SP Compressor Demo and Tutorial

I've shied away from compressors for a long time.  They just never seemed that necessary and were way too easy to overkill.  Well, this little baby changes everything.


If you like what you hear and would like to purchase one, we would love it if you would use this link.  It helps us bring you these demos and would be much appreciated.  I'll take any questions in the comments section.

Check out these lessons to hear the SP Compressor in action


Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

This Is Living

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

A high energy celebration.

This song has Synth bass but also has live Electric bass. You can rock it!


Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭


Artist: Chris Tomlin

Simple lead work and rhythm that sounds great on electric or acoustic


Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Marvelous Light

Artist: Charlie Hall

This one drives so warm that strumming hand up.

This is a riff heavy song but once you get it its great.


Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

Kingdom Come

Artist: Covenant Worship

Get ready to shred.

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for WorshipArtistry.com

SP Compressor Demo and Tutorial

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lessen/greenroom request.

i know you already have in the 101 section a tone lesson, but can you do a how-to from start to finish how to set up your pedelboard? basically what i was thinking was you start with your pedalboard with nothing on it and then you just show how you connect the pedals and put them into the power and then to the amp, well really just going through the signal chain but building the pedalboard.

i just know that for me being a beginner and also being visual that it would be easier for me to see how to build it from the start to finish.



Something like this?



yeah! so i know that you go from the guitar then the tuner then the first set of effects but then to the amp, so when you go into the amp is that just a saying or do you really go into the amp? and also in the 101 tune lessen you said that you have a opion to go to the effects loop does it automatically do that or is there a switch on the amp?

like i said i don't have a pedalboard yet just getting all my ducks in line.



Amp setup

A guitar amp has 2 parts: the preamp and the speaker. The preamp is where all the electronics are and they give the amp it's tone. From there the signal goes to the speaker. An effects loop allows you to run effects between the preamp and the speaker. Not all amps have them so it's something to look for. Effects sound slightly different depending if they come before or after the preamp.


thank you so much!