Hi All, I had a request by a friend who I will be recording that we record his vocals with a hardware compressor in line before the signal gets sent to the DAW. I'm not exactly sure what the advantage of doing this would be other than his monitor mix would have compression? Please stop me here if I should just slap on compression in the DAW during tracking. In terms of gear being used my interface is a MAckie onyx 1640 which sends signal to the cpu post gain but pre insert. I've got a 4 channel Drawmer compressor that I can use but obviously would need another pre amp to plug it into and then take that output into one of the onyx preamps? Or wait could I just use 2 channels on the mackie and have the compressor go out of one insert and into the other? Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you!