there is no denying that compression helps make all the notes pop and become louder
but there is a level of sameness across all the notes
and it isn't obvious to me that this is the right way
there is a loss of dynamic range
loss of organic-ness.
and it can become a crutch too.
it is harder to play without compression
it forces me to have to train each note to be as clear as possible
assuming that is what i want
which is not the case all the time.