As a trained singer I do my best to sing at right kind of levels and have studied and practiced mic technique. I've been trying to find out more about the recording process and was suprised to be told by one engineer that the quality of the vocal compressor isn't that important. In my recording experience, engineers always seemed to save one of their best compressors for vocals. I do understand compression but don't really understand his comment that "because the input is not being amplified in any way the quality of compression is not critical". Could anyone elabourate and maybe explain why they use the type and quality of compressors they do?