Originally Posted by lolirl
No, don't try Zoom unless it's for live use.
They're cheap and noisey.
Maybe something like a used [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
A friend had one and I always thought it sounded pretty good but they don't rate the compressor section in that article.
I think you're probably looking at a compromise for that price unless you go for something used.
The more engines, ins/outs and the higher quality the more you're looking at basically, as with most things.
TC Electronics stuff is great but about twice your budget for new.
The Compressor on the Studio Quad sucks. that said, it is a great unit and can be had for cheap!