Pick Attack - The Mirage attack time is less than half a millisecond. That translates to one half cycle of the highest note on a 24 fret guitar. The attack begins clamping at the moment the pick makes contact with the string. Totally inaudible attack time! The compression control is so fast it will follow the contour of the envelope hunting for dynamic transients. This allows the natural harmonics to be drawn to the surf ace of the tone while limiting any transient spikes.
Attack knee - The Mirage compression follows the natural envelope of the musical source. No soft knee is needed to compensate for poor attack time.
Sustain/Release - The Mirage provides smooth sustain through the release without the artificial sounding aggressive gain compensation as many compressors use. As the musical note fades, the Mirage "reads" the envelope and contours the release smoothly.
Coloration and Transparency - Is it on? The Mirage linearity is virtually flat <1db variation from 20 Hz to 8 kHz. There is no induced coloration, distortion, hair, fuzz, or EQ to the signal. The Mirage transparency is such that it will also work well with acoustic instruments guitars, mandolins etc. Acoustic sparkle is actually enhanced!
Keep it Simple! - All FX Engineering pedals have the KISS philosophy. Set the Mirage controls to 12:00 and Play!