I have a lot of experience with high end compressors like distressors, manley, 1176's, API etc. I am looking for some utility compression that you can use for "less important duties". For example when I have a dense mix happening and I need to squeeze in a keyboard or some other element I need something to really contain the source. I also have plenty of experience with "live type" low end compressors. I know I am not looking for too low end although I have a behringer 4 channel compressor that kills other more expensive compressors on some sources(if you don't push it too hard) From what I've read about the DBX 160a people complain that it is either too much or too subtle. This totally sounds like my kind of compressorsmoke How is this on keys, solo's, backing vox, and bass guitar?