I have been using the STC-8 H for a year and there was times I felt like selling it until today. Wow, is this thing right on! To John Script, I followed your settings on the slutz thread and get it now! For the last year, I thought it didn't work that well because I wasn't using it aggressively. I've never been one to over use compression but the settings on this are so gentle, its hard to kill it once you understand that. Most of my work is never spiky either, so its not like I need to control stuff that is out of hand. And thats where this thing is a monster. I see what everyone loves about it now. Silky smooth. How does my song sound? Thanks for listening. PS, I'd like to get this a bit louder now. Is it just a matter of snipping (limiting) a bit more off the top?