Feedback/Forward settings


Major Tom is really easy to use, I like and use it frequently.
However, I would like to know:
How should I use the feedback/forward button?
Any recommandations?

Thanks Scott


I guess the easiest thing to tell you is this: Feedback is going to sound a bit more “vintage”, while Feedforward is going to sound more “modern”…simply because a lot of the early compressors that people find desirable were designed with a feedback circuit topology. Feedback allows some of the inital transient to sneak through…or at least a tiny bit more than Feedforward does.

Use Feedback mode along with RMS mode (not peak) to get a LA2A-ish sound on vocals, bass, strings…very smooth, yet controlled.


Thanks Scott, these are valuable hints for optimal using of the plugin.