For maximum versatility, Compadre allows you to use its Boost and Compression either together or independently from one another. In this way Compadre is truly two pedals in one.
From the Class A JFET input circuit, to the VCA-based compression, to the Clean Boost and the diode soft clipping Dirty Boost, every aspect of Compadre’s audio signal processing is fully analog, with premium quality components, design, and workmanship throughout. The audio signal is never converted to or from digital.
In the Compadre, the digital aspect comes in the form of digital control and programmability. By converting digital control messages to analog control voltages, Strymon can offer full MIDI control and recallable presets while preserving a completely analog signal path from end to end.