What do you like to use hardware compressors for and what do you like to use software compressors for?

Ott responded on 02/20/2012

Software compressors are great for transparently controlling the dynamic range of a sound with the minimum of unwanted artefacts. They can add character but rarely make a sound feel 'finished'.

Hardware compressors tend to be less transparent but almost always impart a quality I can only describe as 'finishedness'.

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