i'm suffering from severe compressor gas right now... so far i'm not running any outboard equipment. i wonder what would be the better (and/or most cost effective) route right now. - waves cla pack. right now i'm using several la2a and 1176 plugin clones very frequently on my mixes...and it's obvious that they are a studio standart in many ways - hardware comp a la fmr pbc or safe sound p1 (recommended by lasse). this would obviously allow me to use compression when going in. - fuck everything, and save up for the real deal, a.k.a. distressor. the cla pack is said to sound really good as far as i can tell, and would be very convenient in the mixing stage. i'm just in love with that "expensive" sounding compression on screams that you can hear all over the professional work. a distressor would be my best bet for that i guess, but then again for the price i could buy the cla pack AND a mid level comp like the ones listed above. which would be the more sensible move, in your opinion?