Walrus Audio promises “mountains of sustain and a smooth attack from” the Mira Optical Compressor pedal

Walrus Audio Mira Optical Compressor
(Image credit: Walrus Audio)

Walrus Audio has unveiled the Mira Optical Compressor, a studio-grade compressor pedal that offers comprehensive control over your dynamics. The Mira is voiced for electric guitar or bass guitar, and looks very much like the kind of pedal that you will leave on most of the time.

That is often the way of the compressor pedal. Often overlooked in favor of more exciting pedalboard additions, once guitar players find a compressor they like, it’s like magic – nothing will see it come off the ‘board, or out of your signal chain. And that’s all because there’s nothing quite like a compressor for sweetening your sound, taming your transients and tightening up your tone. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.