I'm looking for a good mic pre-amp and compressor in one unit. I've looked at the whole Focusrite Platinum range but they don't have enough controls on the compressors for me. They only give you like 2 or 3 from threshold, ratio, attack, release and makeup gain. I like to have as much control as I can on the compressor and I don't feel I'll get enough from the Focusrite's - which is a shame as I've heard so much good about them. It's a real shame that the Compounder doesn't have any preamps either because that would suit me perfectly! Maybe I'm wrong, if someone begs to differ please let me know. I'm using a Rode NT1-A microphone mainly recording rap vocals, my girlfriend's singing vocals and acoustic guitar. As a bonus I'd also like to use the unit to record bass, electric guitar and maybe some synths through the line input as well. I want a nice sounding preamp and compressor with as much control as possible. About £400 ($716 by today's exchange rates) budget for the unit. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.