Tapco Squeez SQ-2
I'm only throwing this review up here because I happen to disagree with the previous reviewer about the ways that the Tapco Squeez SQ-2 is a useless box of junk.
First off. The Tapco Squeez does "almost" nothing. I found the gate to actually work quite well. If you're in need of a 2-channel gate and you can get this for under $20 I have to say go for it.
The "air" knob is almost as bad as the "warmth" knob on a Behringer Tube Ultragain.
That said. The compression/limiting options really don't seem to do anything! And that's why I have to disagree with the original review on the "ease of use". I spent hours trying to figure out how to make this box do anything! Not very easy to use at all!
The only time it changes your sound is when it makes sound worse. At its best performance it really sounds no different than when you press the Channel Bypass.
I really have to give this a "4" on features because if it did work properly this would be an amazing device that I would pay double the money for!
In conclusion: if you need a gate, grab it! It might also work well as preamp if you're hard up for a 2 channel preamp. As for the compression.. why, Tapco, why?