5 Tips On using the Tuco Compressor

Sonimus Tocu plugin

Here’s some tips on how to use Sonimus Tuco Compressor:

1. Once you engage it, it already has the tube character, with a little bit of tube buzz, which is refreshing on certain things. It gives that analog vibe.

2. On transient heavy instruments (e.g. kick, snare, toms, percussion), I love to use the Tuco compressor in mode 1 (slow attack) and the fastest release to preserve as much transient as possible. 3-5db gain reduction to start with, and I might compress more to taste. 

3. I usually have the drive up to get more grit/analog sound to it, and then adjust the output level for the distortion amount as simple as changing guitar amp gain.