MXR Dynacomp

The Dynamcomp is one of the most widely used compression boxes on the market. It’s vintage models sell for amazingly high numbers to collectors, but its usefulness in the horn world might be limited. While it is simple to use and a staple on many classic guitar albums, the pedal might change your sound and dynamic range negatively.

External control: None
Cost: $


HornFX Review

Interface:  4/5
Like any two knob pedal, this thing is super simple. The sensitivity knob can be a confusing label for someone unfamiliar with the finer points of compression

Noise: 1/5
This pedal has a loud “bacon sizzle”, common in many compression pedals. That can be other than desirable.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Live application: 1/5
This pedal’s effect on your sound will be limiting. The compression ratios in this pedal will make your dynamic rage much smaller. There is not a lot of subtlety in this pedal.

InterfaceNoiseLive ApplicationTotal Score

Product Information

  • Inputs: 1 x Instrument

  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4"

  • Batteries: 1 x 9V

  • Height: 2.5"

  • Width: 4.5"

  • Depth: 5.5"

  • Weight: 0.84 lbs.

  • Power Supply Included: No


Product info from the MXR website.