i just got a brand new dbx 266xs dual compressor and limiter. i am so very new to the world of compression and only barley understand what it does. i would like to use this in conjunction with my presonus firepod and cubase 5 to record vocals, and most importantly, guitar tracks. i play generally "tight" sounding metal; deathcore, "djent" and other types of heavy music. i was wondering where it would work best in the recording chain. should my chain look something like; guitar<amp<mic<firepod<dbx compressor limiter<and then back to the firepod? what inputs/outputs and what cables should i use for this? also, because its a dual channel comp, i can also compress my amps effects loop, have that go through the mic, then compress the firepod. i was also wondering the same thing about vocals, should it be something like; vocalist<mic<presonus<compressor<presonus? or should it be; vocalist<mic<compressor<presonus i thank anyone who reads all of this and can help me. im totally new to the world of compression and am just looking to start in the right place. thanks in advance guys!