Despite the overwhelming consensus that compressors are one of the most indispensable studio tools, compressor pedals can be one of the most misunderstood effects. Some players swear by them, others avoid them. But if you need sustain without distortion or want to tame aggressive peaks and even out dynamics, a good compressor is the ticket. And when guitarists think about compressor pedals, they think about a little red box called the MXR® Dyna Comp® Compressor.

Released in 1972, the Dyna Comp Compressor featured simple, straightforward controls—labeled Output and Sensitivity—to govern the volume and compression levels, respectively. Inside, it contained the coveted CA3080 metal can integrated circuit, which remains a key component to its sound and vibe.
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CSP102SL
CSP102SL

Script Logo Dyna Comp® Compressor

This pedal is modeled on the circuitry of the classic compressor pedal as first released by MXR—it’s the standard by which all other compressors are judged. The go-to stomp for country pickers, ’80s pop rockers, and new wavers, it now features modern conveniences such as a status LED and AC power-supply input.

M102
M102

Dyna Comp® Compressor

Featuring super simple two-knob operation, the M102 is perfect for adding a percussive snap to your sound along with increased sustain. Compared to the Script Logo version, this pedal has a faster, more aggressive response to your attack. Npw updated with true-bypass switching.

M291
M291

Dyna Comp® Mini Compressor

This pedal puts the classic Dyna Comp Compressor sound in a much more pedalboard-friendly MXR mini housing. It provides all the blooming, rich sustain and the tight, even dynamics that you expect, with the added benefit of the Attack switch, which allows you to go from the classic slower attack or a faster, tighter response, without taking up valuable real estate on your ’board.

M132
M132

Super Comp® Compressor

A powerful pedal that takes the legendary Dyna Comp Compressor sound and adds flexibility via the Attack Level knob. This gives players control over how the initial crack of the note is treated by the compressed signal, making it a great choice for metal guitarists, active pickup users, or anyone wanting tons of sustain without sacrificing their aggressive picking technique.

M76 + M87
M76 + M87

Studio Compressor

Bass Compressor

For those who want total control over their compressed signal, these two pedals pack all the power of much more expensive studio compression units into standard stompbox housings. They’ll let you dial in the classic Dyna Comp Compressor squash, but these pedals are built for the utilitarian intricacies of the stage and the studio. With knobs for Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output, plus a bright LED meter to monitor gain reduction, these are some of the most full-featured compressor pedals ever made. With proprietary Constant Headroom Technology™ and true-bypass switching, these are state-of-the-art tone shaping tools.

M228
M228

Dyna Comp® Deluxe Compressor

The culmination of 46 years of Dyna Comp Compressor design and innovation, the Dyna Comp Deluxe Compressor provides unprecedented compression options for any signal. The time-honored Output and Sensitivity controls are there, but along with them is a Clean knob, which allows players to blend in the uneffected signal, restoring bite and immediacy at whatever level works best. The Tone control provides even more options for treating the compressed sound, making it easy to find the perfect place in the mix. The Attack buttons gives the user a choice between a slow onset of compression or a faster response. Any flavor, from old-school squash to open-sounding modern bloom is right at your fingertips—and under your foot—in the same sized enclosure as the original.