Jack White recently did a record all analog (Ampex440 - some recorded at 7.5 ips!). He had it mastered at Gateway asking Bob Ludwig to not use any compression. none .... nanda. the record was mastered to vinyl with a different master for hi res digital. what do you think of that? i would love to hear some of your tracks where you turned off all the dynamics plugs. what i'm chewing on here is the thought, " what if when recording was first invented, it was digital hi res digital instead of tin foil / wax cylinders? would anyone have even thought to build a compressor? point being, other than for color / flavor do we even need compressors or limiters to record?