressed sound. If you wish to retain your transients (i.e. initial dry attack), 'Dry' is your friend. The Honey-Comp is a very smooth ride with plenty of make-up gain (Level) on tap too - more than enough to let the pedal be used as a boost for your amp or drives, etc., up the signal path. 10/10.
Guitar 1: 2011 PRS Studio. Stock
Guitar 2: Mark Emanuelli Partscaster built from '57 RI body and Eric Johnson neck. Pickups by Mark Emanuelli
Drive pedal: Craftros Musica Red (see: https://craftros.com)
Amp: Fender Twin Reverb Tone Master
Cables: Boss and Klotz
Power Supply: Eventide PowerMax by Cioks
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro and Canon D60
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum
Desktop Monitors: PreSonus R80 R-Series Active AMT Studio Monitors (https://www.presonus.com)
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Compressor.