Question: compression knob: soft distortion
Logic 10.4.1, Saffire pro 40, High Sierra
I am wondering about the distortion knob in Logic compression. Basically, the soft distortion setting sounds great on pretty well everything i have recorded in audio tracks. It seems to spice up vocals, acoustic guitars, bass and the rest and then it sounds great on the output channel too.
My questions are these:
1 - does it sound great because my EQ or other settings are lacking?
2 - am i being tricked by the unfortunate gain boost that comes with using that knob?
(i wish there was no gain boost)
3 - is using it on individual channels and then again on the output against best practises?
os sierra 10.13.3, Saffire pro 40,